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Introduction to Home Recording

In this course our teacher will introduce you to the ever expanding world of Home Recording.

Having your own Recording Studio is not only for the rich and famous anymore.
Anyone can now produce a great and professional sounding song at home, in their own Home Recording Studio.

This course is an introduction to recording music at home. An easy to follow course that will learn you the basics.


Your Instructor


Nick Zwart-Knottnerus
Nick Zwart-Knottnerus

For over 30 years, Nick has been working as a producer, arranger/composer and technician in several recording studio's in the Netherlands. He worked for big companies like Kawai and Roland Musical Instruments, has been technical editor of a Dutch music magazine for over 15 years, writing articles about MIDI, studio and keyboard stuff. He now runs his own fully digital studio in the middle of the Netherlands, the country where world's best DJ's live. I bet you can name some of them?

Nick can teach you all you need to know about making music, using your computer, so will you be the next upcomming DJ or EDM artist?


Course Curriculum


  1. Introduction
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  2. Big Studio vs. Home Studio
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  3. The 'All Digital' Studio
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  4. MIDI and Synthesizers
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  5. So now....
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  And in the end...
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What you'll learn from this course?

You will learn where and when recording started and how it evolved over time. The difference between a Big Studio and a Home Studio or Project Studio. What the advantages are of having a fully digital studio, and a short history of synthezisers that came up in the 80's and now still are used as virtual plugins. And ofcourse I will tell you a little bit about MIDI, the system that glues it all together.

What you won't learn
If you want a quick solution for setting up your own recording studio, that is in the next course. This free introduction course is just and entrance into the world of sounds and music.

Before starting
I have done my best to make this course as easy to follow as possible. Since I am no native English speaker, some mistakes in pronounciation or in the choice of words might occur. Please don't shoot me for that. I am just trying and hoping to give you the best of my knowledge I gained during the decades I worked in music studio's in the Netherlands.

Frequently Asked Questions


How about my email address?
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! It is a completely self-paced online course - you will receive one chapter every day and you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as the Teachable site exists - across any and all devices you own.
Can I follow this course on my iPhone?
Yes you can, there is a special iPhone app in the app store called Teachable. Not all that is in this course can run on a mobile, there are some gadgets that you really have to deal with on your computer.

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"This is a great introductary — definitely worth checking out!"

- Johan van Slooten, Professional Synth Artist making EDM