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Audio Engineering Classes in Detroit

Audio Engineers of Detroit advanced level audio recording program is a 36-week (9 months) 2 days per week program that covers entry level audio recording engineering to advanced level series of audio courses designed to equip students for their first step toward a professional audio recording engineering and music production career. It provides an intensive, in-studio hands-on curriculum designed to prepare aspiring and the next generation of recording audio engineers.

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.
  • Learn the basics of how to start your own business (must be enrolled in ALAR-201).
  • Coming Soon: Live Audio Engineering 101 (Concert & Theater Live Sound)
  • Financing available through Paramount Capital Group (TBA)
ELAR-101 Entry Level Recording

ELAR-101 Entry Level Audio Recording is designed for those with minimum or no previous experience. 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 the ELAR-101 course 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).

COURSE OUTLINE:
Week 1 – What Is Sound?
Week 1 – Human Hearing & Perception
Week 2 – Monitoring
Week 2 – Microphones
Week 3 – Microphone Techniques & Applications
Week 3– Analogue vs Digital
Week 4 – Audio Mixer Basics
Week 4 – Equalization
Week 5 – Audio Compression
Week 5 – Reverb & Delays
Week 6 – Other Audio Processors
Week 6 – Audio Mixing Basics
Week 7 – Digital Recording Systems Overview
Week 7 – Digital Audio Recording Principles
Week 8 – Pro Tools Overview
Week 8 – Session Management
Week 9 – Recording Audio into Pro Tools
Week 9 – Midi & Pro Tools
Week 10 – Routing Audio Signals
Week 10 – Using Plugins
Week 11 – Other Essential Info for Pro Tools
Week 11 – Digital Audio Editing
Week 12 – Digital Audio Mixing
Week 12 – 2-Track Essentials

 

ALAR-201 Advanced Level Recording

ALAR-201 Advanced Level Audio Recording 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 ELAR-101 course as well as those who may already work in the audio engineering field but need further instruction and training for career advancement. It includes up to 4 hours of lecture per week and 12 hours of practice and lab work (in-studio).

COURSE OUTLINE:

INTRO TO MUSIC THEORY & EAR TRAINING
INSTRUCTOR: MAURICE (PIRANHA-HEAD) HERD
Week 13 – What Is Music Theory? A Basic understanding of the Music Staff
Week 13 – Notation and Rhythm
Week 14 – Chords, Scales & Modes Pt. 1
Week 14 – Chords, Scales & Modes Pt. 2
Week 15 – Song Construction
Week 16 – Finish Song Construction

MUSIC PRODUCTION (HARDWARE & SOFTWARE)
INSTRUCTOR: WALTER HOWARD
Week 17 – Hardware Inputs and Outputs
Week 17 – Sampling
Week 18 – Introduction to Electronic Music Synthesizers
Week 18 – Music Synthesizers Sounds and Modes
Week 19 – Introduction to Basic Sequencing
Week 19 – Combination Sequencing
Week 20 – Intro to MIDI Sequencing: Patterns and Recording in Reason
Week 20 – MIDI Sequencing Continued
Week 21 – Editing MIDI Sequences
Week 21 – Software Audio Recording
Week 22 – Software Audio Recording with Microphone
Week 22 – Create a Song Using Sequencing

ESSENTIAL OF SOUND FOR FILM
INSTRUCTOR: CULLEN BROOKS
Week 23 – Sync to Picture
Week 24 – Dialog Editing
Week 25 – Sound Design
Week 26 – Surround Mixing

MUSIC BUSINESS 101
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
Week 27 – Your Team of Advisors
Week 27 – Record Deals
Week 28 – Group Issues
Week 29 – Songwriting & Music Publishing
Week 30 – Music Licensing
Week 30 – Internet Music Licensing
Week 31 – Motion Picture Music Licensing
Week 31 – Touring & Merchandising
Week 32 – AE-201 Program Recap / Review & Testing

CAREER DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101
INSTRUCTOR: DR. NICOLE FARMER
Week 33 – Independent Contractor
Week 33 – Mindset of Entrepreneurship vs. 9-to-5
Week 34 – Marketing / Branding
Week 34 – Setting up LLC / Other Business Entity Forms
Week 35 – EIN / Tax Benefits
Week 35 – Banking
Week 36 – Credit
Week 36 – Loans & Grants (Reality vs Myths)

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 classes can be taken concurrently or as a stand-alone.

Registration (Non–Refundable) – $150.00

Full Program: Entry Level Recording-101 & Advanced Level Recording-201 (36 Weeks Program) with Student Equipment, Software and Books – Cost = $19,750.00

Entry Level Audio Recording 101 Program (12 Weeks Program) with Student Equipment, Software and Books – Cost = $9,500.00

Advanced Level Audio Recording 201 Program (24 Weeks Program) with Student Equipment, Software and Books – Cost = $12,250.00

NEXT CLASS STARTS JANUARY 4TH 2022 / Day and evening classes are available

AUDIO PRODUCTION TOOLS & BOOKS LIST FOR AED STUDENTS

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*

*Only for ALAR-201 Advanced Level Audio Recording Students

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)