1 Year Diploma (Full Time)
Timings: 2-hour classes, 4 days a week
Class Size: 7 students (max)
Music surrounds us everywhere – on the TV and radio, at restaurants and bars, even in the elevator you use to get to work everyday. You may not realize it, but this is all part of the world of audio engineering, in which a musician’s creations are ‘produced’ and thereby transformed into the polished tracks on your iPods and radio.
Audio engineers are the future of digital music. With the help of virtual and hardware instruments, engineers use computers to produce their own compositions. As an engineer, you can either specialize in one part of the recording technique or master the entire process, right to the stage when a final project is submitted to a client.
Our comprehensive Audio Engineering course will show you how to put down your ideas and those of other musicians, and record and produce them in a studio to achieve a professional sound.
At I Love Music Academy, we’ll start by covering the theory and different styles of music. Next, we’ll explore the studio recording space, with an emphasis on micing techniques, sound transmission, audio dynamics, and mixing and mastering techniques, both in the analogue and digital realms. Students are taught the ins and outs of 2 DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). All these concepts will be followed up with hands-on projects in which students will need to log in studio time. Our Audio Engineering Studio is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software.
By the conclusion of the Audio engineering course, students at the I Love Music Academy will be able to write their own music as well as engineer a band or a live performance artist in the studio or in a live setting. They will also be equipped to take on the media industry, whether by creating audio for video or radio, or even by writing jingles.
Audio Engineering Curriculum Overview
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Fundamentals of Sound
Frequency and amplitude
Module 3: Microphones
Types of Microphones
Mic’ing techniques (mono, stereo)
Module 4: Analog Mixer
Introduction to Effects
Module 5: DAW: Logic
Introduction to DAW’s
Working with Logic
Analog to Digital Conversion
Advanced recording and Editing Techniques
Module 6: Music
Parts of a Song
Module 7: Mixing Fundamentals
Introduction to Mixing
Session Setup & Analysis
Module 8: Mixing
Signal Processors (Compressors, Gates & EQs)
Effects (Reverbs & Delays)
Time Based Effects (Chorus, Phasers & Flangers)
Module 9: Ableton
Recording & Editing in Ableton
Module 10: MIDI & Synthesis
Drum Machines & Samplers
Module 11: Mastering
Mastering Basics & 3D Analysis
Module 12: Audio Post Production
Audio Post Equipment
Audio for Video Fundamentals
Module 13: Radio
Module 14: Studio Construction & Acoustics
Understanding Acoustical Problems
Floating Floors, Walls & Ceilings
Live Room & Control Room Design
Acoustic Panels (Types & Characteristics)
Module 15: Music Business
Being an Artist & Producer
Audio for Games
*Projects assigned as per module.
We offer the following electives at discounted rates for our Audio Engineering Students. For special pricing please refer to the 2017 Course Catalog or contact the Academy Administration.
Students who complete the Audio Engineering Program now have the opportunity to enter our Post ILM program with Pyramind, San Francisco.
Interested in furthering your skills with a MASTER’S, apply for a post-ilm program with our international training partners:
Complete Producer Master Program @ Pyramind
Music & Sound for Picture Master Program @ Pyramind
Electronic Music Producer Master Program @ Pyramind