Audio Production: Technical Processes

Online Teaching Services / Subscriptions

  • Lynda.com All kinds of media production and other stuff.
  • Ask.Audio. "A NonLinear Educating Company." Has Audio production news, reviews, tutorials, reviews and an academy. I haven't tried it yet, but a few of the pages I've seen look good. In May 2020, the academy subscription was $120 per year to access all of their courses.
  • Beat Academy "Produce Grammy-worthy songs on your laptop." Tutorials, Courses, and Community. This one comes recommended by one of my students who was interested in learning Ableton. She said they have good tutorials for beginners.
  • Nail The Mix "The world’s best online recording school for rock and metal producers." "Raw Multi-tracks from real bands," "Live-streaming classes taught by top mixers," "incredible exclusive community." Membership was $20 per month in April 2020. One of my students found and used this site, and it helped him develop a drum sound that landed him a job at a recording studio.
  • The Production Academy Lots of videos on teaching live sound, especially for music. $29/month (2018). 30 day free trial for Soundgirls.org members.
  • Sound Design Live - Tuning audio systems, how to make money as a sound engineer. It offers Soundgirls.org members:
    • Beginner: Get Started with Sound System Tuning is a free 40-part video series to get you up and running with your first measurements in Smaart or SATlive. It includes videos like How to build your own 2-channel audio analyzer for FREE and STOP Smaarting the Sound System.
    • Intermediate: Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound is the world’s only self-paced online training in sound system tuning guaranteed to improve your confidence and consistency with the highest level of support in the industry. Its 57 video lessons walk you step-by-step through speaker placement, aim, EQ, and crossover alignment with real-world examples and assignments to quickly and effectively maximize your results in any room.
  • Film Scoring

Physics, Psychophysics, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics

Explanations of Technology

360 and VR Sound

Digital Audio

Audio Production Equipment Descriptions

Audio Production for Cinema

Digital Recording System


  • Types of plug-ins for audio production (e.g., AAX, AU, VST)
  • Plug-in Brands (Many of these sites have tutorials on media production)


Ear Training

Recording / Tracking

Recording Techniques

Large Ensemble
Mobile & Phone

Mic Positions

Recording Samples for Electronic Music production

  • Early Documentary about Sampling on YouTube. "Uploaded on Dec 23, 2011... documentary about sampling made by an Aussie T.V station back in 1988 before the laws we're changed to regulate the practice." Deals with plagiarism, copyright infringement, and artistic creativity. (Approx. 8 min.)
  • Copyright Criminals. An episode of Independent Lens on PBS. Posted on YouTube. (Approx. 56 min.)

EDM and DJing

Signal Processing and Post Production

Individual processes

Getting a Guitar Sound


  • Analog
  • Digital
    • Stems for Mixing Practice and Assignments
      • Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio Additional Resources. There are more stems here than I have time to count. They cover a wide range of music styles. They are for educational purposes only and accompany the book Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior. (Second edition published 2019).


Radio Production Resources

  • AudioBlocks.com Royalty free music and sound effects for an inexpensive annual subscription.
  • Music Radio Creative "You are the creator, we give you the tools. DJ drops, podcast intros, radio jingles, commercials and so much more..."

Sound Effects

Television and Movie Sound

  • April Tucker blog April holds both a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sound Recording, and has over 10 years experience in the field. April works primarily as a re-recording mixer and sound editor (based in Los Angeles), but also has experience as a music editor and mixer, and ADR and Foley engineer.
  • Film and Game Scoring

Apps and Software

Examples of Audio Production





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