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Audio Mixing Techniques 101

AMT101

The exciting world of Audio Mixing Techniques! If you have a dream of pursuing a career in audio mixing for studio sound production, this course is the perfect starting point for you. 


Audio Mixing Techniques focuses on the mixing tools used in studio sound production. The module focuses on mixing tools and hopes to establish a good understanding of how to operate these tools in a mixing environment. Throughout the short course, students will learn how to use Pan knobs to create a balance for a song, then learn how to use EQ to manipulate the frequency content of recordings, how to use Dynamic Processors to add control and power, Time-Based effects to add depth and movement and finally use Automation to transform a static mix into a dynamic mix.

 

Features and Benefits 

  • Programs developed with a 30% theory and 70% practical approach. 
  • Use EQ software that can manipulate frequencies, balance of songs and recordings, and more. 
  • Exposure to real-world, hands-on situations using a wide range of industry-standard equipment and facilities. 
  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 
 

Admission Requirements

No academic requirements. Students must have a strong foundational knowledge of a DAW.

This course requires adequate DJ Equipment.

  • Software: Any reputable DAW
  • Headphones: Audio-Technica Black ATH-M30x or Audio-Technica ATH-M20X.
  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Part-Time 

    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 8 Weeks (+/-2 months)
    • Classes conducted on Saturdays (4 hours)
    • Session 1 (9:00 - 11:00), Session 2 (11:30-13:30)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Audio Mixer

  • ENROL NOW
 

Important Notes

This short course is a skills program and therefore not accredited by any institution.

 
 
  • Session Setup

    • Understanding of what is Session Management and its importance as a mix engineer

    • Understand the function of correct naming conventions for session and track naming

    • Apply correct track ordering and colouring structures as well as consolidation techniques to simplify a mixing session

    • The utilisation of subgroups and mix-groups when mixing a session and the impact thereof on the simplification of the mixing process

  • Balancing and Panning Techniques

    • Understand the function and purpose of Faders and Pan Pots and what is affected when used when mixing

    • Compare different perspectives on the initiation of the mixing processes

    • Be conversant in the creation of panning strategies & perspectives for different instruments

    • Ultilise and apply mixing techniques discussed to create a mix balance for a given song

  • Equalizers

    • Understand and describe standard Equalisers controls and parameters

    • Understand different types of Equalisers and compare uses for each

    • Describe the application of Equalisers and discuss its affect on the frequency spectrum within a mix

    • Understand the application of additive and subtractive equalisation styles and practically apply to a mix

    • Understand the problems that can occur in a mix with frequency masking and balancing

  • Dynamic Processors

    • Understand and describe standard Compressor controls and parameters

    • Understand different types of Dynamic Processors and compare uses for each

    • Describe the application of Compressors and discuss its affect on the dynamic range within a mix

    • Understand the application of dynamic processors

    • Understand the problems that can occur in a mix with dynamic range

  • Time-Based Effects

    • Understand what is reverberation and the three main component thereof

    • Understand different parameters that affect reverberation

    • Knowledge about different types of reverberation and their characteristics

    • Types of artificial reverb that can be added to a mix within a DAW and all parameters relating to these plugins

    • Apply reverberation within a mix Understand what is delay and the main component thereof

    • Knowledge of the history of delays

    • Understand different parameters that affect delay and timing subdivisions

    • Knowledge about different types of delay and their characteristics

    • Types of artificial delay that can be added to a mix within a DAW and all parameters relating to these plugins

    • Practically apply delay within a mix

  • Modulation

    • Understand what is Modulation and its creative purposes when mixing

    • Understand different parameters that can be affected by modulation

    • The functions of a Low Frequency Oscillator and its effects on Modulation processors

    • Knowledge about different types of modulation and their characteristics

    • Types of artificial delay that can be added to a mix within a DAW and all parameters relating to these plugins

    • Practically apply modulation processors within a mix

  • Distortion

    • Understand what is Saturation and Distortion, and its creative purposes when mixin

    • Understand different parameters that can be affected by Saturation and Disorition

    • The Impact of second and third order harmonics and its influence on distortion and saturation

    • Types of artificial saturation and distortion that can be added to a mix within a DAW and all parameters relating to these plugins

    • Practically apply saturation and distortion processors within a mix

  • Automation

    • Understand what is Automation and its functions Demonstrate the purposes of automation when mixing

    • Understand different approaches to using Automation as a static or dynamic change to a mix

    • Understanding of what parameters within a mix can be automated and practically demonstrate these functions

    • Compare different automation modes and understand the impacts of using them in a mix

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 19 July 2024
    20 July 2024
    Part Time, Online

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