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Audio Courses and Training Programs

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The music business is constantly changing, both in terms of required technical knowledge and commercial retail. Learn skills for producing, recording, mixing and marketing music in the modern world. Training companies offer a range of highly specific audio courses as well as general training on basic concepts and principles.

Browse the below training options and find the audio course that best suits your needs. Once you've found courses of interest go to the site to book the course or request more information to hear back from the trainer directly.

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Whether just starting out in the music business as an audio technician, looking to get started or just trying to get your band off the ground, audio courses can give you the skills you need to be heard in a very competitive industry. Audio courses are often quite specialized, guiding learners through specific concepts like acoustics, commercial applications like creating a soundtrack or music marketing strategies and choosing the right platform for your audio creation.

Studio Recording and Mixing:  Learn the latest techniques

Once upon a time recording a song was very difficult. Before audio mixing, a band had to record as one unit, performing all the individual parts of a song together. If even the slightest mistake or off note was produced the whole process would have to begin again. Nowadays a track can be recorded in parts, to be mixed together later. In this way musicians are able to cut down on expensive studio costs and time while ensuring a better sounding final product. Mixing, however, introduces its own complications. It is a delicate process requiring near endless patience and a finely tuned ear. With the right tools and knowledge, however, mixing the perfect track is nowhere near as difficult as it once was.  The companies that offer audio courses have a variety of training courses for both professionals and amateurs hoping to increase their mixing competencies. Learn valuable remixing techniques , such as time stretching and arranging. Find courses in the latest recording and mixing software and learn how to get the best sound possible out of your recordings.

Popular recording and mixing software includes:

  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Sonicfire Pro from SmartSound

Music Labs – creating music with software and audio programs

Audio programs and software go far beyond simply mixing recordings in order to make a song. Granted, many of these programs have that capability as well, but what sets music production software apart is the ability to fully craft a song, either complimenting recordings or completely from within the program. Audio courses can teach you how to use these programs and get song ideas out of your head faster. Some popular programs to get training in are:

  • Garageband
  • Auria
  • AmpiTube

Social and Marketing Techniques for Bands

New bands are born every day and anyone who has tried to make a living out of making music knows that the music making is often the easy part. Marketing and branding for musicians is a road fraught with challenges, mistakes and “should ofs”. There are lots of decisions to be made when first starting out and courses in blogging, using social media, merchandising and sale platforms can go a long way in clearing confusion. Find courses specifically for bands covering a range of subjects all geared towards helping to get your music heard. Search the above list of courses for training in:

  • Web management
  • Blogging for bands
  • YouTube for musicians
  • Retail and sales for musicians