Studios 301 Academy

301 Academy

A one-of-a-kind practical experience
direct from Australia’s leading recording studio

Whether you’re an up-and-coming engineer, producer or musician, this is your opportunity to learn from industry professionals while shaping an end-to-end project. 

Make 2024 your year. Level up your skills with this newly amplified  course that will give you the practical competencies seen among our 301 assistant engineering team. All sessions are scheduled after hours or on weekends to fit neatly around your work or studies.

Across 3 months you’ll learn all about pre-production, recording, vocal production, track production, mixing and mastering. To round off your experience, a Music Business Day will give you insights on how to promote, release and navigate the music industry of tomorrow. 

Entry Requirements:

  • Age: over 18 years of age
  • Portfolio: 4 mp3 files providing evidence of involvement in production process
  • A Basic CV to give us an idea where you’re at in your career and how we can best help you
  • Proficiency in Pro Tools recommended (not essential)

Includes: 1x complimentary session in Studio 2 incl. access to equipment and a behind-the-scenes video package of the experience (valued at AU$1,000)


studio sessions in Studio 1, Studio 2, Studio 3 and Mastering Suites


hours of in-studio session time


engineers per project

Applications now open!

AU$7,000 + GST

Session Schedule:
6 Feb. 2024 – 4 May 2024

Week 1

  • Weeknight – 6th Feb 2024 – 6.30pm – 9.30pm
    Pre-production & Induction
  • Weekend Day – 10th Feb 2024 – 11am – 1pm
    Practical – Cable rolling, basic recording chain

Week 2

  • Weeknight – 13th Feb 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Knowledge – Signal Flow at 301 (Basic Patchbay), 301 Consoles, outboard & tape
  • Weekend – 17th-18th Feb 2024 – 10am – 6pm
    Recording Weekend (2 days)

Week 3

  • Weeknight – 20th Feb 2024 – 7pm – 9pm
    Knowledge – Advanced Microphones (Capsules, Topology etc.)
  • Weekend Day – 24th Feb 2024 – 10am – 6pm

Week 4

  • Weeknight – 27th Feb 2024 – 7pm – 9pm
    Practical – Producer Setup
  • Weeknight – 29th Feb 2024 – 7pm – 10pm

Week 5

  • Weeknight – 5th Mar 2024 – 6pm – 10pm
    Vocal Recording with Simon Cohen
  • Weeknight – 6th Mar 2024 – 6pm – 10pm
    Practical – Vocal Comping, Editing & Tuning

Week 6

  • Weeknight – 12th Mar 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Practical – Recording Competency
  • Weeknight – 14th Mar 2024 – 7pm – 10pm

Week 7

  • Weeknight – 19th Mar 2024 – 7pm – 9pm
    Practical – Editing
  • Weeknight – 21st Mar 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Mix Prep

Week 8

  • Week Days – 3 Days – 26th, 27th & 28th Mar 2024 – 10am – 6pm

Week 9

  • Weekend Day – 6th Apr 2024 – 10am – 6pm
    Mixing 1

Week 10

  • Weeknight – 9th Apr 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Student Mix Feedback
  • Weeknight – 11th Apr 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Practical – Automation (Soundflow) & RX
  • Weekend Day – 13th Apr 2024 – 10am – 6pm
    Mixing 2

Week 11

  • Weeknight – 16th Apr 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Knowledge – Dolby Atmos
  • Weeknight – 18th Apr 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    Practical – Client briefs, timelines, budget & deliverables

Week 12

  • Weeknight – 23rd Apr 2024 – 7pm – 9pm
    File Delivery & Backups, Pro Tools Redundancy, Protocols (Saving & Hard Drives)

Week 13

  • Weeknight – 30th Apr 2024 – 7pm – 10pm
    1. Press release, label services & social media
    2. Legal, copyright & accounting
    3. Certificates & individual studio photoshoot

301 Academy Alumni

  • Being a part of the 301 Academy really inspired me to take my career to the next level and it helped me learn a lot of aspects about production, vocal production and mixing that you can’t just learn on the Internet. The team are all so good at what they do and they really do care about each and every student that comes through the doors. Every question I had was answered in depth and that new level of understanding has really helped me come out of the experience a better musician.

    MansusMansusMusic Producer & 301 Academy Alumni
  • The 301 Academy opened my eyes to aspects of being a producer that you simply can’t learn unless you’re actually in the room. The opportunity to go through a record's creation to release taught me so many important aspects of working in the industry aside from writing a great record. It would be an understatement to say the 301 Academy made me a better producer, engineer & artist.

    LukaeLukaeMusic Producer & 301 Academy Alumni
  • “The Studios 301 Academy was a real industry experience I recommend anyone looking to grasp or get a feel for how the music recording industry works, regardless of their background. The Academy has validated, and further improved the recording practices and techniques I've used up to this point in my career.  I must say that Stefan and Jack were "open books" when sharing their knowledge and experience as well as being supportive as a collective knowledge within the engineers.”

    Jorge Van Den BrandeJorge Van Den BrandeStudios 301 Academy 2019
  • “The Academy Project opened my eyes to industry level production. To learn from engineers who have worked with some of my musical heroes was a great honour. I now have access to first class recording, mixing and mastering techniques. Because of the academy, my clientele in Melbourne and overseas has grown and there’s a confidence in my voice when I go to events and network with musicians, artists and other producers. The fire in me burns brighter and stronger. A massive thank you to Ron and the whole team at Studios 301.”

    Jaime FuentesJaime FuentesStudios 301 Academy 2019

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* Duration of sessions subject to change based on recording needs and artist availability