Skip to Main Content

Audio Recording

Learn the basics of audio recording for music and podcasting purposes.

Online Classes

There are a variety of free online classes available through classes are available with a Free Library of Philadelphia card. Use the following step by step guides in order to access this resource for free.

Once you are logged in to through the Free Library of Philadelphia's website, you can search for the following classes.

Audition CC 2019 Essential Training (4hr 15min)  

  • Discover how to professionally edit and mix audio with Audition. Topics include: audio terminology, cleaning and repairing audio, recording audio, applying effects and more!

Learning FL Studio 12 (2hr) 

  • Learn the basics of FL Studio including building a drumbeat, adding instrument tracks and arranging songs with patterns and clips.

Learning Studio One 3 (5hr 22min) 

  • Learn about all Studio One has to offer. Topics include: creating a new song, loop recording, mixing and more.

Learning Audacity (2hr)

  • Audacity is a free, open-source, audio-editing software that many beginners use to record audio. This class will discuss importing audio, recording two tracks simultaneously, splitting clips and removing background noise.

Ableton Live 10 Essential Training (13hr 42min)

  • In this course, you will learn how to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce, and edit your musical ideas using this powerful software.

Producing Podcasts (1hr 45min) 

  • Want to start a podcast but don't know how to get started? This is the class for you. This class discusses topic such as; identifying your audience, recording, editing and publishing your podcast, promoting and marketing your podcast.

Microphone Techniques: Essentials (2hr) 

  • Gain a better understanding of microphones used for audio and music recording needs with this class.

Audio Recording Techniques (5hr 17min)

  • Learn the secrets of recording vocal and instrumental tracks. Topics include: utilizing proper gain staging, preamps, and direct boxes, capturing great sounds from instruments, utilizing a variety of stereo miking techniques and more.

CAM Erie

CAM Erie is a nonprofit corporation with a focus on providing community access to mass media. CAM Erie has put together two webinars, Podcasting Basics and Audio Recording Editing with Audacity. Links to those webinars are found below.