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[Note: This post is an update to a survey I posted last week to gauge the interest of a new mini-course I was thinking about offering. You can still get on that interest list by scrolling down in this post.]

I’m sitting at a coffee shop right now. . .

. . . sipping on my girly coffee. I tried regular coffee once in an effort to cut costs, but that didn’t work out too well.

Anyhow… onto the real point of this post.

So, the other day, I announced I’d be making a free thing. And I asked you to leave a comment to see what you wanted and what your greatest fear and frustration is.

The response was overwhelming (it took me HOURS to read through your responses)!

I didn’t want to make this thing if it wasn’t exactly what you wanted … so I then made an interest list to make sure I was understanding you guys right. If enough people joined the interest list, I promised myself (and you) I’d make the video mini-course. Honestly, I was just hoping for an interest list of at least 200 people. Well… um…

… enough people joined the interest list.

In fact, more than 250 people joined the first few hours I announced the free video course!!! And now the interest list is almost triple my original goal and still growing. Wow!

So it’s safe to say that I’m definitely going to create this complimentary video course.

You spoke loud and clear and now I know exactly what I need to create for you.

Thank you!

But DANG!!!

I say “thank you” because I’m really grateful for all the time you spent on the responses. They were insightful, thoughtful, thorough, and really made me think.

But I write “DANG” for two reasons…

  • first reason: the thing you want has nothing to do with what I originally wanted to make for you (and I mean NOTHING).
  • second reason: the thing you want is forcing me to reveal a bit more about myself and my music. And that makes me a little nervous. Songwriting and mixing is very personal and not something I’m used to sharing.

But I’m not complaining here : ) I’m actually very happy to make something I know you want.

So here’s what you need to do next

Only people on the interest list will get access to this free video mini-course on songwriting, recording, mixing, and mastering.

If you’re already on the list… great, you’re all set and will be hearing from me soon! But if you’re not…

…please know that I will no longer be accepting people on the list after this Thursday.  You can get on the list now by entering your email address below.

Registration for video course is now closed


What you will be getting

I thought I would share a few more details about this video mini-course on songwriting, recording, mixing, and mastering by giving you the outline for the course.


  • Video 1:  Overview of my recording setup
  • Video 2: Overview of recording software


  • Video 3: Turning a small idea into a full song


  • Video 4: Panning, EQ, compression, and making tracks work together
  • I’m probably going to break this one up, I’m just not quite sure how yet.


  • Video 5: Increasing the loudness of your tracks and getting ready for release

Resource files for download:

  • mp3 of a finalized song from my upcoming album Blake
  • Audio stems for each individual track in the mix

I’ll be letting you guys know soon when the video course will be ready…. maybe even at the end of the week, but it all depends on when my son, Blake, chooses to finally make his grand entrance into the world : )

Ok. I’m done with my girly drink. Time to go make some videos for you all.


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  • BacchusPlateau

    I’m curious about what you had originally planned now, but still super stoked on the mini course!

  • Andres

    What did u planned originally Andy??? Your response put us more curious than before! :)

    • Guest

      I put my mail in the upper box, but no notification appeared, It’s ok? I wanna be in!

      • http://www.facebook.com/simon.schneeberger.10 Simon Schneeberger

        Same thing happens to me :-/

        • http://www.andyothling.com/ Andy Othling

          See my response above, sorry for the hassle!

      • http://www.andyothling.com/ Andy Othling

        You should be redirected to a different page on my site once you submit your email. Try again, and if that doesn’t work, maybe try another browser? It seems to be working for me.

  • http://stanmanx.com Matt Smyczynski

    Dude, I am PUMPED! Really looking forward to these!

  • mandalaeyes

    I’m so stoked for you that you got such an incredible response, and I’m excited to see what you have to share! Gotta agree with BacchusPlateau though that I’m super curious about what you were originally planning on doing. Any chance of following up this series with some videos about promotion? I’m releasing my latest album TODAY and would really like to find out any tips you have for getting it into the ears of listeners.

  • http://twitter.com/jonathandmadrid Jonathan Madrid

    Can’t wait Andy. Thanks again

  • Brandon Li

    I can’t wait for this! I can’t believe you would put so much time and effort into a treat for us!

  • http://twitter.com/on_mountains On Mountains

    Sure I’m interested in this but there is a part of me that does not want to know how you create your music. I get so inspired by your music you make we want to be a better song writer. I fear that once you reveil your process it won’t be as magical. I love listening to your music and thinking I might be able to create music like this one day. I hope these videos don’t remove the wonder.

  • http://twitter.com/thiagoalmeida41 Thiago Almeida

    I can’t wait to see this videos. Thank you! Cheers from Brazil!

  • james walker

    Sounds good Andy but I hope you don’t veer too much from what you have already achieved but I believe input from other musicians can only be a good thing . Music is a very subjective and personal journey and I wish you all the best on this venture. I too like others, look forward to the videos regards from across the pond! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheOneAndOnlyBrandonJoswick Brandon Joswick

    Wow, I still can’t believe that you are doing all of this for free. I don’t know what else to say other than thanks!

  • imbenb

    I tried getting on the list, but due to computer errors of some sort, it wouldn’t let me! Is there anyway I can still get on the list???

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.nolen.7 John Nolen

    So angry I missed out :-( Will you post them on youtube?

  • TJ LaCasse

    :( man! I missed my opportunity on getting these… Will there ever be another chance to check these videos out? This would help me out a lot with my current recording project. Thanks AO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Will.L.F.Simpson Will Simpson

    Will they be available not for free to those who are late to the party?!

  • Sam

    I missed it. Is their a chance you’d make an exception to someone who is all ready signed up a while back? Thanks for your time.

  • Collington

    Hey… is there any exceptions you can make for me regarding the mixing and mastering videos (video 4 and 5)?

    I’ll make a purchase from your webstore? :D

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