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  •   01 Intro to Bootcamp

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  •   09 Drums - Lay of the Land

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the complete metal recording class


Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp will give you access to one of metal’s most in-demand producers and educators. You’ll also get to watch the talented and seasoned performers of Monuments show you how to record flawless takes and how to prepare to enter the studio.

Recording Metal with Eyal Levi: A Bootcamp is the definitive guide to recording and producing metal. From soup to nuts, start to finish, A to Z, you will learn everything you need to know about recording and producing a metal song.

Eyal Levi will take you inside the studio with Monuments as they record a song from scratch at Clear Lake Recording in Los Angeles. In this bootcamp, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for a session in preproduction by choosing tempos and organizing the session
  • Record flawless drums from selection and reheading/tuning to mic choice and placement to editing
  • Record rhythm guitars
  • Record clean and lead guitars
  • Record bass guitar
  • Record, edit and tune lead vocals, harmonies, and screams
  • Mix and master from session setup to final bounce

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Bootcamp

    13:45
  2. 02

    Purpose of Pre-Production

    15:55
  3. 03

    Technical Side of Preproduction

    11:33
  4. 04

    Pre-Production: Setting Up the Tempo Map

    12:05
  5. 05

    Pre-Production: Importing Stems

    10:11
  6. 06

    Pre-Production: Click Track

    15:27
  7. 07

    Creating Tracking Templates

    17:04
  8. 08

    Intro and the Tone Pie

    04:52
  9. 09

    Drums - Lay of the Land

    10:45
  10. 10

    Bearing Edges

    03:10
  11. 11

    Wood Types

    10:37
  12. 12

    Depths and Sizes

    04:00
  13. 13

    Hoops

    02:39
  14. 14

    Sticks and Beaters

    07:39
  15. 15

    Drum Heads

    07:31
  16. 16

    Drum Tuning

    1:03:55
  17. 17

    Drum Mic Placement Intro

    10:38
  18. 18

    Basic Drum Mic Setup

    53:37
  19. 19

    Cymbal Mic Setup

    35:25
  20. 20

    Touch Up Tuning

    46:56
  21. 21

    Microphone Choice and Placement

    40:34
  22. 22

    Drum Tracking Intro

    01:01
  23. 23

    Getting Tones and Final Placement

    34:52
  24. 24

    Primary Tracking

    31:54
  25. 25

    Punching In and Comping Takes

    20:11
  26. 26

    Guitar Setup and Rhythm Tone Tracking

    01:59
  27. 27

    Amplifiers - Lay of the Land

    10:01
  28. 28

    Amplifiers & Cab Shoot Out

    27:13
  29. 29

    Guitar Cab Mic Choice and Placement

    03:56
  30. 30

    Guitar Tracking and Signal Chain

    29:08
  31. 31

    Finalizing Amplifier Tone

    51:24
  32. 32

    Guitar Mic Shootout Round Robin

    05:22
  33. 33

    Intro to Rhythm Tracking

    07:46
  34. 34

    Setting Up Guitars

    15:02
  35. 35

    Working with a Guitarist

    05:05
  36. 36

    Final Guitar Tone and Recap

    04:11
  37. 37

    Guitar Tracking with John

    15:19
  38. 38

    Guitar Tracking with Ollie

    32:03
  39. 39

    Final Tracking

    22:08
  40. 40

    Tracking Quads

    33:44
  41. 41

    Intro to Bass Tone

    01:26
  42. 42

    Bass Tone Setup

    07:36
  43. 43

    Bass Tone Mic Placement

    16:42
  44. 44

    Bass Tracking

    45:09
  45. 45

    Intro to Clean and Lead Tones

    02:15
  46. 46

    Clean Guitar Tones

    34:05
  47. 47

    Lead Tones

    10:58
  48. 48

    Vocal Setup for Tracking

    11:27
  49. 49

    Vocal Mic Selection and Setup

    02:39
  50. 50

    Vocal Mic Shootout

    09:14
  51. 51

    Lead Vocal Tracking

    38:09
  52. 52

    Writing Harmonies

    07:44
  53. 53

    Harmony Vocal Tracking

    23:25
  54. 54

    Vocal Warm Ups

    11:40
  55. 55

    Scream Vocal Tracking

    18:57
  56. 56

    Vocal Tuning and Editing Introduction

    01:35
  57. 57

    Vocal Tuning and Editing

    29:26
  58. 58

    Routing and Bussing

    25:16
  59. 59

    Color Coding, Labeling and Arranging Channels

    17:54
  60. 60

    Setting Up Parallel Compression

    30:51
  61. 61

    Setting Up Drum Triggers

    10:41
  62. 62

    Gain Staging and Trim

    1:00:54
  63. 63

    Drum Mixing - Subtractive EQ

    25:39
  64. 64

    Drum Mixing - Snare

    23:01
  65. 65

    Drum Mixing - Kick

    11:39
  66. 66

    Drum Mixing - Toms

    24:47
  67. 67

    Drum Mixing - Cymbals and Rooms

    17:24
  68. 68

    Drum Mixing Recap

    08:58
  69. 69

    Mixing Bass Guitar

    16:27
  70. 70

    Mixing Rhythm Guitars

    1:16:08
  71. 71

    Basic Vocal Mix

    1:08:59
  72. 72

    Mixing Clean and Lead Guitars

    58:55
  73. 73

    Mixing - Automation

    43:36
  74. 74

    Mastering - Interview with Joel Wanasek

    31:02

Meet Your Expert

Eyal Levi

Eyal Levi is a critically acclaimed educator, musician and producer. After attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Eyal cut his teeth as the guitarist and primary songwriter in Daath, a progressive death metal band that released albums on Roadrunner and Century Media. In the studio, he has worked with such artists including The Black Dahlia Murder, Monuments, The Contortionist, Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Demon Hunter, August Burns Red, Reflections, Motionless In White, and Firewind. An accomplished speaker and educator, he has logged hundreds of hours teaching the next generation the craft of music production.  ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Ron

    February 2019

    I'm on lesson 19! Already worth every dollar!!! Priceless insight! I have already incorporated some of the ideas (preproduction common sense stuff that I never thought of, but damn). VERY HAPPY with this course! ALWAYS LEARNING and looking forward to the next 50 (or whatever) lessons!!! Excellent course! GREAT PRODUCER/ENGINEER, GREAT DRUM TECH, and GREAT BAND!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • ceeleeme

    ceeleeme

    March 2016

    I'm just part way though and I'm blown away by the quality approach Eyal takes to getting the best out of the sessions. I love how well everything is explained and Eyals calm manner is just awesome it really makes you want to listen to the gems of wisdom he offers.

  • user-eb82bd

    user-eb82bd

    March 2016

    Amazing knowledge is being presented here. If you want to start out recording, this should be your first step, it'll save you lots of time and get you awesome results. Highly recommended class.

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