Sound Production School
This course is designed to teach candidates the basics of sound production using industry standard equipment.
Why take this course?
This course is suitable for anyone interested in sound production, or those who want to improve upon existing knowledge and skills. It is designed to teach you the basics of sound production using industry standard equipment, and can be used to progress to the HND Sound Production course.
You will receive useful insight and advice from our industry trained lecturers, and we will show you how to record using ProTools and other sound production software.
What you will experience
You will look in-depth at a variety of topics, including:
- Microphone basics: Learn the basic functionality of a microphone and the common miking techniques used in the studio.
- Equipment: Introduction to the common equipment found in a studio and its function and operation.
- What is sound? Discover the importance of the acoustic properties of a room and how to control them, as well as digital and analogue technology (including parameters for each).
- Software: Learn how to use ProTools and Reason for recording, editing and mixing music.
- Recording: Perform a recording in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Find out about recording acoustic instruments, keyboards, vocals etc.
- Mixing: Gain knowledge of mixing multi-tracked audio. You will be taught the basics of mixing and how to use the variety of tools available.
- Maintenance: Learn to repair cables and other hardware, as well as how to solder and how to use trouble shooting to solve problems in the studio.
Candidates should have an interest in sound production.
What you need to know
At North East Scotland College
If you meet the core skill entry profile and successfully complete this course you may be eligible to apply for to the following full-time course at North East Scotland College:
For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.
Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.
We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.