Our latest audio recording course is the Newbies Guide To Audio Recording Awesomeness 2: Pro Recording With Reaper, which is the second home recording course in our “Newbies Guide” series. The first course was designed for folks who have little or no budget for gear or software to start doing audio recording. Therefore, it makes use of the free recording program, Audacity, which you can download and start using immediately, and “any mic you happen to have,” including a $5.00 plastic computer mic.
The first course is NOT a prerequisite for the second one! It is simply designed for those with a bit more of a budget for software and gear. It makes use of Reaper recording software, which is decidedly professional audio recording software (technically called a digital audio workstation or DAW), and yet whose cost is amazingly low. In fact, The Reaper folks have something they call the honest business model. First is the 30-day free trial, which is a fully functional version of the software AND doesn’t actually stop working after 30 days. Yes, you will get a notice telling you the software is not free after that time, but if you need more than 30 days, you can have more time to evaluate Reaper. Then – and this is the really amazing part – you decide whether to pay $225 or $60 for a full license to Reaper! What? Yup. If you are a business making more than $20,000 (USD) per year, then you should buy the commercial license for $225. If you don’t make that much, you pay $60. And nobody is going to check. It’s based on the honor system. I don’t know of anyone else who does this. Simply amazing.
Anyway, the Newbies Guide To Audio Recording Awesomeness 2: Pro Recording With Reaper also starts you from scratch and teaches the basics of audio recording – just like the first course – it simply goes further and teaches you a lot more cool stuff (time-saving voice-over automation tips and tricks, multi-track recording, MIDI, virtual instruments, and much more), mainly because Reaper is capable of doing all that stuff.
Click here for two free videos from the course.
Check out the video below, which is sort of a walk-through of the course: