Welcome to the Audio Production Class webpage!

We will be using this page as a supplement and study guide to coordinate with our classes. There is simply too much info to digest in one class per week! Enjoy and if you have any questions email Jordan at jordan@wosmith.org


Soundation Online DAW

Soundation Online DAW

This button leads you to an online DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). We will have projects to collaborate on saved through this site. 

 

We will use this for the DAW Navigation Lesson


 Lesson 2 - Signal Flow

·       Sound from Source to Destination

o   I / O

o   Snakes

o   Patchbay / Routing

o   Mixer / Console

·       Trouble Shooting

Lesson 1 - Making Connections

·       Cable Types

o   XLR

o   Instrument & Speaker

o   Ethernet

o   USB / Thunderbolt

·       What goes with what

·       Adaptors

·       Rolling / Maintaining Cables


For this lesson we will be looking at a mixer and all it's controls. The above link will take you to a Prezi made by Jordan all about mixers and each knob and button's function.

For this lesson we will be looking at a mixer and all it's controls. The above link will take you to a Prezi made by Jordan all about mixers and each knob and button's function.

Lesson 3 – Navigating around a Mixer

·           Purpose of each control

o   Buttons

o   Sliders

o   Pots

o   Meters

·       Amplification / Preamps

o   Gain Staging

o   Impedance


This is a nice video for reminding yourself of general mic practices for the studio. Check it out!

Week 4 - Microphone Choice and Placement

·       Microphone Placement for General Instruments

o   Voice

o   Acoustic and Electric Instruments

o   Drums

o   Strings

o   Horns

o   Ensembles

·       Microphone Choice for General Instruments

o   Types

o   Polar Patterns

o   Frequency Response

o   Phantom Power


Week 5 - Live Sound Reinforcement

·       Aiming Speakers

·       Monitors Vs Mains

·       Feedback

·       Practical Application for Live Sound


Week 6 - DAW Recording and Navigation

·       Prepping to Record

             o   Session Setup

             o   Sample & Bit Rates

             o   Track Arming

             o   Grouping

             o   Click / Metronome

             o   Level Check

·       Recording and Punching

             o   Monitoring

             o   Overdubs


Week 7 – Editing, Mixing and Mastering

·       Edit Modes

·       Edit / Mix Windows

·       Compression, EQ and Reverb

              o   When / how to use it

·       General Techniques

 


Week 8 – DAW Continued

·       MIDI

·       Video

·       Automation

·       Bouncing

·       Grouping


Week 9 – Project Time 

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Week 10 – Project Time Continued

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Week 11 – Project Time Continued

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Week 12 – Project Time Continued

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