Course info

This course was designed to be of maximum practical use to the student, while maintaining a necessary eye to the technical knowledge so crucial to successful audio engineering. All topics covered are universal and not specific to the software or hardware platforms so that the student can apply their experiences to any recording situation they might find themselves in.

"Audio Production is our love"
Month 1
Introduction

The Engineer's Role and Responsibilities, key terminology & devices, sound & digital theory, the studio layout, Microphones: (Types and Techniques), The Perception of Sound, Signal Flow Analog, Theory Basic Computer Concepts 

Typical  studio equipment

Digital and Analog Mixer Hardware, Mixer Controls, The digital Mixer window, Routing signals and signal flow, Inserts, Sends, Returns, Bussing

The Edit window

Setting up the room, starting a session, data management, filing sessions, microphones, genre Arrangement window, Cut/Copy/Paste Operations, Non-Destructive/Destructive Editing tools, Recording for the edit, Editing vocal (alignment, gaining, pitch, fades, and normalization) Automation

 

 

Arrangement window, Cut/Copy/Paste Operations, Non-Destructive/Destructive Editing tools, Recording for the edit, Editing vocal (alignment, gaining, pitch, fades, and normalization) Automation

 

Month 2

Frequency Gain based

Eqs, shelves, dither, filters, Filter and EQ types, Subtractive vs. Additive

Equalization

Concepts of sound Dynamics, Dynamics Processors (Compressors, limiters, gates, expanders, maximizers, etc), signal flow for dynamic Processing, popular dynamic plug-ins

 

 

Mixer/pro tools mix window

 

Time Based Effects

 

Pitch correction, vocoders, phasers, modulators, etc, and there abilities

Effects Processing, Delay, echo, Reverb, Doubling, Flanging, Chorus, Bussing effects through Aux Send and Return, Setting up a effect Send and Return

 

 

Modulation Effects
Month 3
Mixing

Standard theory, Zero leveling, genre standards, headroom, : The Six Elements of a Mix: Balance, Frequency Range, Panorama, Dimension, Dynamics, Interest , Dry / Wet Monitoring, Effective use of panorama, Avoiding “Big Mono”, mix Monitoring, The Frequency Spectrum: Using it to 

Mastering

Standard theory, Key concepts of Mastering, Mastering Tools, Mastering for distribution 

Cours review

Standard theory, Key concepts of Mastering, Mastering Tools, Mastering for distribution 

2010 - present

2010 - present