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Bethlehem, PA

484-284-0845

Freestone Media is a full service recording studio that offers quality recordings, and creative production.  

We combine great audio with artistic video production that is great for events, small business and artists.

 

Session Notes Blog

An inside look Freestone Media sessions.  Tips, tricks and lessons learned from my experiences in production.

Awesome Online Training Resources for Home Studios

Jason Reif

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1. The Home Recording Show- Go listen to every episode.  Great.  Now do it again.  These guys make a fun show, are very knowledgeable, and talk about EVERYTHING.  I have learned so many things from them its crazy.  The best part is that its a FREE podcast.

2. Home Studio Corner- Joe Gilder amazes me with how knowledgable he is, and how much great work he does in a spare bedroom.  He is challenging and encouraging, and will inspire you to get more work done and keep learning.  He offers a free blog and email list, many free videos, but go ahead and pay the $10 a month to be a VIP member.  This subscription is full of great content, a private forum and a host of other perks.  For more in depth training he also sells a number of  video series.

4. Lynda.com- Lynda is a training resource for any type of creative or technology field.  There are hundreds of courses to choose from ranging from specific software to general audio theory and recording techniques.  Not so bad for $25 per month.

5. CreativeLive-  this is a newer site that also specialized in training for multiple creative fields.  They hold live training sessions with top notch professionals that are very detail oriented.  The best part is, if you watch the class live its absolutely FREE!   After the fact you can buy the videos for $75-$99.  Still well priced for a 10-16 hour course.

6. Duelling Mixes -  Joe Gilder and Graham Cochrane have put their heads together to create a great community of aspiring mixers.  For $27, every month you get a new song to practice mixing.  You can discuss it in the forum and listen to each others work.  At the end of the month Graham and Joe post videos about their own mixes and the techniques they used.  The community then gets to vote on whose was the best.  Lots to practice and learn.  Also lots of fun.

7. Recording Lounge-  this is another very in depth podcast, put out by Kendal Osborne from Oklahoma.  He offers lots of tips, theory and examples, all which are more on the technical side, which is fine by me.  This is a professional guy who works in a big studio as well as out of his own project studio.

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I'm sure this will be only the first of many posts about great training.  I will definitely add more as I find and dive into others.  Please comment with any you know and love.