Audio Engineering: Signal Flow

Learn about signal flow and why it is important to learn as an audio engineer
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (597 ratings)
10,212 students
Audio Engineering: Signal Flow
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (597 ratings)
10,212 students
by the end of this course you should understand signal flow

Requirements

  • no equipment is needed but an audio interface and a DAW is recommended.

Description

Ever wondered how your audio signal gets from the mic through your DAW and out of your speakers? This course will go over basic and advanced signal flow of audio signals. After this course you should be able to understand what signal flow is, how it works, and why it is important to know as an audio engineer. You will be able to understand basic as well as complex signal flow for your recording signal chain. You will also learn basic and more complex signal routing in your DAW. Once completing this course you will be able set up routing for your effects, properly use busses and aux tracks, and learn some techniques for setting up your session through busses in the daw. This will be a powerpoint presentation. This course will be 30 minutes long. This course is for anyone wanting to learn about the path their audio takes to get into their recording software and back out to your speakers. My teaching method is simple and straightforward to make sure everyone can understand and follow along. This course is designed for beginners who are just getting into audio engineering. Signal flow is one of the first things aspiring audio engineers need to learn. Its understanding will not only help you in the home studio, but it will help in the recording studio as well. Everything from recording to troubleshooting is based around signal flow. Once you have a grasp on signal flow you will be able to go from setting up your audio interface to setting up recording signal chains with compressors and eq's. The better you understand signal flow then the more you will able to do with signal routing. This course will go over the following and more:

  • What is signal flow
  • Why is signal flow important
  • Inputs and outputs
  • The two different types of signal flow
  • Patch bays

Who this course is for:

  • this is for beginning engieers

Course content

3 sections • 10 lectures • 30m total length
  • What is Signal Flow
    00:55
  • Why is Signal Flow Important
    01:15
  • Inputs and Outputs
    02:05

Instructor

Independent Audio Engineer
Christopher "Czar" Smith
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 2,406 Reviews
  • 30,275 Students
  • 11 Courses

Czar was born in Nashville, but got his musical roots while being raised in Memphis. He worked for a few studios in Memphis as well as owning his own recording studio called the Kremlin. In 2000 Czar founded Throneholder Productions, a production company for hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music. After years of producing independent artist, Czar later returned to Nashville to pursue a BA in audio production from the Art Institute of Tennessee Nashville, which he received with honors. During school he began to focus on engineering and mixing, which is where he finds most of his work since moving to Nashville. When he's not busy in a studio engineering or in the Kremlin mixing, Czar spends his spare time researching gear, blogging about audio, writing gear reviews, and posting helpful tutorial videos online to help others learn.