Introduction to recording


Price: $1.00

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Course description


Are you interested in recording your own music? Do you want to know what kind of equipment you need to make recordings? And do you want to learn how to place microphones on different instruments to achieve the desired outcome when recording?

Apply to the ‘Introduction to Recording’ course! The purpose of the course is to demonstrate in a practical fashion how and with what equipment to best record different instruments. The course will cover, among other things, space and acoustics, different kinds of microphones and couplings, listening, and file management. The content focuses particularly on recording the typical instruments used in bands, such as drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, and vocals. The instructor of the course will be sound professional Arttu Volanto, who has nearly 20 years of experience in recording.


The course objective is that participants understand how to prepare for a recording session, what equipment they should have, and what issues they should focus on to reach the desired results when recording. The course includes assignments related to mixing, which will be run over together with the course instructor.

Course delivery

Anyone who lives in Southern Ostrobothnia and is interested in recording music can apply – no prior education is required. The content is particularly aimed at people who create music, and are interested in or already working in the music industry.

The course consists of video material for independent study, as well as scheduled Zoom meetings in which students can discuss course topics directly with the instructor. The study material will be published on Rhythm Academy’s online platform at

The course is free of charge in the pilot phase, and is primarily aimed at people living in Southern Ostrobothnia. As this course is a part of a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), participants are required to fill in monitoring information and feedback forms related to ESF projects. 

How to apply

Register on the Rhythm Academy website. Once you are logged in, fill in the application form by clicking on the ‘Submit application’ button on the selected course description page. Students admitted to the course will be granted access to pre-recorded course material, as well as the interactive Zoom lectures. The course material will be available to students for a limited period of time.

Selection criteria

During the application phase, applicants will be particularly assessed on the basis of their motivation and interest in the topic. After the application deadline, the selected applicants will be informed personally by e-mail and sent further instructions on how to proceed.




Arttu Volanto

Producer and audio engineer

Arttu Volanto is a Tampere based freelance music producer and audio engineer. Music, sound, playing, producing, and first and foremost listening have all been an essential part of his life, and his extensive professional career includes projects covering a wide range of genres, from working with Idols and Voice of Finland stars (Antti Railio, Kristiina Brask), indie rock artists (Verhot, The Blanko), veteran bands and artists (Dingo, Jope Ruonansuu), to up-and-coming acts such as Antivalent and Tunnelbana. He has also worked in audio post-production for TV and film for many years, for example for the Survivor Finland and Farmi reality series.