Audio Engineering School

Audio Engineering School | New York


Our Audio Engineering School is for learners who want to master the recording side of Sound Engineering in their home studio setup, and get as close to master-quality results with what studio equipment they have available. The entire Audio Engineering School takes place in one of our partner commercial recording studios. Jam-packed with Audio Engineering tips and recording techniques shared with you by the very same engineers who work in the studio daily on big projects. The last three days are actual sound engineering sessions, with a view to get the master drums down with guides for everything else in session one, the next day, overdubs covering all of the other instruments plus instruments not in the band but in our course, followed by vocals and finishing up on your final day of recording.

Mixing Board

  • Mic Amps & EQ
  • Signal Path
  • Routing
  • Console Modes
  • Sends and Returns
  • Digital and Analogue –  getting the most out of the digital domain and why we sometimes use tape

How To Use Microphones

  • Different Mic Designs – what to use on what and why!
  • Using The Right Polar Patterns
  • Mic Placement
  • Stereo Miking
  • Phasing
  • Orchestral Techniques
  • Prepairing For Your Session
  • ‘Make a Mic’ Workshop

Audio Engineering Class

  • Setting Up Foldback Tips
  • Kit Positioning
  • Gates in the Record Process
  • EQing Drums to ‘Tape’
  • Which Mics to Compress to ‘Tape’ and Why
  • Producer Hat – What to Record First


  • Acoustic, Electric and Bass Guitar
  • Acoustic and Electric Piano
  • Synths – It’s not just about plugging them in and recording flat!
  • Percussion

Vocal Recording & Production

  • EQ and Dynamics to ‘Tape’
  • Tracking Tips
  • Background Vocal Shortcuts and Editing
  • Melodyne and Autotune
  • Vocal Arranging
  • Pre-Production Processing
  • Preparing for the Mix and what the Mix Engineer Expects

Our Instructors!

36 Hours | In-Person: $1199 + $100 Registration Fee

Use the ‘CONNECT’ button below to request more info on our upcoming planned schedules. One of our placement experts will follow up with information and find a time for an assessment call to get you in to the most suitable program we have for you.

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    As a songwriter/producer I relied heavily on engineers for recording and mixing if I wanted to get my tracks sounding like masters. I always wanted to do more myself but struggled to learn anything watching an engineer zip around at 1000 mph! Then I found Garnish and did their course. It was exactly what I needed, we covered everything I was unsure of in the past from using buses properly, EQ, audio compression and using specialist mastering plugins. Everything was explained and demonstrated in a way I understood. I never thought I'd ever be able get such great sounding tracks doing everything myself.

    Ben Cullum

    The course was helpful to me to gain a better understanding of the specifics of how to make my mixes better. Explaining specific concepts about compression, reverb, delays, EQ, etc. that I never really had a good grasp of before.

    Cyndi Lee

    Even though I already know about mixing and mastering, being here gave me a different (in a good way) concept of the knowledge that I already have. Also I learned a lot of new things about mixing and mastering, that will definitely help in my career as a Music Producer.

    Carlos Arminio

    The instructors are terrific – They are very attentive to the needs of the students – as well as our individual backgrounds and goals – and that makes the learning more personalized. They are all professionals with diverse expertise and have the industry experience to teach not just the mechanics of the software – but the real-world applications and circumstances. I came to GMP in the hopes of finding teachers who were able to give me a strong exposure not just to the the software (which they did very well) – but also to all the various ways the software is intersecting the other music processes and issues (recording, musicians, writing, industry issues, marketing, etc.). For a detailed software class, GMP offers a very “holistic” experience in which to learn and engage!

    Alan Guno

    At last I have a clear perspective of how mixing and mastering works!

    Andrez Alzate

    Sharing and learning from a legendary Producer/Engineer is priceless and incredible.

    Pablo Toscano

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