Audio Production & Engineering
This fundamentals course covers everything from the science of sound to the processing of audio signals in both the Analog and Digital realms. Students learn how to record, edit and mix original songs, sound design, live sessions and voice work in the studio and on the computer.Students will also learn the fundamentals of MIDI and electronic music production. To round out a comprehensive Audio Engineering curriculum, students will be learning the basics of the analog gear used in the recording studio to facilitate recording sessions of their own outside of the Digital Audio Workstation and implement acoustic instruments.
Second year students take control over their creative projects by diving deeper into some of the functions in Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. They also begin to use the functions specifically designed for post production. Second year students learn to operate the deeper functions of the recording console and begin to take control of recording sessions in the studio for both collaborative projects and AP&E projects.
Students take control of the pre production process and see it through to final release and distribution while also creating documentation and branding to support their work. Third year students will be well versed with both Logic Pro X as well as Pro Tools and will also have plenty of experience working with various types of talent.
Students will cover the essential methods used for recording live material in the studio, and polishing the sound within the workstation. They will also focus on microphone placement, instrument arrangement, tracking order, studio etiquette and a host of other engineering concepts as they tackle live recording and create professional mixes. In addition to working on musical material students will also learn how to use Pro-Tools as a powerful sound design and editing program to create soundscapes for collaborative projects.
This course takes students from the introduction to the advanced functions of the MIDI music making process. Working with MIDI gives individuals the freedom to take control of their entire project, controlling instruments and arrangements, right down to the individual notes. MIDI or Musical Instrument Digital Interface is a music industry standard computer language that communicates the information contained in a musical performance
Live Sound Mixing is the technique of balancing and blending sound sources at a live musical, or theatrical event through a mixing console. Using microphones, DI boxes and acoustics onstage, students will learn the fundamental principles used in live sound mixing.