Audio Engineering 101: Intro to Applied Audio Engineering
Recording is an Art & Science
An Audio Engineer is Concerned with the Recording, Manipulation, Mixing and Reproduction of Sound. Many Audio Engineers Creatively use Technologies to Produce Sound for Film, Radio, Television, Music, Electronic Products and Computer Games. Learn the Concepts and Techniques of Proper Recording While You get Familiar with the Information and Processes needed to Start using Pro Tools.
Learn the concepts and techniques of proper recording while you get familiar with the information and processes needed to start using Pro Tools. This introductory class contains Audio Engineering and Production theory necessary for students to achieve the best sound recording possible.
The objective of this course is to provide a solid foundation on which to build the necessary skills in becoming a well-rounded audio engineer.
Course Introduction and Overview
Homework: Make Reference CD
Audio Technology History
Timespan of 1800’s – Present Day
Homework: Research musicians outside of your favorite genre.
P.R.O’s, Copyrights, Trademarks
Homework: Research Engineers behind songs on Reference CD
What is Signal Flow?
Patching in Pro Tools
Homework: Become familiar with using buses
Pro Tools 1
Weeks 1-4 Quiz & Progress Report
Learning the basics of Pro Tools
Edit Modes, Edit Tools, PT Windows, etc
Pro Tools 2
Pro Tools Menus
Basic Editing Techniques
Mixing in Pro Tools
Setting up Mix Session
Use of Pans, Faders, and Plugins
Recording in Pro Tools
Students will have artist to record (chosen by instructors)
Setting up Microphone
Proper recording levels through use of gain staging
ALL COURSES REQUIRE A SMARTPHONE, TABLET, OR COMPUTER ACCESS. Notebook, pen, headphones or speakers, Pro Tools (Not Required But Highly Recommended), if you have another DAW (Digital Audio WorkStation)