Foundation Diploma in Sound Engineering and Music Technology
This course offers students hands-on experience at all times using the very best professional equipment and software which prepares students for the Advanced Diploma. Students develop advanced professional sound engineering & music production techniques.
 
Qualification obtained: Academy of Sound Foundation Diploma
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 Modules

Module 501 Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation

Session management - Import & export audio - Formats

Tempo changes - Stereo Image - Recording & Mixing

 

Module 502 MIDI Techniques:

Battery 3 Drums - Abbey Road Drums - Moog Sub 37

Korg MS2000R - Maschine - Imposcar - String Machine

 

Module 503 Microphone & D.I.Techniques:

Live drum kit recording techniques

Dynamics - Condensers - Ribbon Mics - On-axis - Off-axis

Bass guitar - Electric guitar - Vocal recording techniques

 

Module 504 Compression & Dynamics:

Software & Hardware

SSL Buss Compressor - TLAudio - Distressors

Compression Techniques: Drums - Bass - Guitar - Vocals

 

Module 505 Equalisation Techniques:

Software & Hardware

SSL Channel Strip - TLAudio EQ - Summit EQ

EQ Techniques: Drums - Bass - Guitar - Vocals

 

Module 506 Sound Effects:

Software & Hardware

Altiverb - Echoboy - Eventide 2016 - Eventide H3000

Sound Effects Techniques: Drums - Bass - Guitar - Vocals

 

Module 507 Studio, Broadcast & Live Consoles:

Studio - Broadcast - Live - Research console features

Console design: API - Audient - Neve - SSL - Studer 

TLAudio - Yamaha

 

Module 508 Acoustics & Monitoring:

Near field - Mid-field - Far field monitors - Line Array

Studio monitor alignment - Oscillators - Sweet spot test

Sound absorption - Diffusion - Bass traps - Home studio design

 

Module 509 ADR - Music & Sound Effects For Film Post Production:

Create original music for an animation film clip

Create ambience and foley sound effects

Voiceover & ADR techniques for film post production

 

Module 510 Employment Roles & Opportunities - Portfolio:

Business plan - Home studio design - Marketing strategy

Website - Internet - CV - Create A Professional Portfolio

 

Cost: €2,450 + €350 exam fee

 

Payment Method:

 

Registration fee: €650

Option 1: €180 per month for 10 months via direct debit: €1,800

Option 2: €150 per month for 12 months via direct debit: €1,800

Portfolio assessment & certification fee: €350

Total cost: €2,800

 

- No more than three students per class

- Additional studio time available

- Students can combine courses

- Duration: one academic year part-time, day or evening

 

Terms and conditions apply

 

 

 

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