I take a record from point A, nothing on it, just how I received it, all the way to Z. Finished record; complete. I do it over the course of two to three hours, and you join in as I do it. As I go through every movement, every choice, every fader adjustment, I explain why I’m doing what I’m doing, what I’m thinking, and I broaden it out to a bigger perspective and show how certain techniques can accomplish the same thing, but in different ways, and why I would choose those ways.
The whole thinking behind this tutorial series is this. When I was first learning how to engineer, I learned from other engineers. I learned by being in the studio with them, doing what they were doing, helping them – putting my hands on the microphones, and moving them. Putting my hands on the faders, and adjusting them.
I was there, and that’s how I learned. That’s called “tacit knowledge.” Tacit knowledge is hands on learning, and it’s irreplaceable. So this is going to be my means of giving that to you.
You’re going to have the multi-tracks to the files, so you can mix as I mix, or you can simply walkthrough it with me, and then take the ideas and do it your own way. The bottom line is that you’ll be able to get an actual session from actual professional clients, and then do your own version of that with my guidance.
I don’t think that there’s any kind of replacement for this sort of learning. This is the type of stuff that will accelerate your understanding of engineering faster than anything else. It is perfect supplementary material to any of the other tutorials that I’ve put out, and I think you’re going to learn a lot.
In doing this, I’m learning a lot. So I’m really excited about it. I’m going to have a whole bunch of them out, and I guess that’s all there is to it. I’m just really excited.