About The Course
5 Weeks & 5 Lessons
In-Depth video presentations on all aspects of sound waves, mics, and all tools to capture and manipulate digital audio
Access to Recordings
You’ll have access to the videos 24/7
Rewatch as much as you would like
Q&A With Head Engineer
Direct access and guidance from Thaddeus Moore
What You’ll Learn
Audio engineering since 1997, Thaddeus Moore is the head mastering engineer at Liquid Mastering. Thaddeus has worked with thousands of artists and hundreds of albums in nearly every style of music.
From microphone basics to the science behind EQ, Thaddeus will walk you through the essentials of professional engineering that you can use to take your home production chops to the next level.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I spent 8 years as an undergraduate and graduate student. Your Sound Engineering course was absolutely as well done and enjoyable as any other course I’ve ever taken. I really appreciate the passion you have invested in your teaching and your trade.”
“Having the class online and being able to download the recordings was awesome, because I could revisit concepts or go back to make sure I had understood a concept correctly. I think Thaddeus is a fantastic teacher … and he is a wonderful community resource. “
Course Time Details
5 Weeks – 5 Videos – 2 hours each
A class to make the art of sound engineering understandable to anyone!
1. Intros / Expectations / Microphones – 2 hrs
Check in: previous knowledge levels,
group expectations, discussion of sound/mic’s basics.
Sound: Frequency, Amplitude, Velocity,
Harmony, Standing Waves, and PHASE issues
Microphones: What are they? Different kinds,
when to use, & how they work.
Alternating Current generation basics. Cable types: Balanced/Unbalanced, and usage.
Differences between Mic/Inst/Line level signal.
2. Basic Equalization – 2hrs
EQ? What is it!?! Types, when to use them, and why.
So deep and important we spend the whole class on this one subject!
3. Basic Dynamics Processing – 2hrs
Compression, Limiting, Gating, Expansion.
Hmmm…. What are those? and Why should I care?
One of the most interesting and complex parts
and art at the heart of what we do!
4. Audio Recording Principles – History of Tape/Digital – 2hrs
Machine Types, Analog vs. Digital, History,
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Technology.
Noise floor / Distortion / Quantization Error,
PCM vs. Lossless vs. Lossy Formats
5. Mixing – 2hrs
Mixing Consoles – Routing Signal,
Wet / Dry FX Mixing, Sound pressure levels- Dangers,
FX Basics – Reverb, Delay, Elements of Mixing: Using basic audio recording principles to create a balanced mix.
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