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Course Description

In this 30-hour introductory course on sound engineering, you’ll learn the necessary skills to operate a basic Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for recording, editing and mixing audio. This course begins with the fundamentals of digital processing, including topics such as sample rate and bit depth, followed by an in-depth exploration of microphone selection and placement techniques for studio recording. You’ll gain hands-on experience in properly mic'ing, recording, editing and mixing vocals and drums. Additionally, we'll emphasize the importance of creating a positive working environment and effective collaboration in the studio. With a threaded project tying together all the concepts, you'll be ready to produce high-quality recordings.

AUDI-011 is the first course to complete. It is a mandatory prerequisite for all remaining courses in the Digital Audio Certificate of Achievement program. All supporting course materials are included and accessible in the Brightspace (D2L) learning platform from a classroom/lab computer. You’ll need to bring one USB stick (minimum 32GB) and one pair of closed-back, plug-in headphones (1/8-inch /3.5mm jack) for use in class throughout the program.

Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • discuss basic fundamentals of digital audio
  • explain how to set up the DAW for recording audio
  • describe proper microphone selection and placement
  • discuss how to record, edit and mix down a project
  • demonstrate the process of using a parametric equalizer
  • illustrate the use of digital compression and limiting
  • describe how to properly use expanders and gates
  • explain how to properly use effects such as reverberation and delay.

You’ll demonstrate your skill and knowledge acquisition through coursework and assessments during class time. 100% punctuality, attendance and participation in all classes on campus are required for an optimal learning and job-ready experience.

To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Digital Sound
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 03, 2024 to Oct 03, 2024
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 03, 2024 to Oct 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $599.00
Potential Discount(s)
Required Software
(1) USB stick (min. 32GB), (1) pair closed-back, plug-in headphones (1/8-inch /3.5mm jack). You’ll use these supplies in all courses for the Digital Audio program.
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca

Section Title
Digital Sound
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
F
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2024 to Nov 08, 2024
Type
Laboratory - In Person
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2024 to Nov 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $599.00
Potential Discount(s)
Required Software
(1) USB stick (min. 32GB), (1) pair closed-back, plug-in headphones (1/8-inch /3.5mm jack). You’ll use these supplies in all courses for the Digital Audio program.
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Before Course Start – Campus Access:

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca

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