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Grammy-winning engineer/producer Francis Buckley joins Musicians Institute Online

Laura  Barnes
Grammy-winning engineer/producer Francis Buckley joins Musicians Institute Online

The Musicians Institute Online has recently launched a range of online courses taught by some of the most successful people in the industry.

Currently offering a range of courses, including guitar improvisation with jazz, blues and rock guitar legend Scott Henderson and an introduction to DJing with globally-renowned DJ Charlie Sputnik, joining the roster in the new year is award-winning audio engineer and producer Francis Buckley.

Buckley will be heading up the ‘Audio Engineering Fundamentals’ course, which will introduce students to the basic tools used in modern music production.

With a background in music from a very early age, and recording experience stretching back to the late 70s, Buckley has been capturing great performances for more than 35 years.
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His experience ranges from the groundbreaking punk act Black Flag’s first album ‘Damaged’ in 1980, to winning the Engineering Grammy Award for ‘Q’s Jook Joint’ with Quincy Jones in 1996.

Buckley’s contributions to such multi-platinum recordings as The Pointer Sisters’ ‘Breakout’, Paula Abdul’s ‘Forever Your Girl’, Wilson Phillips’ ‘Wilson Phillips’, Alanis Morrisette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ and Quincy Jones’ ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ have helped to sell over 100 million-plus records worldwide.

With the Musicians Institute Online, Buckley has drawn on his considerable industry expertise to author and now teach his new online course covering topics including signal flow, signal processing, the tools of the trade, console operation, microphones, speakers and other key audio engineering tools of the trade.  

Students will be introduced to the basic tools used in modern music production, and will learn how to develop the necessary skills to produce professional sounding audio recordings of their own.

The 10-week course starts in January 2018. For more information and to sign up visit

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