This course introduces fundamental Digital Audio concepts and principles, covering everything from Microphones and MIDI, to editing and final mixdown.

No background in digital recording is required.

Music Recording Using Pro Tools

Regardless of the type of production, software, or instruments used in making music, anyone working professionally will have to interface their material with Pro Tools. This course will prepare you to interface and speak on a technical and creative level with professionals across the industry.

Pro Tools is the "industry standard" digital audio workstation in music, film, television, video game, and concert production. Students will be learning on the latest version of Pro Tools software within a professional recording studio environment.

The Instructor

Michael Caporizzo is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in the School of Music. 

Michael is an educator, audio engineer, and guitarist who maintains a diverse and rewarding career in the world of music. As an active performer, studio engineer, producer, and live engineer, Michael has experienced the industry from both sides of the recording studio glass, and offers this unique perspective in the training of his students.

Caporizzo holds a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance as well as a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Ithaca College.

Michael has had the privilege to work in studios and live music venues across the country. As a live engineer, he has provided support to Frankie Valli, B.o.B., Pitbull, Third Eye Blind, The Roots, Johnny Mathis, REO Speedwagon, Molly Hatchet, and many others. As a recording engineer, he has worked with a diverse array of musicians, including Samite Mulondo, Roberto Sierra, Pablo Cohen, Aaron Tindall, Chico Hamilton, and Dick Hyman. Large ensemble recording credits include the Cornell Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, IC Wind Ensemble, IC Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and the IC Jazz Ensemble. He has also recorded many other regional bands, solo artists, and members of the IC and Cornell faculty. Michael also continues to perform regularly and can frequently be heard collaborating with IC faculty and student ensembles, as well as regional performers and musical theater orchestras.

He is currently teaching Survey of the History of Recorded Music, Class Guitar, Recording Workshops, Advanced Microphone Labs, as well as assisting with various operations within Ithaca College's Recording Services Program. He strives to instill in his students the mastery of fundamental concepts, keen problem-solving skills, and collaborative skills which are so crucial in today's ever-demanding and constantly evolving music industry.