Certificate in Audio Production Techniques

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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  • 8 months
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Individuals who want a practical foundation in professional audio production, including those that want to enter or advance in the field.

About the course

Develop Your Audio Engineering Skills

When you marvel at the sound of the latest hit song, popular video game or Hollywood blockbuster film, you are enjoying the work of audio engineers. These sound wizards use cutting-edge tools and technologies to produce audio that enthralls and entertains us in a variety of ways.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll explore the technical principles and creative skills required to complete professional sound projects. We’ll study the basics of editing, mixing, storage media and the mastering process. You’ll get experience with acoustics, microphones and analog and digital recording, and you'll apply your knowledge to create a pro-quality audio project for music or film.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The physics and terminology of sound
  • Elements of sound production, including signal processing, MIDI and synchronization
  • Techniques for multi-track recording and overdubs
  • Software-based production techniques to create digital audio files

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

  • Complete a music production or film/video post-production project
  • Practice in a professional sound studio and learn to use sophisticated audio recording software, including Pro Tools
  • Take field trips to local sound studios
  • Participate in special Saturday sessions on plug-ins and location sound for film and video

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Scott Colburn

Scott Colburn is considered one of Seattle's most versatile producers. His credits span projects as diverse as Mudhoney's heavy rock, Sun City Girls' Cloaven Theatre, the avant-garde sounds of Climax Golden Twins, the ethnic modern classical stylings of Black Cat Orchestra, the reggae of Winston ...

David Miles Huber

David Miles Huber has written such books as the industry standard text Modern Recording Techniques, The MIDI Manual and Professional Microphone Techniques. He's also a producer and musician in the chill and downtempo genres; his CDs have sold over the million mark. His latest music and collaborat...

STEVEN HEINKE

Steve Heinke has been an audio recording professional for more than 35 years. He's worked at multiple studios in Seattle and L.A., and his career has included stints in jingle production, music recording and production, film & TV audio, and commercial postproduction. He's also a voiceover tal...

GLENN LORBECKI

Glenn Lorbecki joined the AES in 1988 and has served as a member of the Financial Planning Committee since 2015, reporting to the ExCom and Board of Governors. His expertise in fiscal management stems from his 20+ year business experience as president of a recording/video post-production company,...

JASON DEVORE

Jason Devore's experiences include radio DJ, musician, recording engineer and sound designer. He settled in Seattle in 1993 and began working as an audio post-production engineer. He has since worked on numerous feature films and documentaries, hundreds of radio and television commercials and a r...

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