Understanding recording technology is essential to making great recordings. Students are guided through microphone selection and use, recording console signal flow and sound capture software. We start from the very basics in our Certificate 3 courses. That makes these courses a perfect choice for people interested in a career in production or those who have figured out a bit of how recording gear and software works but need to put all of the pieces together. There are a range of recording projects throughout the course.
This is an important part of being a modern musician. Students will work with Logic Pro X in our Digital Audio Lab and learn the basics of creating music using software.
Production professionals are required to use a range of audio equipment. This course has weekly theory classes overviewing each major type of audio device, the common controls they feature and introductory tips on how to use each item. Microphones, mixing consoles, equalisers, compressors, loudspeakers, effects, decibel and sound theory are all covered.
Music Mixing and Editing
We introduce ProTools editing software. This industry leading package is used for sound recording, editing, processing and mixing worldwide. As students work through a number of real-world production tasks skills and knowledge is gained in using the software to capture, edit, process and mix audio.
Students will learn how to make and repair common cables and leads used in entertainment. These practical classes allow students to develop skill in the use of a soldering iron and learn about cable standards. These skills are useful as many audio engineers and producers own equipment or recording studios. Being able to make quality audio leads can same much time and money for equipment owners.
Industry Workshop and WHS
We cover safe work practices as they relate to the entertainment industry and performance technology. Students also learn about the way the entertainment industry works and basics of business practices. This is all essential knowledge for the next generation of engineers and producers.