Free course

Recording music and sound

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Recording music and sound, provides an historical introduction to music and sound recording in the creative industries and offers some guidance about making your own recordings. Many of the processes that have been developed and the issues that have been raised in the first 150 years of recording are still relevant today, and a solid grounding in them will help you understand the wide range of recording techniques currently in use.

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • appreciate the tasks required to organise and create commercial music
  • demonstrate knowledge of the history of sound-recording technology
  • recognise the impact of technological change on sound recording
  • understand some of the decisions made by contemporary sound recordists, including the placement of microphones.