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Audio Engineering Classes in Detroit

Audio Engineers of Detroit audio engineering programs offer classes that fits every schedule and skill level. From basic audio concepts to advanced level series, AED is designed to equip students for their first step toward a professional audio engineering and music production career. Full program includes your own personal recording & music production equipment and individual standalone classes allow students access to fully loaded Mac workstations and state-of-the-art live sound & studio audio equipment for an intensive, in-studio hands-on curriculum designed to prepare aspiring and the next generation of audio engineers, music producers and entrepreneurs.

Synopsis

  • 36-week course / 2 days per week / over 128 hours of lecture time / Certificate of Completion
  • 16 hours of studio time with hands on training (when you take the full program).
    Students will be supplied with equipment & software package so they can put into practice the instruction they receive instantly.
ENTRY LEVEL AUDIO & DIGITAL RECORDING CONCEPTS (MODULE 1 & 2)

Module 1 & 2 is a brief introduction to the elements of audio and digital audio recording. It is designed for those with minimum or no previous experience. This course is perfect for podcasters who wants to record and edit they’re on podcast. It is a 12-week course that covers basic audio engineering concepts designed to equip students for their first step toward a professional audio recording engineering career. All of the Module courses is hands-on and instructor-led training. Students will also have access to vintage microphones and top-notch audio processing equipment. It includes up to 4 hours of lecture per week and 4 hours of practice and lab work (in-studio). 

MODULE 1
BASIC AUDIO ENGINEERING CONCEPTS (5 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: MIKE CHAV CHAVARRIA

Week 1 –The Physics of Sound & The Human Ear
Week 2 – Recording Studio Monitoring & The Basics of Microphones
Week 3 – Microphone Techniques & Audio Mixer Basics
Week 4 – Audio Mixer Routing, Patch-bays
Week 5 – Analog vs Digital & Mock Recording Session

MODULE 2
PRO TOOLS 101 (7 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: MIKE CHAV CHAVARRIA

Week 6 – Pro Tools Fundamentals Pt. 1&2
Week 7 – Pro Tools Fundamentals Pt. 3
Week 8 – The Basics of MIDI and Using MIDI in Pro Tools
Week 9 – Composing with Pro Tools
Week 10 – Equalizers and Dynamics Processing
Week 11 – Other Processors and Effects
Week 12 – Practical and Final Exam

ADVANCED LEVEL AUDIO & MUSIC PRODUCTION CONCEPTS (MODULE 3 THRU 7)

Module 3 thru 7 is a 24-week advanced level series of courses that covers advanced level recording engineering and music production concepts. It provides an intensive, in-studio hands-on curriculum designed to prepare aspiring audio recording engineers and music producers. These classes also would be appropriate for graduates of the Module 1 & 2 courses as well as those who may already work in the audio engineering field but need further instruction and training for career advancement. Module 7 was created for future entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the music field or jump start your next big idea.  It includes up to 4 hours of lecture per week and 12 hours of practice and lab work (in-studio).

MODULE 3
INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY & EAR TRAINING (4 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: AMP FIDDLER

Week 13 – Music Staff & Notes / Intervals
Week 14 – Chords
Week 15 – Chord Progressions and Ways to Create Songs
Week 16 – Training the Ear to Recognize Chords and Differences Between Major Minor Diminish etc.

MODULE 4
MUSIC PRODUCTION (HARDWARE & SOFTWARE) (5 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: WALTER HAZMAT HOWARD

Week 17 – Hardware Inputs and Outputs / Sampling
Week 18 – Introduction to Electronic Music Synthesizers & Drum Machines / Music Synthesizers Sounds and Modes
Week 19 – Akai MPC Drum Machine Programming / Introduction to Basic Sequencing & Combination Sequencing
Week 20 – Intro to MIDI Sequencing: Patterns and Recording in Reason / Editing MIDI Sequences
Week 21 – Create a Song Using Sequencing / Recording Songs Into DAW

MODULE 5
BASIC LIVE SOUND 101 (6 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: ART MERRIWEATHER III

Week 22 – Intro to Live Sound & Basic PA Setup / Loudspeakers, Crossovers & Amplifiers
Week 23 – Audio Signal Processors / Cables and Connections & Snakes/Mic Splitters/DI’s Boxes
Week 23 – Cables and Connections & Snakes/Mic Splitters/DI’s Boxes
Week 24 – Digital Console Operation (Yamaha QL1, M7 and Avid Venue) & Front of House and Monitor Engineering Techniques / Miking Techniques/Mic Choice for Live Sound / Using Podium and Lavaliere Microphones & Microphone Feedback
Week 25 – Wireless Microphones Technology / Signal Flow Charts & Riders/Stage Plots/Input List/Backline
Week 26 – Sound System Design, Connections
Week 27 – Room Tuning and Mixing a Band

MODULE 6
MUSIC BUSINESS 101 (4 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN LUKASAVITZ, J.D.

