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The Audio Masterclass Advanced Music Production and Sound Engineering Course

MODULE 1:
Drum programming
Programming a drum virtual instrument to create a realistic drum groove including fills, flams, open and closed hihats. Assignment.
MODULE 2:
Precision guitar editing
Editing guitar to remove the 'ghost' chord that often occurs between chord changes and replacing it with a well-played chord or chord pattern.
MODULE 3:
Music editing
Editing out bad sections in a recording. Editing out bad sections and replacing them with better. Taking an existing recording and improving it.
MODULE 4:
Classical music editing
Editing classical or orchestral music - more difficult that popular styles because of the lack of a steady beat. Creation of a commercial music bed using a classical music source.
MODULE 5:
Sound effect story
Creating and telling a story effectively and artistically using only sound effects.
MODULE 6:
Cinema trailer
Creating a cinema trailer bed using sound effects and musical effects.
MODULE 7:
Advanced speech recording
Recording dialog for a radio drama with realistic perspectives and ambiences.
MODULE 8:
Vocal mixing
Optimizing the sound of a vocal using EQ, compression, harmonic enhancement, delay and reverb.
MODULE 9:
Audio for video
Re-recording the dialog for a video clip.
MODULE 10:
Mix DAWG FM
Complete multitrack recording mix.
MODULE 11:
Master Hard To Let Go
Master an unmastered mix using equalization, compression and a mastering limiter.
MODULE 12:
Open assignment
A project of the students' own choice to help enhance their skills in area where they consider a challenge would be useful.

The Audio Masterclass Advanced Music Production and Sound Engineering Course

This course follows on from the Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Course giving the student further knowledge, skills and experience. It is not essential to have completed this course but students must have an equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience.

The course adds twelve further practical assignment projects covering topics from drum programming through precision editing, audio for video, further experience in mixing and mastering, all the way through to the production of your original multitrack recording and mix.

The course further consolidates sound engineering skills through working with orchestral music, cinema trailer production, sound effects, and radio production.

Advanced course

It is important to stress that this is an advanced course. It is not suitable for beginners, nor anyone whose interest in audio is only slight, nor anyone who does not want their 'comfort zone' to be significantly challenged.

This is a wide ranging, in-depth course covering a wide range of techniques and due consideration should be given to the significant commitment enrollment presents.

Assignment content

The course contains the following practical assignment projects (as all of our courses are subject to continuous improvement we reserve the right to change, substitute or modify assignments):

  • Drum programming
  • Precision guitar editing
  • Sound effect story
  • Radio drama
  • Music editing
  • Classical music editing
  • Cinema trailer
  • Vocal mixing
  • Audio for video
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Your own original multitrack recording and mix

Requirements

Equipment and software:

  • Modern digital audio workstation software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper, Ableton Live, or similar.
  • Microphone equivalent to or better than the Shure SM57
  • Audio interface with two or more microphone inputs and phantom power
  • Headphone or loudspeaker monitoring
  • A drum software instrument is helpful but not required (sampling software is a useful alternative but again it is not required)
  • As one of the assignments involves recording a guitar, acoustic or electric, access to an instrument and performer, who need only be of amateur standard, is required.

IMPORTANT

This course is staged, meaning that each module must be completed before access to the next is available. Modules can be taken at one per week, or at any pace slower than that within the two-year enrollment period.

Please read the above paragraph carefully. We cannot allow any exceptions.

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