Audio Engineering Level 2 - The Studio Experience

Gain a powerful foundation of creative, technical and business skills to work professionally in the studio and beyond. Building on Audio Engineering Level 1 as a prerequisite (or equivalent education) to attend, we take a deeper dive into more advanced techniques, equipment and hands-on session work in the studio. Our training takes place in one of Seattle’s premiere recording studios, Orbit Audio owned by SRA’s Founder Joe Reineke, a multi-platinum record award recipient who has engineered and produced hundreds of albums and tracks for artists worldwide. You’ll learn in the same studio artists such as Macklemore, Halsey, Alice in Chains, Vance Joy and Lil’ Yachty come to work, to name just a few of our clients. We believe that an advanced education of this importance needs to happen hands-on, with small class sizes and in a real working environment. Like Joe, all SRA instructors are accomplished audio professionals who offer a wealth of knowledge from years of first hand experience. All throughout, students receive individualized mentorship while gaining valuable project experience and an empowering skill set for hireability and lasting success.

Learn These Skills and Techniques

Audio Engineering, Advanced Music Production, Analog and Digital Recording and Mixing, Console Training and Functionality, Advanced Microphone Techniques, Hardware Effect Techniques, Studio Training, Live Artist Sessions, Acoustics and Design, Business and Industry Skills and more.

Audio-Engineering

Audio Engineering

Advanced music production

Advanced Music Production

Analog and Digital Recording and Mixing

Analog and Digital Recording and Mixing

Console Functionality and Session Training

Console Functionality and Session Training

Advanced Microphone Techniques

Advanced Microphone Techniques

Hardware Effect Techniques

Hardware Effect Techniques

Acoustics and Design

Acoustics and Design

Live Artist Sessions

Live Artist Sessions

Business and Industry Skills

Business and Industry Skills

Audio-Engineering

Audio Engineering

Advanced music production

Advanced Music Production

Analog and Digital Recording and Mixing

Analog and Digital Recording and Mixing

Console Functionality and Session Training

Console Functionality and Session Training

Advanced Microphone Techniques

Advanced Microphone Techniques

Hardware Effect Techniques

Hardware Effect Techniques

Acoustics and Design

Acoustics and Design

Live Artist Sessions

Live Artist Sessions

Business and Industry Skills

Business and Industry Skills

Audio Engineering Level 2

Course Details

24 Weeks

Duration

8 Seats

Class Size

February 7th

Apps Due

March 17th

Classes Begin

In Person

Class Format

Hands-On Studio Work

Learning Emphasis

Course Structure

Classes meet in-person one full day each week (typically Saturdays 9:30a-6p). Our format includes discussion, demonstration, hands-on exercises, live artist sessions and independent project work with personalized feedback. The last hour of each class day is dedicated to elective lab time where students can opt to stay and gain even more practice and personalized mentorship.

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Learn in an A-List Studio

There's no better place to learn the recording process than hands-on in a real working studio. Here students gain access to our world class equipment and train under professional audio engineers. Students finish the course with several days of studio time to independently engineer a project with a musical group of their choice.

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Quality over Quantity

By electing to keep our class sizes small (maximum 8 students), we naturally have the time and availability for Q&A and mentorship throughout every class. During the course, each student additionally receives two private one on one sessions with an instructor to personally evaluate and guide on their micing and console mixing techniques.

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Applications

SRA accepts applications on a “rolling” or first come basis, so early submissions are encouraged. The process entails an application form, a written essay, references, a recent transcript and a couple elective components such as letters of recommendation and work samples if available. The final step is an informal interview. A $75 processing fee will be due at the time of submission and all applicants will be notified in writing within 30 days if they have been accepted.

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Requirements

Students will need to have completed Audio Engineering Level 1 with SRA as a prerequisite. We will also consider students who already have an equivalent background in education and/or working experience with priority given to SRA Level 1 graduates. In this case, individuals will need to demonstrate their competency in and understanding of the necessary skills from Level 1 to a satisfactory level in order to attend.

Looking For More Information?

If you have a question or would like to receive more information or request an information kit in the mail, we are happy to help! Just send us an email to info@seattlerecordingarts.com and one of our staff members will respond within 1 or 2 business days. Or, if you'd like to chat, give us a ring at 206-623-7272.

  • -SRA Audio Engineering Level 2 Course Certificate
  • -Grammy U Membership (2 years beyond graduation)
  • -Industry Partner Gear Discounts
  • -Educational Discounts on Top Music Production Software

  • Our aim is to inspire lasting, meaningful careers. We believe this process is as unique as each individual and should begin on day one. Our small classes allow us to get to know every student personally, understand their passions and goals so we can provide thoughtful support throughout our program and beyond. Our instructors bring years of professional experience working in audio and are able to offer sage guidance as only the pros can. We are always happy to call on our extensive network in the northwest art, music and gaming communities to make an introduction or help connect graduates with meaningful opportunities in their field of choice.

  • SCHOOL PROVIDES (Covered By Tech Fee)
  • -SRA Studio Definitions Book
  • -Grammy U Membership
  • -Deluxe Soldering Kit
  • -XLR Cable Building Kit

  • Tuition: $14,840 + Tech Fee: $135 for educational items provided by the school ($14,975 total) see the "Tools You'll Need" section above for the full list of items.

Take the first step towards your future

Our aim is to inspire lasting, meaningful careers. We believe this process is as unique as each individual and should begin on day one.