In case you missed it, yesterday I explained the brand new HSC Production Club. Today I hope to answer any lingering questions you may have.

But first, don’t forget the live question and answer session this afternoon from 1-3 pm CST. I’ll be there to answer your questions both about the Production Club or just recording in general. Ask away!

You can watch on the HSC Production Club page or on my UStream channel. To ask questions, you’ll need to sign into UStream and join the chat!! (It’s free, and they don’t spam you. I promise.)

On to the questions…

What will happen to the HSC regular blog posts and videos when the HSC Production Club begins?

Great question. HSC isn’t going anywhere. I’ll still be posting regular, free articles and videos to the site. I understand that the Production Club may not be for everybody. You are welcome to simply enjoy all the free content as much as you want. The Production Club will be an option for you if you want to dive in deeper and work one-on-one with me.

Will the video content remain available to members after the 12-week session has ended?

Absolutely. You’ll be receiving all the content each week via a downloadable zip file. I thought about making a separate website for members where you can stream the content. However, I think actually having the QuickTime video file right there on your computer makes more sense.

The videos are yours to keep…forever.

Do I have to use Pro Tools?

I will be using Pro Tools throughout the entire course. I know that DAWs like Cubase and Logic have a very different work-flow than Pro Tools. However, the basic principles of the production process still apply.

Things like pre-production, microphone technique, editing, mixing, etc., are universal principles that apply whether you’re using Pro Tools or Reaper. The way you go about doing them will be different across each platform, but I still think you will be able to walk away with a LOT of helpful, practical information.

To be completely honest, a select few videos won’t apply to you if you’re not using Pro Tools. For example, there’s a “Setting up Pro Tools” video that goes extensively into setting up PT for recording. On that note, since I don’t use Cubase, Sonar, etc., I won’t be able to offer application-specific help with setting those up.

However, I’d still consider being a part of the Production Club. Even if a handful of the videos and information don’t apply specifically to your rig, the majority of content will be very applicable.

Seems like you tend to use a lot of stuff that is 3rd party while you edit & mix – that doesn’t come native with Pro Tools. Are you going to lean more toward options that ship standard with Pro Tools LE, for the purposes of the course demos?

My goal is to keep the content as relevant as possible. For those of you with only the stock Digi plug-ins, I’ll use a healthy portion of those. I will also use some of the Waves plug-ins I own along with a select few virtual instruments, such as EZDrummer.

It’s the same scenario as before, though. The fact that I’ll be programming drums with EZDrummer doesn’t mean you can’t take those exact principles and apply them to [insert another drum program here]. Even if we’re not working on identical setups, you’ll still be able to follow right along.

Think of it this way. If you were to enroll in a painting class, chances are you won’t have the exact same paints and brushes as the instructor, but you’ll still be able to walk away with valuable information that you can apply to your own art.

Is there a return/cancellation policy?

Absolutely. If you’re for any reason not happy with the course, or if you simply don’t think it’s worth the money, let me know. If it’s not extremely helpful to you, I’d rather not keep your money.

If you do choose to cancel, I’ll happily issue a refund. If you cancel after week 4, for example, I’ll refund you, AND you can keep the videos you’ve downloaded. You will, however, be cut off from the rest of the videos for the course and removed from the members-only forums.

For those of you who work through the entire course, you will have lifetime access to the members-only forums. There also might be a special secret bonus or two in store for you. 😉

How about a contest?

*UPDATE – This contest was only good for November 2009.

Would you like to win a FREE membership in the HSC Production Club? Help me spread the word about it, and I’ll put your name in a drawing for a free membership.

How to qualify – Simply share a link to the HSC Production Club page on your Twitter or Facebook account or website. Once you’ve posted the link, be sure to show “proof” by leaving a comment here with the link to the place where you posted it. I’ll need to see it with my own eyes to be able to drop your name in the hat. I’ll announce the winner on Monday morning.

Here’s the link:

Ready??? GO!