Learn Essential Skills for a Career in Music and Audio Production
Learn How to Record, Mix and Master Your Music
From beginner to advanced this course includes Text, Diagrams, Videos, Quizzes and Support throughout.
You'll learn everything you need to know to create professional sounding recordings, mixes and masters in your home or project studio.
"Simon is a great teacher. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about his subject that his enthusiasm rubs off on you. He is great at explaining advanced ideas in clear and engaging ways enabling you to absorb quite technical information very easily. " Ruth Hopkins - Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist
Benefits of Enrolling
Learn the secrets of how the pros get great results consistently
End the struggle to get that pro sound
Get tips and tricks from some of the world's top producers
Delivered in a way that makes learning complex subjects easy to understand
There's no time limit. Learn at your own pace
Add comments to lectures and get help along the way
Join the Record, Mix and Master online community. We have 13,500 followers on Facebook and over 2,000 members in our private group
Get Tips and Tricks From Some of the World's Top Producers Including:
Kevin Churko - Producer, Songwriter and Musician
Disturbed, Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Five Finger Death Punch, The Corrs, Britney Spears
Axwell - Producer and Songwriter
Swedish House Mafia, Flo Rider, Brandon Flowers, Faithless, Usher
Mike Exeter - Producer, Engineer, Mixer & Composer
Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Ronnie James Dio, Cradle Of Filth
Steve Osborne - Producer
U2, A-ha, New Order, Suede, Paul Oakenfold, Happy Mondays
Alex Picciafuochi - Producer & Mastering Engineer
Robert Miles, Luca Agnelli, Claudio Coccoluto, Caneschi
Hans-Martin Buff - Engineer and Producer
Prince, The Beatifics, Boney M, The New Power Generation
Hi, I’m Simon Duggal
I'm one half of multi award winning production and songwriting duo Simon and Diamond
I've been producing, recording and mixing music for more than 30 years. I've made records for many top international artists including Shania Twain, Maxi Priest, Erasure, Apache Indian, China Black, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and many more.
Records I've produced have been nominated for 2 Grammies, 3 Brit Awards, a Mercury Music Prize, a South African Music Award, a UK AMA, and I was nominated for a highly coveted Ivor Novello Award for songwriting in the category of Best Contemporary Song, alongside Take That and M People.
I have taught a BA Honours Degree in Music Production at the The BIMM Institute and am an Ambassador at Dorridge Music School - the UK's largest independent music school. I am also an Ambassador at the Birmingham Music Awards.
Enrol now and you will get instant access to over 30 years of knowledge and practical experience at the highest level in the recording industry.
All students will get early access to my forthcoming book
Record, Mix and Master - In The Box
Edited by Dr Paul J Rogers of The BIMM Institute
Here's what you'll get in the course. For a more detailed look click on Preview next to Contents below.
- An Introduction to How Sound Works
- Types of Speakers
- Speaker Placement
- Room Acoustic Treatment
- DIY Broadband Bass Trap (Bonus Lecture)
- Speaker Listening Levels
- Sample Rate
- Bit Depth (Word Length)
- Nyquist Frequency, Aliasing and Oversampling
- Word Clock, Jitter and Frequency Drift
- File Formats
- Audio Cables
- Audio Interface
- Equipment Connections (8:17)
- Microphone, Instrument and Line Level
- Microphones (7:46)
- Preamps (Pre-Amplifier)
- Recording Vocals
- Controller Keyboards
- DC Offset
- H/W Buffer Size and Latency
- Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
Enrol now for a limited time introductory price of £150 including VAT. (Usually £250)
Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist
Simon is a great teacher. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about his subject that his enthusiasm rubs off on you.
He is great at explaining advanced ideas in clear and engaging ways enabling you to absorb quite technical information very easily.
Simon has really built my confidence in this area and inspired me to use much more technology in my work as a musician.
Mendi Mohinder Singh
Tabla Player & Percussionist
Simon has been teaching me music production using Ableton Live work station, from scratch. He is incredibly kind, patient and generous with his time.
He is very flexible in his approach, always happy to focus the lessons around what I want to learn, but always showing me new techniques and ideas to stretch me and keep me moving along.
Simon always makes sure that l get the most out of every session, which leaves me inspired to keep trying new production ideas and learning more.
Careers & Enterprise
We were overjoyed with Simon’s visit to the RSA Academy last year, having such a high profile industry expert visit our students was a privilege.
Simon led 2 workshops, one with GCSE students and the other with P16 Music Technology. Both workshops were highly informative, relevant and technically challenging for our students.
Simon’s vast knowledge and industry experience as a producer, songwriter and DJ captivated the students and inspired them to think about the possibilities of a career in the music industry.