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Pro Recording in Small Rooms

This course will conquer these issues:

  • Everything you record sounds like it was recorded in a bedroom.
  • You are not sure what you should do next to make your recordings better
  • Your mixes always sound different when you listen in your car. You can't trust what you are hearing...during mixing, and recording.
  • You record drums in a small space and you want the drums to sound bigger and more open.

Having a small room does not mean that you can't get a Pro result. Pro results in small rooms happen all the time. There are many small commercial studios in Nashville that used to be residential homes. There are also engineers that record at their home studio to avoid high studios costs. The size of the room does not limit the quality of your recordings.

Why is it so challenging to so many?

    • Small rooms often have acoustic issues because of their size. A balance of treatment and understanding how to adjust the room is key. This is why a room can sound muddy or have harsh cymbals.
    • Drums usually like a nice room sound that makes them sound natural and open. Snare drums always sound clunky.
    • Small changes in microphone placement can make a big difference in the fullness of the sound. Understanding what to listen for and adjusting the microphones is key.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Learn how to place microphones to dial in a "Colored" vs a "Natural" sound.
    • This technique is demonstrated throughout the course on various instruments.
  • How to improve your monitoring in a small room
    • Trusting what you hear is your path to making better recordings.
  • How to record bass guitar amps in small rooms, amp placement, amp settings, using a DI box, and mic placement.
    • Hear multiple demos and learn what to listen for in your own tracks.
  • How to acoustically treat and modify a room to get a "Pro" quality sound
    • Acoustics are a part of your recordings, and we can't skip this important step.
  • Learn how to adapt by knowing what to listen for and how to fix problems.
    • Every room is different. You have to know how to listen and then adapt.
  • My 4 techniques to add space and depth to your recordings
    • These make your soom sound bigger than it really is.

Who is this course for?

This course is great for any studio or home studio that wishes they had a bigger sound. We will discuss how to get the tonal balance of a large room, and also how to add depth to tracks to make your room seem larger than it really is.

What is in the course?

  • 14 core lessons with multiple videos in each (37 Videos Total)
  • Total video time of the core lessons is 2 hours and 54 minutes
  • 11 bonus videos for Engineering Foundations
  • Listening examples
  • Direct email support from me with custom step-by-step instructions
  • Immediate access to all the course materials
  • Downloads for all videos for offline viewing

Core Lessons:

Unit 1: Common Issues in Small Rooms (And How to Fix Them)

  • Lesson 1: Understanding How to Use the Room Sound in Recordings (4:51)
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring in a Small Room (12:06)
  • Lesson 3: Flutter Echos (5:33)
  • Lesson 4: Low Frequency Mud with Loud Instruments (8:09)
  • Lesson 5: Single Mic Phasing (4:45)
  • Lesson 6: 3k Hz Harshness in a Room (7:10)

Unit 2: Drum Recording Issues in Small Rooms

  • Lesson 1: Small Rooms Require a Different Approach (9:05)
  • Lesson 2: Controlling the Tonalities and Stereo Image (4:07)
  • Lesson 3: Four Techniques to Add Space and Lenght to Sounds (9:51)

Unit 3: Recording Vocals, Guitars, Bass, and Acoustic Instruments

  • Lesson 1: Vocal (7:58)
  • Lesson 2: Acoustic Guitar (5:50)
  • Lesson 3: Electric Guitar Tone Building (19:17)
  • Lesson 4: Adding a Sense of Space to Electric Guitar (11:02)
  • Lesson 5: Bass Guitar - Amp and DI Box (9:11)

Bonus Lessons - Engineering Foundations

  • How to Develop Your Ears (8:09)
  • Why Do People Want to Record with YOU? (4:29)
  • It Is Never About the Gear (8:28)
  • Understand What Happens to Pitches at High Volume (5:26)
  • Being Unique in Your Field (4:23)
  • Are Headphones Good to Mix With? (4:23)
  • How to Know When Your Ears are Being Tricked (4:14)
  • The Middle-Frequency Range is King (7:01)
  • Using Reference Mixes (7:12)
  • Low Volume = Good Recordings (3:52)
  • Cool Trick for Knowing if the Vocals are Too Loud (4:11)

Bonus - Step-by-step email support directly from me (Ryan)

  • Something sound a little off and you can't figure out why?
  • Just email me a short audio file, and I'll give you a custom step-by-step process on how to improve.


  • You get immediate access to all the videos. Total video time is 2 Hours, 54 Minutes. (02:54:00)
  • You never expire or go out of date. You have this course for life.
  • Download the core lessons

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

  • I want you to be completely happy with the course and coaching. If you are not happy for any reason, just email me within the first 30 days from your purchase and I'll refund 100% of the purchase price for this course.
  • No risk. The only thing you risk is not getting the course, and allowing unsure microphone technique to hold you back the sound of your recordings.

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