Intro to Recording

Your Journey to Better Recordings and Mixes Starts HERE

Dear fellow musician,

Since launching Home Studio Corner in 2009, I’ve answered literally thousands of questions from people trying to get things rolling in their own home recording studio. It wasn’t until recently that I took many of those answers and packaged them into a course designed to lay a solid foundation for you to build on as you embark on this journey to make a bunch of great music at home.  

I use that term foundation intentionally. Whether you are brand new to recording or have been recording for years, we all need to be reminded of the basics, the core principles behind making great music. While I’ve released 50+ songs of my own music and worked on countless other projects, I still regularly review the basics. Get those down, and you can do almost anything in the studio.  

But without a solid grasp of the basics, your home studio is missing its foundation, so to speak. Much like a faulty foundation in your home will lead to countless problems in the future, if you don’t lay a good foundation of home recording knowledge, you’ll constantly come up against problems you won’t know how to solve (or problems that could have been prevented in the first place). Michael Jordan needed to practice his jump shot (even at the height of his career), and you and I need to understand and practice the basics in order to make the music we always dreamed of making.  

That brings us to Intro to Recording.

What's it about? 

Intro to Recording is an online course designed to get you up to speed on what it takes to make great recordings in your home studio. One of the biggest “secrets” to producing music is to get the recording part right. If the recordings are great, the mixes will be great. If the recordings are shabby, the mixes will be slightly less shabby.


Great records aren’t mixed, they’re RECORDED.  

Like I mentioned earlier, whether you’re brand new or experienced, this course will be good for you. If you’re new, it’ll lay a good foundation. If you’re experienced, it’ll remind you of what’s important and fill in the gaps in your knowledge.  

As with all of my courses, the goal is for you to be making better music by the end of it. If that doesn’t happen, you need to ask me for a refund. Seriously. That’s the deal.  

What’s included?  

Intro to Recording is a series of videos that walk you through all the important aspects of recording.  

You’ll learn:  

  • The single most important concept to the whole home recording process. (Get this right, and the rest becomes a breeze.)
  • The key components of a simple recording setup. (Recording doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t need to involve a huge list of equipment. A few key pieces is all you need to get started.)
  • How to THINK about equipment, and how it all works together.
  • What a DAW is (recording software), and how it’s designed to work.
  • What digital audio is and how it works (and why it’s awesome)
  • All about preamps — what they are, what they do, when and if you need “better” ones.
  • The all-important recording workflow. (So you know what you want to record, but where do you start?)
  • Basic microphone techniques and strategies. (Get good at these core concepts and strategies, and you’ll be able to approach ANY instrument with confidence that you will get a good recording.)
  • And a whole bunch more…  

In addition to all the game-changing information you’ll learn, I’ve also included a couple challenges for you. Learning is pointless unless you combine it with action. I’ve built challenges right into the course, designed to help you solidify the concepts you just learned by putting them into practice.  

On top of all that, if you have questions along the way, I’ll be available to point you in the right direction.  

This course is a no-brainer. You could spend hundreds of dollars taking a college-level “Audio 101” course, and you’ll learn a bunch of stuff, but it won’t be terribly helpful. Intro to Recording is designed from the ground up to teach you everything you need to know to get up and running in YOUR home studio. I teach you the important concepts and leave off the excess. That’s how it should be.  

If you’re ready to get started, just click the button below and go through the purchase process. A few moments and $47 later, and you’ll be diving into Video #1.  

I’m excited for you. Better recordings are right around the corner.

1-Year 100% Money-Back Guarantee

This whole thing is guaranteed. For realsies. No strings attached.

You've got a full year to decide if your purchase was worth it. If you look back 364 days, and you didn't get value out of Intro to Recording, I want you to sit down, send me an email, and ask for a refund. Easy peasy. And we can still be friends.

That's how I want to be treated when I buy things. I want to know the company's got my back and wants what's best for me. I've got your back.

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Intro to Recording


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All 20 Home Studio Corner Courses

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All-Access Pass ($1,453 Value)

If you want to dive even deeper into improving your recording, mixing, and production skills, the All-Access Pass is just the ticket for you. It's an annual membership that includes access to all 20 Home Studio Corner courses, a back catalog of exclusive VIP content, monthly challenges, and more.

Included Courses:

Intro to Recording

Lay a solid foundation for many years of great recordings.

Understanding Microphones

Learn the different types of microphones and how and when to use each of them.

Recording Killer Vocals

The vocal needs to be great. Learn how to capture the vocal well every time.

Recording Electric Guitar

Capture better electric guitar tones, and bring that song to life.

Recording Acoustic Guitar

Become a master at capturing beautiful, rich acoustic guitar recordings.

Understanding Production

The secret to great recordings and mixes lies in great production. Learn how to record the RIGHT parts and make your songs incredible interesting and engaging.

Production Club

Walk through the entire production process with me as I produce a single song, step-by-step, from start to finish.

Guitar/Vocal Production

Every songwriter dreams of releasing great-sounding, simple guitar/vocal recordings. Become a songwriter's dream engineer with this course.

Understanding Your Room

Your room is lying to you. Veteran acoustician Gavin Haverstick teaches this course, where he shows you everything you need to know to get the best sound out of your room.

Home Recording Tactics

A collection of interviews with a host of audio engineers from all over the world, sharing their best tips for better recordings and mixes.

Understanding Mixing

Let me take you on a slow, methodical, step-by-step journey through the process of mixing a song from start to finish.

Understanding EQ

Polish those tracks to perfection with your new EQ skills.

Understanding Compression

Learn how and (more importantly) when to use compression to add punch and clarity to your mixes.

Drum Mixing Guide

A lot goes into mixing drums, so much so that I created an entire course to walk you through my method for mixing drums.

Vocal Mixing Guide

Vocals are the backbone of most modern music. Learn how to mix both male and female vocal tracks with confidence and skill.

Mixing & Mastering "Fighter EP"

Once you're feeling a little more confident in your mixing skills, mix and master an entire 4-song EP right along with me.

Speed Mixing

One of the ways you get better at mixing is to mix more songs. This course will teach you how to mix them quickly, so you can speed up your rate of improvement dramatically.

Mix Practice

A collection of over 50 multi-tracks for you to use to hone your mixing skills.

Home Studio Business

Do you dream of turning your home studio into a source of income? It's very possible, but you need to think more like an entrepreneur than a musician. In this course I share the strategies and tactics that helped me launch and grow my business.

10-Day EP (Newest Course)

This fast-paced course help you release a full EP in as little as 10 days, a process you can then repeat at will to make music whenever you want to.

If you were to purchase each of these courses separately today, you would spend $1,453. Or you can pay just $197/year to access ALL of them. Cancel any time you want.

PLUS, I'm always adding new courses, so your membership will only become more valuable in the future.

Thank You

Whether you place an order today or not, thank you for reading this far. I truly believe this material will rock your world and help you make better-sounding music than you ever have. I hope you'll take the plunge.


Joe Gilder

Home Studio Corner

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need specific software to take this course?

Nope. This class is focused on the core concepts of getting great recordings on any system. Whether you're using Pro Tools or GarageBand, this course is for you.

What's the best way to get the most value out of this system?

Great question. I recommend putting yourself on a weekly schedule that has you flip-flopping between watching one of the course videos, then practicing what you learned in your studio. Even with just one hour per week, you'll start to see progress.

How does the order process work?

It's really simple. Select one of the options above and click the "Order" button. Next, you will fill out your contact and payment information. Once your order is complete, you will receive an email with your login information. Once you log into the members area, you will have instant access to the entire program.