Introduction to Audio Engineering
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Introduction to Audio Engineering

learn basic information every aspiring audio engineer should know
4.4 (14 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.
146 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • understand basic functions and concepts needed to be an audio engineer
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  • no previous knowledge is required. A Daw and audio interface is recommended.

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
22 Lectures
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
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

learn how mp3 conversion works

How MP3 conversion works

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

sample rate
Signal Flow
4 Lectures 22:01

learn what signal flow is

Preview 02:48

learn advanced signal flow

advanced signal flow

learn signal flow in the daw

daw signal flow

learn advanced signal flow in the daw

Advanced DAW signal flow
Audio Converters
2 Lectures 05:31

learn what audio converters are

What is a/d and d/a conversion

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

Converters easily explained
Audio Cables
2 Lectures 04:28

learn the different types of audio cables

different types of cables

learn about inputs for cables

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

learn about microphones


learn about mic preamps and the different types

mic preamplifier

learn about audio interfaces

Preview 01:19

learn what daw is, and the populars ones used

3 Lectures 20:57

this lecture discusses choosing gear for your studio

choosing gear for your studio

this lecture will go over troubleshooting tips when in the studio

troubleshooting tips

this lecture will give you tips for when your recording

recording tips
1 Lecture 00:54

this lecture contains my contact info

my contact info
About the Instructor
Christopher "Czar" Smith
4.4 Average rating
640 Reviews
12,277 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.