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Our evening-based introductory Sound Engineering and Music Production course is ideal for anyone new to the subject or anyone who wants to take their existing experience to the next level in professional studios.
The course is designed to give students an overview of the essentials of sound engineering and music production techniques, covering topics such as sound wave theory, the mixing desk, recording and mixing. Providing the opportunity to upskill in a range of disciplines and gain a strong foundation in the world of music production. The course also includes dedicated Pro Tools teaching leading up to the Pro Tools 101 qualification, Pro Tools Fundamentals 1. Ensuring you get to grips with industry standard software.
By the end of the course you’ll have the experience and technical skills to work efficiently in an analogue studio environment, utilise numerous recording and mixing techniques and leave with a portfolio of work. You’ll also have the opportunity to extend your knowledge further and progress onto our Creative Music Production, Sound for Visual Media or Studio Production and Mastering courses.
Right from the start you’ll get hands-on with our state-of-the-art facilities, and be able to book free studio time. Using our excellent Audient Studios to grow and develop your engineering and production skills. You’ll also have access to a range of microphones and instruments.
Learn the Grammy award winning Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) from a Pro Tools certified tutor. Upon completion of the Pro Tools 101 exam, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a certified user.
Working with a number of expert tutors this course will expose you to multiple musical genres and a range of workflows, allowing you to be creative and develop a creative process that works best for you.
Learn the technical skills in music production and audio engineering to accurately capture mould your sound. Honing your listening skills and giving you tools to create your own style.
The course module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course to study.
The main feature of any recording studio is the mixing desk. During the course you’ll study the audio signal path (capturing sound from the instrument to the console to the DAW) of our studios and the role of the console in a recording studio.
Providing you with a solid foundation in the basics of how sound works, you’ll get to grips with the theory and science behind sound and music, and how it affects the role of an engineer.
Be introduced to Pro Tools, which is the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) found in recording studios all over the world. Throughout the courses there will be lessons dedicated to our dedicated Pro Tools 101, culminating in the Pro Tools 101 exam.
You’ll gain experience recording a range of instruments in our studios using state-of-the-art equipment and huge variation of microphones. From vocals to drums and both acoustic and electric guitar.
Be introduced to the wide world of music production and mixing. From ‘in the box’ (mixing using only a computer and software), to analogue (using hardware in the studios). Plug-ins to outboard, Pro Tools to the console.
Learn how to successfully work in a professional studio environment and understand how to maintain a recording studio by soldering your own cables.
The basics of EQ and Dynamic controllers, the fundamentals of using them to control your sound and instruments.
Alongside the Pro Tools course and mixing lessons, you’ll learn how to successfully edit the timing of instruments and how to tune vocals perfectly with Melodyne.
Teaching takes place in a variety of formats including lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and one-to-one tutorial support. Our aim throughout is to introduce you to a range of creative and technical skills, all so you’ll leave us as a confident, independent professional.
Stuart is a studio/mastering engineer who is heavily involved in the Manchester scene. As an experienced producer, promoter and events organiser, he's been a key player in the city's cultural output.
Non-native speakers require IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
If paid in full, you will receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the course.
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