Audio Engineering

The audio engineering course here at CSS, consists of four main parts:

During this course students will first learn how to use industry standard DAW (digital audio workstation) in order to perform advanced audio recording and editing techniques.

Through the combination of theory and practice, students will learn and experiment on microphone recording techniques.

Then students will be familiarised with the use of equalization, dynamics and effects, before embarking into exploring the various mixing and mastering techniques.

Finally, training will be provided on how to use the purposely designed mixing studio hardware in order to record and mix their final recording project.

 

 

Resources

The lessons will take place in the classroom, mixing / recording studios and the main recording studio as required. Students will have to their disposal the latest software, as well as a wide variety of hardware, including: wide choice of microphones, a variety of studio hardware, electric guitar / bass guitar amplifiers and instruments.

Support

Due to the fact that the classes are small in size, students will benefit from having more time to experiment with the equipment and also receive better individual support by the teacher.

 

Is this course for me?

This course is designed to help students towards a career as a studio sound engineer, audio technician or mixing engineer. Also, most of the skills that will be acquired during the course, are applicable to live engineering too.

Course length

10 months
Two hour lesson once per week

Enrolment periods

September
January

Student requirements

(Desirable but not necessary)

Basic Piano skills
2nd musical instrument

Course Topics

Introduction to music technology
Introduction to Hardware equipment
Introduction to Audio Production Principles
Introduction to Audio Engineering Principles
Introduction to Acoustics
Use of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
Audio Recording
Audio Editing / Manipulation
DAW Automation
Audio Recording Techniques
Microphone Techniques
Setting up the Recording environment
Mixing Techniques
Equalization Techniques
Use of Dynamics
Use of Effects
Mastering Techniques
Use of External Audio Hardware