Digital Audio: Creation and Production


Instructor : Chantal Dumas
Tuesdays, January 17th to February 7th, 2017, from 5:30 to 9:30
Deadline for registration: January 14th, 2017
4 weeks (16 hours)
$ 115 (taxes included)

Digital Audio: Creation and Production is an introduction to the different aspects of creating digital audio content. In collaboration with the XXFiles – a weekly radio show on CKUT 90.3FM – this workshop will introduce participants to a number of tools, including open-source software, to create audio art and soundscapes. Participants will create their own audio art projects, each step in audio production will be covered: recording, editing, mixing; as well as learning to work with different playback formats and plug-ins.

Introduction to free softwares and sound recording

1. Softwares:
– Installation
– Introduction to softwares and various functions.

2. Sound recording:
– Introduction to the H4 Zoom mobile recorder
– Technical aspects of recording; theoretical and practical notions
– Recording session and discussion

Organizing a recording session, editing and presenting
– Exploration of software
– Recording formats
– Structuring a work session
– Learning various editing functions
– Sound effects
– Online samples and sound banks

– Practice inserting different elements into a session.
– Edit audio tracks.
– Experiment with effects.

Mixing and broadcasting formats
– The production line: from capture to distribution
– How to approach mixing
– Mixing controls
– Tools for a good mix
– Various formats for distribution
– Listen to productions
– Discussion and feedback

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Practical Information
This course will be taught in French by a bilingual teacher.
This course is for intermediate students (minimum 8 participants).
Price will be adjusted if this minimum is not reached.

Information / Registration / Membership
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Studio XX warmly thanks Emploi Quebec for its generous support of these invaluable workshops.