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Tune in to Find out if a Studio Recording and Live Sound Diploma is Right for you

17 JAN 2013
Career Path : Audio Engineering

Are you someone who couldn’t imagine a world without music? Are you fascinated about the process of how music gets professionally arranged and recorded? Maybe you would enjoy a new career with a studio recording and live sound diploma!

In just 45 weeks of full time training, you could find yourself among the music recording professionals who work with music artists and bands, some of them famous! A studio recording and live sound diploma will teach you the required techniques to enter this exciting world using today’s digital and analog recording tools.

Recording studios, postproduction facilities and live venues all require individuals with technical and creative expertise in audio recording. A professional studio recording and live sound program will provide you all the critical knowledge and skills necessary to create commercially viable recordings.

Audio engineering programs like this are often offered in each of the fall, winter and spring semesters. They are typically of a duration of three terms. By the end of the study program, graduates will be qualified to do sound system set-ups. As well, they will be able to do sound recording in a studio, in a concert hall, on stage and in any other place where sounds and music are created.

Graduates of an audio engineering school will have the knowledge and skill sets to work in these types of organizations:

  • Recording studios
  • Concert venues, arenas, clubs
  • TV stations
  • Radio stations
  • Film production companies
  • Advertising agencies
  • Music festivals

The first term in a studio recording and live sound program will involve learning an overview of the music business and what it entails. Courses include:

  • Music theory (rhythm, melody, harmony)
  • MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) Protocol
  • Professional sound and audio recording techniques

In the second term of study in an audio engineering school, students will jump into the following courses:

  • Digital audio recording
  • Multitrack recording, missing and editing
  • Audio/video synchronization

Also in this second term of study in an audio engineering school, students will have the chance to experience recording a complete band.

The third and final term of study in this program will comprise of the following:

  • Characteristics and recording methods of various musical instruments
  • Sound recording, mixing and editing from pre-production all the way to post-production
  • An internship in a recording arts/audio related enterprise

Admission to enter a sound recording program normally requires a secondary school diploma or the equivalent. You must also have a passion for music and the intricate but exciting process involved in audio recording. If you think you have what it takes to make your mark in the industry, enrol in a studio recording and live sound program at an audio engineering school today!