When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Camilo Salazar
  • Course Code W24MPPC03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Expand your knowledge of recording techniques, signal flow, mixing, and acoustics. Learn to record drums, piano, percussion, woodwinds and backing vocals. Record small bands in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Completion of Home Studio Recording or similar experience is required.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Have extended knowledge of audio equipment, acoustics, and signal flow
  • Understand and demonstrate advanced microphone techniques
  • Set up and assist in running a professional recording session
  • Understand and demonstrate drums, piano woodwinds and vocal recording
  • Understand and apply reverb, compression, EQ, and other signal processors

Class format and activities

Class discussion of listening assignments. Tasks set by the tutor and hands-on exercises Taking notes during lectures and audiovisual presentations Group and 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, 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. 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 & Music Production 3, Live Sound Engineering, Mixing and Mastering 1