Audio Engineering Level 1 – Digital Technology (Live Virtual Course)

NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2024! Whether you want to produce your own music or help others with theirs - Level 1 provides the quintessential tools of the trade to create high quality audio productions using computer-based applications. Students learn hands-on in our live virtual classroom with long standing audio professionals where they gain valuable skills, project experience and individual mentorship. We'll cover audio fundamentals, AVID Pro Tools training and certification, Ableton Live, music production, editing, mixing, mastering, production-based ear training as well as business and industry training. Our class flow consists of insight and demonstration, in-class exercises, key takeaways and recaps, Q&A and independent assignments to further integrate each lesson. Audio Engineering Level 1 can be taken alone, but also serves as the prerequisite for Audio Engineering Level 2 where students may opt to continue on and gain the full studio training experience in person. Program Length: Six Months / Maximum Class Size: 12 students. / Next Start Date: March 18th with applications due by Feb. 18th (application kit with instructions available for download in the Applications section below). We can accept applications after a deadline in the event any seats remain open or are released - please inquire.

Learn These Skills and Techniques

Audio Engineering, Music Production, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Recording, Editing and Mixing, Mastering, Microphone Techniques, Business and Industry Skills and more.

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering Level 1 Program

Music Production

Pro Tools Certification

SRA Pro Tools Professional Certification

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

Digital Recording,Editing-and-Mixing

Digital Editing and Mixing

Ear Training

Production Based Ear Training

Effects,-Automation,-MIDI,-and-Loop-Based-Production

Effects, Automation, MIDI, and Loop Based Production

Audio Mastering

Intro to Mastering

Microphone Techniques

Microphone Techniques

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering Level 1 Program

Music Production

Pro Tools Certification

SRA Pro Tools Professional Certification

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

Digital Recording,Editing-and-Mixing

Digital Editing and Mixing

Ear Training

Production Based Ear Training

Effects,-Automation,-MIDI,-and-Loop-Based-Production

Effects, Automation, MIDI, and Loop Based Production

Audio Mastering

Intro to Mastering

Microphone Techniques

Microphone Techniques

Audio Engineering Level 1

Course Details

22 Weeks

Duration

12 Seats

Class Size

Aug 18th '24

Apps Due

Sept 9th '24

Classes Begin

Live Virtual

Class Format

Pro Tools Professional

SRA Certification

Class Structure

Classes are held twice weekly, 3 hrs/ea (Monday and Thursday evenings 5-8p Pacific Time) in a live-virtual format. Our structure includes discussion, demonstration, in-class exercises, mentorship and independent project work with personalized feedback. Students also receive a replay link for each class so they can revisit any material they find helpful to watch again.

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Learn with the Pros

SRA instructors are highly experienced audio professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. As studio owners, engineers and music producers ourselves, we bring a unique perspective on techniques and the industry like only the insiders can.

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Quality over Quantity

By electing to keep our class sizes small (maximum 12 students) we naturally have the time and availability for Q&A and mentorship throughout every class. Each student also receives two, private one on one mixing sessions with an instructor for even more personalized evaluation and guidance.

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Applications

See the "Quick Facts" section above for the next start date and app deadline. We can accept applications after a deadline in the event any seats remain open or are released - please inquire. The process entails an application form, written essay, references, a transcript and elective components such as letters of recommendation and work samples. The final step is an informal interview. A $75 fee is due at the time of submission and applicants will be notified within 30 days if they have been accepted. Have questions? Check out our blog post on Application FAQ's for helpful tips and information.

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Requirements

Previous experience or prerequisite training in audio is not a requirement, however, background in music, music theory and/or experience playing musical instruments are very helpful building blocks, and are both highly encouraged and ultimately preferred. Our advice for individuals without any experience playing a musical instrument yet is to start now, and gain at least one year of dedicated daily practice. Piano is a great foundation. Experiment with composition, play music with other people and most of all have fun!

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 1 Course Certificate
  • SRA Pro Tools Professional Certification
  • 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.

  • STUDENTS PROVIDE (or Purchase If Not Already Owned):
  • -A computer with adequate system requirements to run AVID Pro Tools. Mac’s are preferred however, PC’s work too. No less than 8GB ram is required, however 16GB of ram is more ideal, and at least 200GB storage is adequate with more always being better. Please refer to AVID's guides to system requirements and compatible operating systems for running Pro Tools.
  • -AVID Pro Tools Software (Artist, latest version) w/ iLok
  • -Audio Interface
  • -USB Midi Controller Keyboard (2 octaves or higher)
  • -HD Pro Headphones
  • -Microphone, Stand and XLR Cable
  • -Free Software Trials: Ableton Live, Celemony Melodyne, Antares Autotune, Izotope Ozone, Massey DRT

  • Tuition: $9,750. Students will also need to independently procure (if already owned) certain audio gear items necessary for class and project work, please see the “Items You'll Need” pop-down above for a full list. The cost of the gear items is approximately $400 (if purchasing brand new), and SRA also partners with several reputable gear partners who offer special discounts to our students.

Interested in Full Studio Training ?

Our Audio Engineering Level 2 course is an opportunity for students to learn hands-on in our legendary Seattle studio, Orbit Audio. Students may apply for Level 2 after successful completion of it's prerequisite , Audio Engineering Level 1 or if they have already gained an equivalent training/experience elsewhere.