Week 27 – Your Team of Advisors / Record Deals
Week 28 – Group Issues / Songwriting & Music Publishing
Week 30 – Music Licensing / Internet Music Licensing
Week 31 – Licensing for Film/Television/Advertising/New media, Touring and Merchandising

 

MODULE 7
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 (4 WEEKS)
INSTRUCTOR: DR. NICOLE FARMER

Week 32 – Independent Contractor / Mindset of Entrepreneurship vs. 9-to-5
Week 33 – Setting up LLC & EIN & Other Business Entity Forms, Credit / Loans & Grants (Reality vs Myths)
Week 34 – Accounting & Tax Benefits / Business Banking
Week 35 – Marketing & Branding

PROGRAM REVIEW & FINAL TESTING
Week 36 – Program Recap & Review / Final Testing

MODULE 8
*MIXING FOR ARTISTS, BEATMAKERS & PRODUCERS (6 WEEKS)
Take your mixing to the next level…. Inside your computer!
INSTRUCTOR: MIKE CHAV CHAVARRIA

Week 1 – Physics of Sound
Week 2 – Setup for Success
Week 3 – Broad Strokes
Week 4 – Bringing it all together
Week 5 – Effects and other Processing
Week 6 – Final Touches

*A LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED FOR MODULE 8. YOU MUST SUBMIT MUSIC YOU HAVE WORKED ON AND COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE OF YOUR SETUP AND WORK FLOW. THIS CLASS IS STANDALONE ONLY.

Audio Engineers of Detroit prices its services based on the accumulated cost to provide such service as well as in relation to comparable training programs. All class modules can be taken concurrently or as a stand-alone. For students who do not purchase the student equipment package, AED will provide Mac Computer Workstations for students training. Students can buy any of the hardware or software from the student equipment package anytime during enrollment in the Full, Entry and Advanced programs.

Registration (Non–Refundable) – $150.00

FULL PROGRAM ENTRY LEVEL & ADVANCED LEVEL: Module 1 thru 7 (36 Weeks) with Full Student Equipment and Materials Package – Cost = $20,000.00

FULL PROGRAM ENTRY LEVEL & ADVANCED LEVEL: Module 1 thru 7 (36 Weeks) without Full Student Equipment and Materials Package – Cost = $15,500.00

* ENTRY LEVEL AUDIO & DIGITAL RECORDING CONCEPTS: Module 1 & 2 (12 Weeks) with Student Equipment and Materials Package – Cost = $8,500.00

** ADVANCED LEVEL AUDIO & MUSIC PRODUCTION CONCEPTS: Module 3 Thru 7 (24 Weeks) with Student Equipment and Materials Package – Cost = $14,000.00

*Entry Level Audio & Digital Recording Concepts Module 1 & 2 classes does not include Auralia & Musition Student Bundle, Reason Studios 12 or Akai Professional MPK225 25-key Keyboard Controller.

**Advanced Level Audio & Music Production Concepts Module 3 thru 7 classes does not include Avid Pro Tools or Universal Audio Apollo Solo TB3 Audio Interface.

*STANDALONE MODULE CLASSES PRICES:

Module 1
BASIC AUDIO ENGINEERING CONCEPTS (5 WEEKS) – $2400.00
Module 2
PRO TOOLS 101 (7 WEEKS) – $3500.00
Module 3
INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY & EAR TRAINING (4 WEEKS) – $1600.00
Module 4
MUSIC PRODUCTION (HARDWARE & SOFTWARE) (5 WEEKS) – $2500.00
Module 5
BASIC LIVE SOUND 101 (6 WEEKS) – $3000.00
Module 6
MUSIC BUSINESS 101 (4 WEEKS) – $2000.00
Module 7
CAREER DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 (4 WEEKS) – $1600.00
**Module 8
MIXING FOR ARTISTS, BEATMAKERS & PRODUCERS (6 WEEKS) – $3200.00

**A LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED FOR MODULE 8. YOU MUST SUBMIT MUSIC YOU HAVE WORKED ON AND COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE OF YOUR SETUP AND WORK FLOW. THIS CLASS IS STANDALONE ONLY.

*Note: Standalone Module Classes Does Not Include Audio Production Tools Package and Books. AED will provide Mac Computer Workstations for students training. Training books are sold separate for standalone module classes. Students will receive Certificate of Completion after completing each standalone class taken.

NEXT CLASS STARTS JANUARY 2022 / Day and evening classes are available

AED STUDENT EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS PACKAGE

Students will be supplied with Apple MacBook Pro computers, Pro Tools software / hardware, microphones, and other miscellaneous software so they can put into practice the instruction they receive instantly.

– 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display, True Tone, Touch Bar and Touch ID (New)

– Applecare Warranty

– Universal Audio Apollo Solo TB3 Audio Interface (New)

– Avid Pro Tools Perpetual License Student/Teacher (Download)

– Waves CLA MixHub Plug-in Software (Download)

– Auralia & Musition Student Bundle*

– Reason Studios Reason 12 – Student or Teacher Version (Download)

– Akai Professional MPK225 25-key Keyboard Controller

– Sontronics STC-3X Pack Multipattern LDC, 3 Stage Filter and PAD, Includes
Spider Shock Pop Shield, 5m cable and case (New)

– Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Studio Monitoring Headphones (New)

– LaCie 500GB Portable USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD (New)

– Modern Recording Techniques, 9th Edition by David Miles Huber

– Pro Tools 101: Pro Tools Fundamentals v12.8 eBook (PDF File)

– Donald Passman All You Need to Know About the Music Business 10th Edition

Note: Students Audio Production Tools & Books are subject to change.

Audio Engineers of Detroit now offers students 3rd party financing of up to $15,000.00 through Paramount Capital Group with reasonable interest rates (application fee applies)