Audio 101

10-part production masterclass to upgrade your content creation skills.

Learnings

Equipment Knowledge
Software Essentials
Voice-over Recording
Audio Editing
Audio Effects
Format Design

10

Online Lessons

6

Participants

Beginner

Skill Level

10h

Duration

English

Language

Overview

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The Audio Content 101 masterclass gives you the tools, skills and experience to create professional audio content. Learn how to sound professional; record, edit and post-process audio with the right software and equipment. Do your content justice and learn how to share superior quality. 

The era of audio creators has arrived. This course is created to help build businesses and individuals to leverage the power of audio content. Now is the time to invest in your skillset. The opportunity to capitalize on the audio boom has never been bigger now, with Clubhouse, Spotify, and podcast in general booming and other social apps, like Twitter and Facebook, taking cues from its success. 

For content creators, the rise of audio sparks a whole new slate of considerations. This course is designed to give you a precious upgrade in your skill set. Learn about:

  • Industry standard equipment for various use cases.
  • Production software essentials 
  • Voice-over recording
  • How to edit and mix your audio.
  • Format Design

Optionally you will receive professional industry-standard equipment for this course to participate hands-on and record yourself. You buy this equipment for the purchase price and can, of course, keep it.

Completing this masterclass will help you:

Who is the instructor?

Phoebe is an audio engineer, researcher and designer. She has extensive experience in helping national and international companies create effective audio-driven products and services.

She has recently led projects for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, KRO NCRV, Flitsmeister and Babylon Health, among others. She also often gives training and workshops for individuals, but has also for design teams within large organizations such as Patagonia.

Who is the course for?

This course is for content creators who want to do audio the right way. You don’t need any audio knowledge or production experience to participate. This course is not re-inventing the wheel. We will start at the beginning and quickly teach you the industry standard essentials.

Requirements

  • Computer
  • Headphone
  • You need to be able to work with Zoom: Video Conferencing.

Learning Path and Schedule

The basics of sound. Essential information about frequency and amplitude. Explanations of common important audio and production terms that you should know.  This lesson is designed to get a good grasp of the basic principles of audio. We will cover many of the foundational concepts such as sample rates, bit depths, decibels, clipping, headroom, effects, codecs, file formats, and visualizations.  

April 15, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Fundamentals of pro audio equipment. Information about industry standard microphones and interfaces. I’ll give you a good understanding of how some of the gear used in radio studios and recording studios around the world actually works. You also get specific recommendations for what types of hardware you use in different situations. 

April 16, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Training about digital audio workstations (DAW). A DAW is an electronic application software used for recording, editing and producing audio files. We will focus on two industry leading applications: Pro Tools and Ableton. 

April 20, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

In this lesson, we will learn how to record a professional voice-over. No more lousy audio quality and noise distracting from your valuable content. We study the ins and outs of creating a studio and broadcast-quality voice recording. It is presented in a practical and relevant manner, using recording equipment optionally included in this masterclass. 

April 21, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Now that we’ve learned how to record, we need to know how to properly edit our recordings because, as you will see, performance is not always perfect. Learn how to replace, repair, cut and clean your recordings. We will also study noise reduction and de-essing.

April 23, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

We will study how to enhance your sound quality. In the process, we zoom in on volume level, frequency content, and dynamics. We learn how to optimize results using audio effects and plugins. We will also focus on sharing a professional live voice signal on apps such as Clubhouse and during conference calls. 

April 29, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Learn about format production. The way in which various kinds of audio content are arranged or set out. We study different kinds of materials used in great formats and learn how to create an audio script.  

April 30, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Learn how to synchronize your audio with visual content and adapt your audio and sounds to visual media. Import visual materials in your DAW and learn about filming and recording audio simultaneously. 

May 4, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Learn how to properly export you productions in different formats optimized for various platforms. Also learn how to independently distribute your content to major audio platforms such as Spotify.

May 6, 2021 |  7pm (CET) | Instruction 45 Min + 15 Min Q&A

Get personal advice on the most flexible and effective software, plugins, and equipment tailored to your audio content requirements. Ask additional questions about the masterclass and discuss personalized interests in more detail.

Yet to be scheduled | 45 minutes one-on-one.

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Including Equipment

Microphone | Audio Interface| Accessoires | Software | Plugins
1250
($1499)
  • It's recommended to participate in this masterclass with the right equipment for a hands-on and result driven experience. We don't make any extra money on the equipment.

Without Equipment

Participate without equipment or buy required equipement later.
499
($599)
  • Without equipment, you will not be able to fully participate in alll hands-on assignments. Feel free to purchase all needed equipment independently. You can also use your own equipment.

Including Equipment: What's included?

The RØDE Broadcaster is a large diaphragm, end-address condenser microphone designed to provide the ultimate performance for broadcast vocal applications.

Its rich, full quality tailored response has an emphasised proximity effect that has made it a standard in radio stations the world over. It is equally suitable as a voice-over microphone for film and television. 

Recommended alternative: Shure SM7B.

Price: €400 | Buy here

The SSL 2+: The all in-one professional studio for creative collaborators and media production teams. The SSL consoles and production tools have been at the heart of countless hit recordings and award-winning productions for the past 40 years.

Price: €250 | Buy here

The Accessoires include a microphone stand, pop-filter and an XLR cable.

Worth: €50 

Also included is a high-quality digital audio workstation (DAW). In other words; a software program with which you can record (record), adjust (edit) and play audio.

Ableton Price: €80 | Buy here

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