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Alan Parsons’ Art & Science Of Sound Recording (ASSR) announces ASSR-Online — a new recording course, taken exclusively online, allowing anyone to learn from anywhere!

ASSR-Online is an authenticated training program from the extraordinarily gifted musical mind of GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and engineer extraordinaire Alan Parsons. Professionally starting out as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road Studios in London, where he worked with The Beatles (on 1969’s Abbey Road and 1970s Let It Be) and engineered Pink Floyd’s fame-propelling The Dark Side Of The Moon album in 1973, he has since enjoyed a multi-decade-spanning, multi-platinum career as a producer and as an artist with The Alan Parsons Project.

ASSR-Online is a new recording course, taken exclusively online, allowing anyone to learn from their internationally-acclaimed instructor at any time from any device, offering 26 video-based lesson modules that draw upon what was already the most complete examination of the subject ever undertaken, now open for enrollment with new and updated content, plus industry certification awarded upon course completion.

Alan Parsons in the studio

ASSR-Online ($395.00 USD) course comprises almost 11 hours of online video training spanning 26 lesson modules that cover the fundamentals of music production, each made up of a main video lesson module; a specific (printable) ‘keywords’ glossary; additional supporting audio, video, or image files; and a specific assignment related to the lesson. Learners enrolled onto ASSR-Online are provided with a professionally-recorded 62-track raw multitrack (5.12GB .WAV) session file of a complex rock song with a ton of vocal harmonies — namely, the Alan Parsons-penned-and-produced ‘All Our Yesterdays’ (featuring session bassist Nathan East, Foo Fighters keyboardist Rami Jaffee, The Alan Parsons Live Project vocalist P. J. Olsson, session guitarist Tim Pierce, and drummer Simon Phillips — to remix and interact with at 24-bit / 88.2 kHz recording resolution from the comfort of their own DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). And as if that is not enough to be working with, ASSR-Online students are also provided with three additional raw multitrack session files for use during the course, including a multi-mic’d grand piano recording by ASSR’s Julian Colbeck (with which they can access different microphone positions and mixes), a choir recording (with which they can create their own mix of an MS — Mid/Side — mic’ing arrangement, shown in the Recording A Choir lesson module), and the full multitrack of a track from a recent Colombian concert by The Alan Parsons Live Project (performing with a symphony orchestra). On the face of it, that the aforesaid ‘All Our Yesterdays’ raw multitrack session file itself is otherwise available to buy from ASSR’s online shop for $99.00 USD puts the ASSR-Online course into its rightful pricing perspective.

Each lesson module also offers a forum engine for communication between fellow students, and each lesson module concludes with a 10-point quiz specific to the lesson — complete the quiz to move on to the next lesson. Listed lesson modules are: A Brief History of RecordingStudio Acoustics – a guide to how sound behaves in roomsDAWs and Current Equipment Choices in 2020MicrophonesConsoles and ControllersDigital Audio and Computers – a guide to the technologyMonitoring – from loudspeakers to ear budsMIDI; EQ (Equalization)Compressors and LimitersNoise GatesReverbsDelaysA Band Tracking SessionMaking BeatsVocalsInternet RecordingRecording DrumsRecording KeyboardsRecording BassRecording GuitarRecording Guitar With VocalRecording A ChoirLive Recording – an introductionMixing; and, last but by no means least, Dealing With Disasters. Duly completed, students are awarded an ASSR-Online certification in The Fundamentals Of Recording & Music Production.

Whatever way anyone approaches ASSR-Online, they can rest assured that they will be learning from an internationally-acclaimed producer, engineer, artist, and instructor — in their own time and at their own pace. “A minimum of 26 days — you can’t go quicker than one module a day, but, more sensibly, do one module a week; it’s not a race.” So say the course creators. Wise words, indeed. Duly designed from the ground up to be taken online, ASSR-Online course- certified graduates will carry with them for life the knowledge that they have gained. 

Enroll on the ASSR-Online course for $395.00 USD via the dedicated webpage — where there is a wealth of in-depth information — HERE: (Alternatively, a four-month payment plan is also available at $98.75 USD per month.

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