Record Yourself Now On-demand

Self-producing 101!

We’ve taken our very popular LIVE recording course and packaged up all that goodness into a course you can go through at your own pace,
in your very own home!


This on-demand course will help “demystify” the recording process. We will provide you with gear recommendations for any budget (microphones, audio interfaces, headphones, etc.) and detailed instructions on how to set things up.
You’ll leave with multi-track recording abilities (for vocals and instruments), a greater understanding of the recording process, a general understanding of MIDI and MIDI instrumentation, and enough familiarity with GarageBand that you’ll look forward to opening it whenever you’re ready to make music.
Record Yourself features 6 pre-recorded video lessons that you’ll watch and work alongside throughout the course. We recommend you allot 2 hours each week for watching video lessons and completing your assignments. At that pace, you’ll complete the course in a month. But since the course is on-demand, you get to set your own pace!

What people say about this course:

Meet Your Video Instructor

Donovan Dorrance hails from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he trained as a multi-instrumentalist before moving to Brooklyn to tour with his sister’s dance company, Dorrance Dance, later becoming music director and composing original music for the company. Outside of dance, Donovan continues to compose for film, theatre, and podcasts, as well as produces and mixes music for other artists. He’s been with golden lotus studio since the beginning of 2020 and feels very privileged to get to share music with others on a daily basis.

Watch out down below for an exclusive opportunity to receive personalized coaching from Donovan!

What you get in our on-demand course:

6 on-demand videos to help you get your rig set up and get you comfortable with your DAW

handouts, assignments, and quizzes 
to keep you on track

the ability to record yourself and feel comfortable using GarageBand

See the value:


On-demand in 6 videos!
$ 49 4 weeks recommended pace
  • Affordable
  • Over 3 hours of instructional videos
  • A proven curriculum and structure
  • On-demand - whenever and wherever!


Basically, yes.

Technically, there are ways to install and run GarageBand on Windows. Because Apple makes GarageBand and does not officially support a version of GarageBand for Windows, there’s not one official way to make this happen. Some brief research online will show you how a number of others have managed to make it work, but we will not be covering how to do this. GarageBand is free for Mac computers, so if you have a Mac, it’s as easy as opening up your app store and downloading (if GarageBand is not already installed on your computer). If you have Windows (or a PC running another operating system) and are successfully running the latest version of GarageBand, then great! Join us! The lessons we offer cover working within GarageBand so nothing should be different for you.

Great question! Upon purchasing, you’ll immediately have access to a PDF that contains your very first assignment: making sure you’ve got the gear that best suits you! We simplify it so you don’t have to spend time researching, but keep in mind that if you don’t currently own recording gear you WILL be spending a bit of money on gear.  This will make sure you’re set up and ready to go by the time you start tackling the videos. If you have questions about budget, email himself [at] and we’ll answer your questions

What we’ve found here at golden lotus studio is that there’s just no substitute for devoting yourself to a course. By joining us, you’re subjecting yourself to a level of accountability that’s simply not present when you casually surf YouTube. You’re going to engage with the material in a different way, you’re going to show up in a different way, and you will be supported in a different way. Plus, we’re all about community at golden lotus studio. So, when you finish or at any step along the way, we’re here for you to connect via any of our other LIVE online offerings. At gls, you’re never in this alone.

But wait! Add-on a 30-minute 1:1 Coaching Session with Donovan to boost your skills!

Just finished your video course and need a bit more help? Book a personalized session with Donovan to:

✔  Troubleshoot: Fix any issues and smooth out your learning process.
✔  Ask Questions: Clarify your doubts directly with an expert.
✔  Get Feedback: Submit your recordings for professional critique.

Check below for your exclusive opportunity to receive a 30-minute Donovan’s 1:1 coaching at a special price!
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We can't wait to hear what you'll make...