Introduction to Audio Engineering
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Introduction to Audio Engineering

learn basic information every aspiring audio engineer should know
4.3 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
123 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2014
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand basic functions and concepts needed to be an audio engineer
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Requirements
  • no previous knowledge is required. A Daw and audio interface is recommended.
Description

Are you just starting out in audio engineering? This course will cover what an audio engineer is, does, and much more. Audio engineering is a very competitive field. But don't let that discourage you if you have a passion for audio engineering. There are a ton of skills and experience needed to become a good audio engineer, and this course will get you started on some things you need to know. If you've been going about audio engineering blindly this course will help you see things clearer. Sharing some of my 15 years of experience working in the audio industry, I will help you get started in your career in audio engineering. Not knowing audio terms and basic knowledge in audio can make engineering very intimidating. This course is for those who are just getting into engineering and need some help getting on their feet. It focuses on the ins and outs (pun intended) of audio engineering on a beginner level. This is a power point presentation from the MIA conference I spoke at in Dallas, TX a few years ago. Everyone enjoyed it so much I thought it would be a great idea to put on Udemy for everyone to learn from. My method of teaching is straightforward and simple to make sure everything is easily understood. After this course you should be able to understand enough to take you to the next step in engineering. If you have blindly jumped into engineering this course will help you see things clearer. This course has over an hour of content and will teach you the following and more:

  • What is an audio engineer
  • Different types of audio engineers
  • DIfferent types of audio files
  • Sample rate
  • Signal flow
  • Audio converters
  • Different types cables
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Recording tips
  • Choosing gear for your studio tips
Who is the target audience?
  • this course is for beginners in audio engineering
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:23:40
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Introduction
2 Lectures 04:18

Learn what an audio engineer is

Preview 00:58

learn the different types of audio engineers

different types of audio engineers
03:20
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Audio FIles
4 Lectures 17:00

learn the difference between stereo and mono files

Preview 05:20

learn the different types of audio files

Different types of audio files
02:48

learn how mp3 conversion works

How MP3 conversion works
03:08

learn what sample rate and how it effects the quality of your recordings

sample rate
05:44
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Signal Flow
4 Lectures 22:01

learn what signal flow is

Preview 02:48

learn advanced signal flow

advanced signal flow
02:41

learn signal flow in the daw

daw signal flow
04:39

learn advanced signal flow in the daw

Advanced DAW signal flow
11:53
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Audio Converters
2 Lectures 05:31

learn what audio converters are

What is a/d and d/a conversion
04:22

this lecture easily explains the difference in a/d and d/a converters

Converters easily explained
01:09
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Audio Cables
2 Lectures 04:28

learn the different types of audio cables

different types of cables
02:06

learn about inputs for cables

inputs for cables
02:22
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What do you need to start recording
4 Lectures 08:31

learn about microphones

microphone
01:53

learn about mic preamps and the different types

mic preamplifier
01:41

learn about audio interfaces

Preview 01:19

learn what daw is, and the populars ones used

DAW
03:38
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Tips
3 Lectures 20:57

this lecture discusses choosing gear for your studio

choosing gear for your studio
08:28

this lecture will go over troubleshooting tips when in the studio

troubleshooting tips
04:58

this lecture will give you tips for when your recording

recording tips
07:31
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:54

this lecture contains my contact info

my contact info
00:54
About the Instructor
Christopher "Czar" Smith
4.3 Average rating
538 Reviews
10,852 Students
8 Courses
Independent Audio Engineer

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.