Digital Recording Introduction for Singer/Songwriter

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Gain the essentials of digital recording

Whether you're a seasoned musician or starting out as a singer/songwriter, this short course will enable you to learn how to craft and record your song using an interface and music software.

You'll cover how to:

  • Plug an instrument or microphone into an audio interface and record sound and how specific software works
  • Record a sound without noticeable distortion and the use of plug-ins, such as reverb, delay, eq, and compression.
  • Create an arrangement using different tempos and time signatures.
  • Arrange a song using standard formats, such as intro, verse, chorus.
  • Insert and record virtual instruments.
  • Creatively use effects for the purpose of completing a song.
  • Bounce a song to disk and the appropriate file format.
  • Introduction to a range of music software such as Garage Band, Logic, ProTools and relevant audio interfaces
  • Create a range of tracks for the purpose of recording instruments such as guitar, bass, keyboard and vocals
  • Record a range of audio tracks, overdub, plug-ins and balancing faders
  • Introduction to click trac and editing techniques, such as copy and paste, and basic arranging
  • Intro to Virtual Instruments and MIDI
  • Auxiliary tracks, bussing effects and automation
  • Mix a song and finalise it for distribution

Duration 4 weeks
Timetable 4 Wednesdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Course datees 4 - 25 August


These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 4 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Leederville
How On Campus - Short Course - Digital Recording Intro for Singer/Songwriter

Semester 2, 2021

Duration 4 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Leederville
How On Campus - Short Course - Digital Recording Intro for Singer/Songwriter

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