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Studio Pass with Tommy Rogers and Jamie King

with Jamie King and Tommy Rogers

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  •   09 Recording Drum Samples


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About The Class

your guide to recording songs that sound organic and real.

Get an inside look at how things run in the studio with Tommy Rogers & Jamie King in this Studio Pass.

Tommy is the vocalist for the progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me and has worked with Jamie to produce most of the band’s albums. In this class, they’ll share their signature approach to production and detail the process they used to record Tommy’s latest solo album “Modern Noise”.

Both Tommy and Jamie aim to track songs that sound organic and real. In Studio Pass: Tommy Rogers & Jamie King, they’ll show you how things should run in a studio to get a final track that sounds like the band on their best day, but not over-produced.

You’ll learn about the role good pre-production plays in getting the best sound and what you should do before you ever set foot inside the studio. You’ll learn about the recording process as Tommy and Jamie track drums, bass, vocals, and guitar for a song from Tommy’s solo album. They’ll also deconstruct Pro Tools sessions and talk about how performance impacts the final arrangement.

If you want to learn how these guys work in the studio, don’t miss your chance to hang for two days with Tommy and Jamie and get a behind-the-scenes look at their process.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro and Drum Head Selection

  2. 02

    Tuning a Floor Tom

  3. 03

    Tuning the Kick Drum

  4. 04

    Tuning the Snare Drum

  5. 05

    Drum Mic Selection and Placement

  6. 06

    Gain Staging and Preamp Selection for Drums

  7. 07

    Tracking Drums with EQ

  8. 08

    Tracking Drums

  9. 09

    Recording Drum Samples

  10. 10

    Why Quantize Drums?

  11. 11

    Drum Editing - Manual Quantization

  12. 12

    Drum Editing - Beat Detective

  13. 13

    Rhythm Guitar Amp Mic Placement

  14. 14

    Rhythm Guitar Tone and Gain Staging

  15. 15

    Recording Rhythm Guitars

  16. 16

    Recording Lead Guitar I

  17. 17

    Recording Lead Guitars II

  18. 18

    Bass Tracking

  19. 19

    Guitar and Bass Editing

  20. 20

    Vocal Prep

  21. 21

    Song Vocal Mic Selection and Tracking

  22. 22

    Scream Vocal Mic Selection and Recording

  23. 23

    Vocal Editing with VocAlign

  24. 24

    Vocal Tuning with AutoTune

  25. 25

    Segment 25 - Vocal Editing Questions

  26. 26

    Mixing Drums

  27. 27

    Bass and Guitar Mixing

  28. 28

    Panning and Balancing the Mix

  29. 29

    Mixing with EQ Processing

  30. 30

    Bass Compression and Effects in Mixing

  31. 31

    Songwriting and Pre-Production

  32. 32

    Building a Studio Business


Meet Your Experts

Jamie King

Jamie King is a highly sought after record producer, mixing and mastering engineer from Winston-Salem, NC. He is best known for his work with Between the Buried and Me, producing most of their studio LPs. Jamie has been recording since ... read more

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Tommy Rogers

Tommy Rogers is the lead singer and keyboardist for the band Between the Buried and Me, a progressive metal band from North Carolina. Since starting the band in 2000 with former members of the metal core band Prayer for Cleansing, ... read more

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  • pdf Tommy Rogers and Jamie King - Syllabus.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Zachary Towne

    Zachary Towne

    December 2014

    Thanks for two outstanding sessions. Tommy, Jamie and the Creative Live folks really did a great job elucidating the studio recording process for producing honest, listenable, and powerful rock and metal recordings. I particularly appreciated the individual treatment of each instrument as well as how they all integrate into the mix. I found Jamie's methods to be straightforward and effective and I'm really looking forward to applying that to my own production.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2014

    Another well done class from Creativelive. A glimpse into the daily life of a pro musician and pro engineer. Some great advice, tips and tricks that anyone can use to make better music. Was hoping they would get more into the business side of things, they did briefly discuss it towards the end, however a more detailed, longer discussion on the topic would have been good. You do learn some cool ways to record and mix. Some of these are obvious, some not so much. I am sure that for most people you will get something of value from this class.

  • user-461998

    December 2014

    This was an awesome 1st half of the course! Jamie touched on so many things that I've always had questions about in the production environment. I can't wait for the second day! This course is a MUST HAVE!! I will be purchasing it soon!! Many thanks for the Livestream!

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