Intro to Audio



 We offer this one-day, four hour crash course for those interested in learning more about the process of recording. Don’t worry if you have no prior experience – this lecture is designed for both beginners and novices alike. 

We cover a variety of topics, beginning with the basics of signal flow (how audio is captured and how it travels), and ranging up to recording techniques such as micing a bass or guitar amp; how to properly arrange microphones to record drums, as well as how to record in a simplistic or lo-fi manner; and the essentials of mixing – in other words, how to enhance each of your instruments through editing to bring your track to life. 


The instructor for this monthly course is Sound On Sound Studios’ very own David Amlen. With a long career in audio, owning multiple studios in midtown Manhattan since the 1980s, having multiple grammy- and platinum- awarded albums under his belt, and working with live audio for multiple television networks, David is well-versed in each of the topics we cover in our Intro to Audio course. 

Whether you’re interested in a career in audio, want to better understand how to make your own music, or if you’re just interested in learning more about the process, this lecture can help give you a glimpse into the life of a world-class recording studio. Intro to Audio meets the last Tuesday of the month from 6 pm to 9 pm. We have room for a maximum of 12 people per class, so we advise booking your spot ahead of time via the contact form below. A studio representative will reach out to schedule your attendance.

For more information on the class, feel free to reach out to us by phone or email.



Must be 18 years of age or present with a guardian. There will be an extra charge if you book or show up day-of. Discounts are available for groups or multi-class bookings. You can book for any of the following dates:



Note: specific classes in the schedule are subject to change in accordance with studio bookings. None of your information will be used for anything other than contact purposes with relation to the course.