Sound Engineering

Sound Engineering 20-week Course: **NOW BOOKING**
20-Week (2 terms) Night Course 
This course is for:
Beginners, and assumes no previous knowledge or experience of Sound Engineering 
Those with some experience, who wish to improve their skills
Those with a serious interest in training as Sound Engineers
It is Hands-On from Week 1, and covers the basics of Sound Engineering and also some more advanced procedures and techniques.
Term 1, Tuesday 11th October
until 11th December 2018 
Term 2, Tuesday 8th January until 12th March 2019
Duration of course:
One 2-hour lesson per week for 20 weeks, divided into 2 terms 
7:00pm – 9:00pm prompt, each Tuesday Night
€240 (€6 per hour) A non-refundable deposit of €50 will secure your place. Any balance to be paid in advance before commencement of course
Class Size:
Minimum 5, maximum 10 (for optimum learning and plenty of hands-on experience time) If we are unable to get a minimum of 5 participants, this course may be postponed

Lesson-by-Lesson breakdown of Sound Engineering Course:
01    Intro to Mixing Desk  topology, Mic pre-amps, connections between Mixer & Computer Audio Interface, & introduction to software
02    Auxiliary sends: Headphone mixes, Effects sends/returns
03    Reverb: What it is, When to use it, Main controls
04    Compressors: Dynamic range, Controls, Uses, Special
05    EQ (Equaliser): Frequency response, Controls, Frequency  juggling, Subtractive EQ
06    Microphones: Types (Dynamic, Condenser, Electret) their uses and  differences & mic-ing up many different instruments
07    Mixing exercise I: Tutor demonstrates full mix of singer-songwriter  recording, & students watch and ask questions
08    Recording Practice: Setting up headphone mix & Talkback,  Project preparation in Reaper
09    Recording: Students mic up & record a live singer-songwriter guided by  tutor, take wav files home & Mix recording
10    Listen to & discuss/analyse Students Mixes & demonstrate  Mastering a Mix
11    Phase: Avoid, recognise and fix phase and hear how it  can wreck recordings. + Automation: Modes, Manual and on the fly, Creating  dynamic Mixes
12    Compressors: Attack & Release, Side-chain, Gate,  Limiters & multi-band
13    EQ: Anatomy of sound, harmonics, spectral editing, breaking sound into  its component parts
14    Reverb & Delay – recreating individual acoustic spaces and manipulation  for a 3 dimensional feel
15    Microphones: Understanding the specifications, Stereo mic  techniques for drum overheads/ensembles etc
16    Editing, Noise reduction, Advanced processing and Drum  replacement
17     Mix Practice: Tutor demonstrates mix of a full band: Drums, Bass, Guitar & Vocals. Students watch and ask questions
18    Recording practice: Mic up & record Drums and Amps
19    Recording: Students mic up & record a full band (3 hour lesson) guided by  tutor, take wav files home & Mix recording
20    Cover more of the Plug-ins not yet covered on the course. Certificates awarded & final questions answered.