Planet Dallas hands-on-training program is a proud partner & affiliate of the Recording, Radio, & Film Connection.
We specialize in hands-on, one-to-one training for recording studio techniques and live sound mixing.
Ever dream of working in a studio? Maybe mixing a band, live? We can help you achieve that dream……
Through the Mentorship Program, offered by Planet Dallas, you will experience hands-on training in a professional recording studio, your home studio, on-site at your venue, or church.
Our step-by-step process, will help you learn how to do more than just press record or turn up a vocal mic.
Acquiring knowledge of gain structure, signal flow and trouble shooting from professionals in our industry, you’ll be led to greater levels.
In lesson one, you’ll have the opportunity to sit with your mentor in a professional recording studio and begin learning the basic concepts you’ll be building upon in the lessons to come. By the end of lesson one, you will have successfully routed an audio signal through the recording console, in to Pro Tools, and back again!
Lesson Two: Introduction To Digital Audio
Lesson two will have you continuing to route audio through the recording console and in to Pro Tools, and begin to build your understanding of digital audio. You will cover a number of topics directly related to how DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations) handle audio/video sessions and the options included within Pro Tools.
Lesson Three: Microphones
Lesson three focuses predominantly on microphones and their functionality.
Lesson Four: Consoles
Throughout lessons one, two, and three, you’ve been able to get audio through the recording console, and now, it’s time to learn how the console actually functions. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to study different consoles manufacturers, makes and models.
Lesson Five: The Patch Bay
The patch bay is an essential part of any sound-entity. In lesson four, you’ll be learning how it operates, connecting the console to the out-board gear.
Lesson Six: Microphones Revisited
Lesson six will arguably be the most hands-on lesson of the program. By the end of lesson six you’ll have set up and experimented with different microphone positions and techniques
Lesson Seven: Introduction To Pro Tools
Whereas in previous lessons, you’ve been using Pro Tools to route audio back to the recording console, you’ll now begin to utilize Pro Tools for a number of purposes. You’ll learn about Pro Tools itself, fast-keys, and how to navigate around the software with general ease.
Lesson Eight: Plug-Ins
In lesson eight, you’ll learn and experiment with the effects within Pro Tools, or, the plug-ins. These include reverb, delay, compression, and many, many more.
Lesson Nine: Equalizers
Equalization (EQ) is a powerful tool to any recording engineer or producer. Lesson nine will help you understand its purpose and functionality, in addition to the several types of equalizers available.
Lesson Ten: Dynamics
Lesson ten encompasses compression, limiting, de-essers, and several other available tools. By the end of lesson ten, you should have a firm grasp on how these tools can be implemented and utilized.
Lesson Eleven: Reverbs & Delays
Lesson eleven will focus on both reverbs and delays in manner designed to help you not only understand how and when to utilize them, but to improve your quality of work!
Lesson Twelve: Amplifiers, Monitors, & Speakers
Lesson twelve will focus on the different types of monitoring and speakers that can be utilized both in the studio and live. You will also be introduced the several different types of amplifiers that power the equipment you’ve been using.
Lesson Thirteen: MIDI
Lesson thirteen provides an introduction to digital side of music production in the form of the musical instrument digital interface, or MIDI.
Lesson Fourteen: Review, Review, Review
Anything you feel you need to review or cover once more can, and will be done to ensure that you walk away from the program with a truly solid and functional understanding of what you’ve learned!
Lesson Fifteen: Utilizing Your New Knowledge
Lesson fifteen marks the end of the program, and as such, you will need to make use of the skills you’ve acquired throughout the program to complete tasks as designated by your mentor.