Introduction to Audio Engineering

learn basic information every aspiring audio engineer should know
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course 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

What are the requirements?

  • no previous knowledge is required. A Daw and audio interface is recommended.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand basic functions and concepts needed to be an audio engineer

What is the target audience?

  • this course is for beginners in audio engineering

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
00:58

Learn what an audio engineer is

03:20

learn the different types of audio engineers

Section 2: Audio FIles
05:20

learn the difference between stereo and mono files

02:48

learn the different types of audio files

03:08

learn how mp3 conversion works

05:44

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

Section 3: Signal Flow
02:48

learn what signal flow is

02:41

learn advanced signal flow

04:39

learn signal flow in the daw

11:53

learn advanced signal flow in the daw

Section 4: Audio Converters
04:22

learn what audio converters are

01:09

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

Section 5: Audio Cables
02:06

learn the different types of audio cables

02:22

learn about inputs for cables

Section 6: What do you need to start recording
01:53

learn about microphones

01:41

learn about mic preamps and the different types

01:19

learn about audio interfaces

03:38

learn what daw is, and the populars ones used

Section 7: Tips
08:28

this lecture discusses choosing gear for your studio

04:58

this lecture will go over troubleshooting tips when in the studio

07:31

this lecture will give you tips for when your recording

Section 8: Conclusion
00:54

this lecture contains my contact info

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Instructor Biography

Christopher "Czar" Smith, 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.

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