About The Course
5 Weeks & 5 Lessons
Live via Zoom every Sunday from the studio at 12pm – 2pm
Access to Recordings
After the live sessions – You’ll have access to the recordings 24/7
Q&A With Head Engineer
Direct access and guidance from Thaddeus Moore
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to buy a course as a gift?
By purchasing a class series as a gift, you’re essentially buying that lucky person and a gift card to Liquid mastering. That person can then use the gift card for an upcoming class or even a professional mixing/mastering service.
How do the classes work?
In most cases, a class series will run for up to five weeks and the class will meet via zoom on a weekly basis, typically on a Sunday afternoon (12-2pm) or Monday evening (5-7pm).
What if they can't make it?
If the person you’re gifting the classes to you can’t make the upcoming series, then they can use the credit for a future class series or service.
If they can make the upcoming series but might miss a session or two, all session recordings are made available for students to access at any time. In addition, the head engineer and instructor will be available to answer specific questions by email during the class period.
What will they be learning?
In the fundamentals of sound engineering course, Thaddeus will walk the class through the basic science, tools, and techniques for getting a quality recording at home and in the studio.
See full curriculum below.
What they’ll Learn
With over 23 years of experience, 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 the class through the essentials of professional engineering so that they can take their home productions 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 Details & Outline
5 Weeks – Sunday Mornings, starting July 19, 2020. 12PM-2PM – $195.
A class to make the art of sound 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.
We’re excited for you to join us this term. Once we hear from you, we’ll sort out the sign-up logistics to get you prepared for class.
Complete the contact form or give us a call at 541-286-5434