I am a very lucky boy.
Quite apart from the fact that I have some wonderful friends and know some truly creative people I am doubly blessed at the moment because of a gentleman named Joe Gilder. Those of you who know me will know that I have been learning all about audio/music production recently (a subject which I blame Joe Kelly and Alecx Cutter for once again igniting my interest in) and setting up a small home studio in my bedroom. Of all of the advice and instruction that I have sought on the subject, Joe Gilder’s has been the most informative and full of truly useful information that I can use on a day-to-day basis. I don’t know if you have ever looked for instructional videos for anything online but there are so many people selling things, most of which appear to only be interested in raking in your money, when you find one it’s important to stick with them. So, over time, I read his marvellous blog at http://www.homestudiocorner.com and signed up to the VIP forum (which is full of really helpful people ready to create their own music) and waited patiently for him to open up his product “The Production Club” again. I should say, this wasn’t the first thing of his that I had bought and I learned a lot from joining “Mix With Us” earlier in the year.
The Production Club 2.0 opened its doors a few days ago but, because of my recently financial situation, I found that I would be unable to join. But, here’s why I am such a lucky boy right now, Joe posted a competition on his site to win a scholarship to The Production Club 2.0 and I won it. It is completely amazing, I never win anything so I wasn’t expecting to. I am still a little overwhelmed to be honest and I wanted to say a big thank you to Joe. I can’t wait to get started.“The production club is an all-inclusive, in-depth online training course, where you will walk with me through the entire recording process. I will record an entire song from start to finish. From song idea to finished, mastered recording, ready to be sold (or shared with your mom).”
Which brings me to my other point in writing this post. I know there are a lot of musicians out there who want to produce their own music. I know it’s an awkward thing to try and learn something so complex and not knowing whose advice you should be taking. I know that there are things you don’t even know you need to know. You would do well to read http://www.homestudiocorner.com and, if you’re at that stage where you can actually spend a little time and money on learning the craft you could do far worse than signing up for the production club which will take you through EVERY stage of recording a song:
- 1. Pre-Production (2 weeks)
- 2. Recording (5-6 weeks)
- 3. Editing (3-4 weeks)
- 4. Mixing (5 weeks)
- 5. Mastering (2 weeks)
You also get a copy of Joe’s album Out of Indiana, which is awesome.