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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jonathan Trott
  • Course Code W24MPPC02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn about audio equipment, recording techniques, recording guitars and vocals, programming backing tracks, creating beats and basic mixing. Suitable for beginners but computer skills are essential. Required for progression to Sound Engineering. Ideal in conjunction with a music software course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have basic knowledge of audio equipment
  • Understand basic microphone techniques
  • Have basic knowledge home studio Set-ups
  • Demonstrate basic instrument recording (guitar, bass guitar, vocals)
  • Basic programming with MIDI Instruments
  • Understand basic concepts of mixing

Class format and activities

Demonstrations and explanations from Tutor Practical workshops Class discussion of listening assignments Taking notes during lectures and audio-visual presentations Individual projects

Entry requirements

A strong interest in music. Access outside of class to a basic recording set up (PC or Mac computer, audio interface, recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Reaper, Ableton Live Cubase, etc. and basic microphone) is strongly recommended. Some experience of using Apple computers would be an advantage, but support during class will be given. Basic computer skills, file management, etc.

What you need to know before you enrol

Some session will require the handing and lifting of audio equipment such as microphone stands, cables. Advice on safe handling of equipment will be given at the beginning of the course. Although examples will be drawn from Logic we can also provide Ableton, Pro Tools, Cubase, Adobe Audition and Reaper. Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

What you need

Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor

What you can do next

Sound Engineering & Studio Production 2 Logic Pro: Intermediate