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 Sound Engineering courses & Music Technology courses
Contents:
The Foundation Course
Advanced Courses
Dance Music Production Certificate packages
Live/Audio Recording package
All 9 short courses combined package
Part Time Sound Engineering & Music Technology Diploma Course
Full Time Sound Engineering & Music Technology Diploma Course

The Foundation course classes are limited to a maximum of 4 participants. Advanced course classes are limited to a maximum of 3 or 4

Each course comprises eight 3 or 2 1/2 hour weekly weekday evening or afternoon workshop sessions or four 6 1/2 hour alternate Saturday or Sunday double sessions.

Foundation Course 
(a.k.a. Music Technology Certificate or Sound Engineering & Recording Foundation Certificate).

Sound Engineering and Music Technology foundation course (8 weeks)

  • A comprehensive and concise grounding course covering all aspects of sound recording and music technology.

  • Structured so that by the end students have completed an original recording project. This is a group composition irrespective of musical knowledge and with pleasantly surprising results.

  • The workshops are informal and involve interacting with others and the tutor as well as practising on the equipment available. Seminars are given on all necessary theory and all relevant information packs are provided for students to keep. Additionally each person records their mix for each session onto a cassette provided by the workshop.

  • Students are asked to bring tapes/records/CDs of pre-recorded music for the class to analyse.

  • At the end of the course participants are able to analyse productions on most recordings, they are familiar with recording studio equipment and have acquired skills and techniques in their use for recording and production.

  • Text books are available at a reduced price.

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SOME OF THE AREAS COVERED BY THE FIRST COURSE:

Microphone techniques, Patching, M.I.D.I., Setting up recording studios, Recording procedures, Production techniques, Signal flow, Multitrack recording, Mixing techniques, Equalisation techniques, Metering, Sampling, Synthesisers, Reverberation, Digital delays, Sequencing (CUBASE), S.M.P.T.E. synchronisation, Compression, noise gates & Digital vs Analog Formats.

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THE RECORDING WORKSHOP ADVANCED COURSES

SAMPLING,
MULTI-TRACK RECORDING & MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES,
CUBASE,
SYNTHESISER PROGRAMMING,
ADVANCED PRODUCTION,
PROTOOLS,
LOGIC PRO
REASON

There are over 8 rotating advanced courses which can be taken with or after the first course. These follow on from where the first course finishes and consist of 8 x 2.5 hour afternoon or evening sessions once a week for 8 sessions except for the Analogue Synthesizer & Pro Tools courses (see below).
It is recommended that you do the advanced courses straight after the 1st course so that the work done there is still fresh in your mind. As this is what most students do the advanced courses tend to fill up by the end of each 1st course series if not before.
To be sure of a place enrol as soon as possible .

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COURSE A (8 weeks)
SAMPLING: 300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course)

Students bring in material on various formats to sample as well as various keyboard or acoustic sounds from the studio. All the aspects of sampling, editing and programming hardware & software samplers are then covered. Towards the end basic Cubase routines are taught so as to sequence the samples to produce a complete piece of music.
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COURSE B (8 x session)
MULTI-TRACK RECORDING & MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES:
300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

Initially a sequenced piece is used to learn how to use all the aspects of the multi track recorder and mixer for acoustic recording such as Lining Up, Levels, Routing, Bouncing Down, Dropping in and out. Then acoustic and electric guitars, Drums, Vocals etc... are added to cover Microphone placement, Advanced Effects and EQ use.
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COURSE C (8 x sessions)
CUBASE:
300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

A maximum of only 2 people per workstation consisting of a computer with a keyboard and a multitimbral sound module means plenty of hands-on practice. Aspects of Cubase MIDI sequencing covered include: Drum, Key, List, Logical editing, Arranging with Global functions, Cut & Pasting, Group track, Using Controllers, MIDI processor, MIDI mixing, IPS & more. Aspects of the VST hard disk audio recording section of Cubase include the mixer, automation, using plug-ins, audio & automation editing, channel assignment, VST instruments, recording audio etc... Familiarity with EQ, dynamic processing & effects or completion of the 1st Course preferable.
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COURSE D (4 weeks)
SYNTHESISER PROGRAMMING:
300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

This is another hands-on course covering all aspects of Analog Synthesiser programming as well as Digital synthesis such as VCO, VCF, VCA, LFO etc... There are up to 8 synthesisers available for participants to work on including the rare MS20 pictured above. Each person will have use of a different machine at each session so that experience is gained on as many different types as possible. Students will be able to record their sounds on to tape or sample disks for their own use or bring their own synths.

This course is only 4 sessions long.
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COURSE E (8 weeks)
ADVANCED PRODUCTION:
300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

No matter what kind of music you work with the final mix is very often the biggest stumbling block. In this course we work with different styles of music and cover the details of integrating and balancing the sounds using all the facilities of the studio including programming effects, special use of processors, extensive EQing, depth and breadth perception, using MIDI for mixing and all the more generally creative aspects of mixing.
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COURSE F (6 x sessions)
PROTOOLS HARD DISK RECORDING SYSTEM:

300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

This powerful professional industry standard package is becoming increasingly popular. This 6 session course covers all the aspects of using the system. Recording, editing, plug-ins, mixing, automation, bouncing down etc...Maximum of 2 people per workstation.
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COURSE G (8 weeks)
LOGIC PRO:

300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

Logic Pro is the sequencing program used by professionals which is becoming increasingly popular. This course covers all the aspects of using Logic: the Environment, Arrange page, Event list editor, Matrix editor, Hyper editor, Audio recording, editing, mixing, plug-ins etc...
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COURSE H (8 weeks)
REASON:

300 (on its own), 270 (if paid for with another course).

An increasingly popular computer application which provides a complete virtual studio. All the aspects of this program are explained and taught on 4 Saturdays.

DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION 1 CERTIFICATE PACKAGE: (18 to 26 weeks)
A combination of the 1st course + Cubase or Logic Audio + Sampling courses: 840 Deposit: 255

DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION 2 CERTIFICATE PACKAGE: (18 to 26 weeks)
A combination of the 1st course + Cubase or Logic Audio + Sampling + Synth courses: 1060 Deposit: 340

DANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION 3 CERTIFICATE PACKAGE: (18 to 26 weeks)
A combination of the 1st course + Cubase or Logic Audio + Sampling + Synth + Reason courses: 1330 Deposit: 425

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MUSIC RECORDING & PRODUCTION: MULTI TRACKING & MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES CERTIFICATE
(audio/live sound recording package)
:(18 to 26 weeks)
A combination of the 1st course (foundation) + Multi track + Advanced Production = 840 Deposit: 255

All 9 short part time courses package: (6 to 17 months): 2,400. Deposit: 765 (not refundable).


Full Time Music Technology & Sound Engineering Diploma Course (TRW Music Tech SE.) 9 months:
Full fee: 7,000.
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Deposit 1000
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Part Time Music Technology & Sound Engineering Diploma Course (TRW Music Tech SE.pt)
2 x academic years:

Fee: 3000/year.
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Deposit 500
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