Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

All About Audio

Summary Summary

A skill set in audio is imperative to being a working voice talent as well as those working with voice talent. And though it takes time to master the craft, we want to give you a fast and effective path towards a professional standard of work in your own home studio. Over the course of 12 weeks you will learn all of the tools necessary to begin working in this fascinating fast paced industry. We will cover the basics such as gain staging, EQ, and compression as well as real world uses of the skills needed to be successful. You will be given audio examples and practical projects that relate closely to real-world professional practice. This is a hands on course that will give you the skills and knowledge on being an effective audio engineer.

12-weeks.

This class is 12 weeks and will attempt to have multiple timeslots to accomodate all timezones.

Video Recordings

This class is recorded so you'll be able to keep up to date even if you miss a session.

20 Credits

This class takes 20 credits to enroll.

Instructor, TA, and Peer education

This class has an instructor, a TA, and peer run assistance to help answer your questions. This class' format is feedback-based.

Small Class Size

This class' format is feedback-based. There are a limited number of students that can enroll in this class.

Dedicated Weekly Events

This class had a dedicated event specifically designed for it. This is in addition to the normal Closing Credit events.

Results

How to drastically improve the quality of your recorded audio no matter what you are using to record.

Understand how to not only identify audio quality issues but why it is happening and how to fix them.

The considerations in setting up your own home studio and how you can create a recording space that can offer broadcast quality recordings even with very little budget.

Topics Covered

Gain staging

Setting your audio levels to a manageable state for the cleanest mix possible.

Mixing

Taking recorded tracks and blending them to create an ensemble.

Automation

Automatically performing tasks over time such as panning, volume changes, or effect levels.

Reverb/Delay

Time based effects where one creates a sense of space and the other creates a reflection of a signal played back back after a period of time.

EQ

Sculpting to shape a tone by boosting and cutting frequencies.

Compression

A volume leveler bringing the quietest signals up and the louder signals down.

Layering

Combining multiple sounds to create a atmosphere or musical ensemble.

Sound design

Creation and manipulation of sounds to create a new sound or create a scene.

Aux tracks

Used for routing a signal with effects for something like a headphone mix.

Sends/Returns

Used for time based effects like reverb and delay when you send a copy of your signal to a return for an effect.

Bus

A route of one or more audio sources to a single group.

Limiting

Super fast compressor to contain peaks and prevent reaching a certain threshold.

Fade

A rise/fall in gain used to prevent hard cuts.

Headroom

How many DB before reaching zero DB.

Panning

Placement within the stereo field.

Ratio

How much compression is being done after the threshold is hit.

Sidechain

A technique that when an alternative source’s threshold is met, a processor takes effect.

Sibilance

Unpleasant tonal harshness that occurs on consonants such as S, T, and Z.

LUFS

Loudness Unit Full Scale which is the maximum loudness a system can handle.

Dither

When downsampling adding a quantization distortion to distract from the displaced samples.

And dozens more!

Standard Member Benefits

What you'll get as a Closing Credits member

Every course comes with extra benefits just for being a member of Closing Credits

Instructor Led Courses

6 to 12 week courses with an industry professional to guide you through.

Closing Credits Community

Access to our private Discord, forums, email lists. Work through fun and interesting challenges with your future colleagues and network.

Weekly Events

New Events, Workshops, Webinars, Panels, and Exercises Weekly.

Material From All Courses

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