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Music Fact..

George Robert Groves was a film sound pioneer who played a significant role in developing the technology that brought sound to the silent screen. He is also credited as being Hollywood’s first ‘sound man’. In a career with Warner Brothers that spanned 46 years, he rose to become their Director of Sound and won two Academy Awards.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify electronic and acoustic concepts.
  • Describe Waveform properties.
  • Understand modulation and MIDI control.
  • Build complex sounds and create sonic gestures (macrosynthesis).
  • Microphone characteristics and placement.
  • Studio set up and signal routing.
  • Recording and console operating techniques.
  • Multi-track principles and operation.
  • Overview of mixing and mastering.
  • Understand digital samplers.
  • Multiple sound synthesis techniques.
  • Understand pitch, timbre & loudness.
  • Subtractor architecture.
  • Velocity cross-switching.

Area of expertise

  • To be able to synthesize sounds on various modules.
  • To be able to program and sculpt a structure.
  • To be able to set up and have straight or chain link signal flow in the studio.
  • To be able to de clutter the set up chaining all MIDI gears.
  • To be able to handle a mixing console.
  • Understand the concept of imaging.

Scope in the industry

There are wide varieties of options for an audio engineer, instead of the fixed career alternatives. There are various opportunities for sound engineers in different sectors like, music production, sound mixing, radio broadcasting, background sound production, editing, recording, etc. There are different designations given to different set of people doing different kind of work related to sound, such as sound engineers, broadcast technicians, recording specialists, radio operators and administrators, editing engineers, etc.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Signal flow of analog & digital audio platforms.
  • Understand waveform characteristics and the perception of sound by human ear.
  • Effectively use microphones for various recording techniques and understand the microphone design & characteristics.
  • Understanding the digital platform, the control surface and their connectivity.
  • Understand amplification & in-depth knowledge about amplifiers.
  • The art of analog recording technology
  • Phonograph – origin & application.
  • Understand the term World Clock and effective use of the same.
  • Hardware and software synthesis.
  • Understand monophonic, polyphonic, modular and subtractive synthesis.
  • Advanced sound designing.
  • In-depth analysis of the room acoustics and scope for improvisation.
  • Advanced mixing technology – mixing surface and digital console.
  • Understand and appropriately use the monitors for a specific configuration.
  • Understand the science behind Noise reduction and the processing of signals.
  • To be proficient at Mastering using digital consoles.
  • To be able to troubleshoot some common audio problems.
  • Understand the final product delivery and media.

Area of expertise

  • Fluently be able to handle digital or analog consoles.
  • Creatively modulate and synthesize sound.
  • To be able to gain stage and effectively use advanced mixing techniques.
  • To be able to record, clean, process and enhance the recorded audio signal.
  • To be able to understand the art of advanced sound designing techniques.
  • To be able to score for a length of a movie or a small ad.
  • To be able to handle mixing decks.
  • To use parallel processing and de-construct a complex process chain.
  • To be able to master a song to have a final cut.

Scope in the industry

Completion of the above mentioned course would enable the candidate to have in-depth knowledge with regards to ins-outs of the audio industry. The various branches of Audio engineering would enable the candidate to choose an area of expertise and implement it. The aspects of having large number of options of skill set to use it at the disposal to work on projects of Background scoring, dubbing, vocal recording, drum recording, instrumental recording, mix engineer, mastering engineer are a few to mention. Candidate can also take up projects associated with architecture with respect to sound scape analysis and pscho acoustics, which usually finds its roots in construction of coliseums, amphi-theatre, theatre, auditorium etc.