AUDIO ENGINEERING & BUSINESS COURSES



4 WEEK AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP

 

Call now for availability!!! 949-855-0211

 

California Sound Studios proudly offers a 4 Week (6 hours per week) Audio Engineering & Music Business training workshop. This course is specifically designed to help you understand how to record a hit song and how to protect your intellectual property in order to be successful in today's music industry. This fast paced, very hands on course will give you the experience needed to produce top quality music while getting the financial income and recognition you deserve. The following is the curriculum sequence our trainers use to help get your career to the next level. Our goal is for each student to be able to work along side the leading industry professionals and start effectively producing tomorrows top Artists.

 

WEEKS 1:

 

ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:

 

Understanding the principles of sound, how it is captured, stored and manipulated is the focus of our first lesson. We will simplify the mysteries of acoustics and the tools used in audio engineering as we dive into the recording process:

    • Acoustic Spaces

    • Electronic Fundamentals

    • Principles of Microphones

    • Cables and studio maintenance

    • Monitors and Speakers

    • Getting Set Up

    • Computer Fundamentals

    • Computer Maintenance

    • Audio Interfaces

    • Processor Theory

    • Sound Waves

    • Getting a Good Signal

    • Audio Suite

    • Importing Files

    • WAV, AIFF, MP3 Formats

    • OMF, Universal Compatibility


BUSINESS TOPICS COVERED:

This section is specially designed to help open your mind and start discussing how to capitalize on the information you are learning in class by developing your professional business skills. This section will give you the step by step process for success as a professional in the music industry:

    • Goal setting

    • Skill Development

    • Communication Skills

    • Sales Presentation

    • 5 Common Traps

    • 4 Secrets to Success

    • Getting Organized

    • Following-up with leads

    • Networking

    • Building a winning team

    • Managers

    • Promoters

    • Lawyers

    • Booking Agents

    • Publicist



WEEKS 2:

 

ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:

The wonderful world of plug-ins is explored and explained in this lesson. We begin to examine frequencies and how to hear minute differences in sound while understanding effective procedures in assigning plug-ins and for what purposes. We also learn principles of different forms of media and how to utilize the internet for long-distance projects.

    • Plug-Ins and Theory

    • EQ’s and Listening for Frequency

    • Compressors and Limiters

    • Delays and Reverbs

    • Modulators

    • Pitch Correction

    • Bussing and Aux Tracks

    • Balancing Frequency Pockets

    • Bouncing and Burning a CD

    • Emailing Sound Files



BUSINESS TOPICS COVERED:

Making sure your intellectual property is protected and legally represented so everybody can get paid is the foundation to any career in the Entertainment Industry. In this section you will learn how to properly secure your products and the legalities of contracts; probably one of the most important sections of the entire workshop:

    • Legalities

    • Copyright

    • Attorneys

    • Registering P.R.O.'s

    • Contracts

    • Musicians union

    • Publishing

    • Nelson Sound Scan

    • Capitalizing on new technologies

    • Intellectual Property



WEEKS 3:

 

ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:

Utilizing the proper applications, this in-depth section will explore MIDI and learn how to use a sequencer efficiently. We will also train our ears yet further in hearing differences in sound quality as we transfer audio in different formats:

    • Pro-Tools HDX Basics

    • MIDI Theory

    • MIDI Parameters

    • Using SMPTE Time-code

    • Utilizing Samples in MIDI

    • Sequencing Procedure

    • Processor and Buffer Efficiency

    • Tracking and Multi-tracking

    • Importing and Aligning

    • Bouncing and Quality Differences



BUSINESS TOPICS COVERED:

Now that we are making hit songs we need to learn how to create an Image that tells your story to your fans. Creating an awareness of your brand is key to any successful career in the entertainment industry. In this section we will break down innovative promotional tactics that get major results:

    • Promotional Branding

    • Developing an Awareness

    • Advertisements 

    • Flyers & Banners

    • Logo Design

    • CD Covers

    • Biography

    • Press Kit Pictures

    • Social Media



WEEKS 4:


ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:

Creating a final product takes time and skill, so the final week will focus on recording a real session. We will learn how to prepare, record, mix, edit and master a final product in one full session. On your way home you will be listening to your very own music production!

    • Setting Up Outboard Gear

    • Setting Up Full Band Session

    • Proper Microphone Placement

    • Testing Signals/Setting Levels

    • Group Recording

    • Editing Procedures

    • Exploring Plug-ins

    • Automation

    • Mastering

  

BUSINESS TOPICS COVERED:

 

Publishing & Performing are the most lucrative revenue streams for music these days, especially for artist. Exposing your music to large audiences via film/ TV placements and performing as much as possible will promote and sell more music & merchandise. You are going to want to know how to efficiently capitalize on these area and maximize exposure. Only then will Music Industry titans like The Grammy Academy & Billboard recognize your talents:

    • Radio Plays

    • Digital & Physical Distribution  

    • B.D.S. & Sound Exchange Radio Reporting

    • Opening vs Headlining

    • Grammy Academy

    • Fairs & Festivals

    • Sync Licensing 

    • Movie Scoring

    • Endorsements

    • Sponsorship's


After you have completed this 4 Week Training Course, you will understand the true process of “ARTIST DEVELOPMENT”. This course will give you the step by step game plan of creating and selling music!!! The Industry moves very quickly, understanding the legalities of intellectual property and how to create music competitively will help you establish a solid foundation to get paid for the services you provide. A skillful Music Industry Professional is highly pursued and valued in today’s market. Doors open wide for those who master this craft. This no-nonsense course will give you the tools and confidence needed to achieve greatness in the fields of the Entertainment Industry.


SEATS ARE LIMITED, CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOURS!!!

Call now for availability 949-855-0211

GROUP LESSONS $1,495 per person (up to 10 people) 

PRIVATE CLASSES SCHEDULED UPON AVAILABILITY $3,000 per person

 

4 Week Audio Engineering & Music Business Workshp

 

AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED

California Sound Studios, Inc. & Wright Records, Inc. proudly offers Internship Positions for everybody that has completed the Audio Engineering & Music Business Training Course. You are eligible for internship opportunities working directly in professional recording sessions. Learn what it takes to become successful in the music industry and start working hands on right away!!!


TERMS & POLICIES:

There are no refunds. An advance deposit of 100% is required to confirm any scheduled attendee. To reschedule your course just contact the office prior your scheduled course either via phone 949-855-0211 or email info@casoundstudios.com. You will forfeit your deposit if you cancel less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled session course. Entire balance is due upon the start of all training programs or any other services provided. Form of payments accepted; Cash, Check, Visa, Master Card, and American Express. $20 NSF Fee will apply on all returned checks. There is no audio or video recording allowed during training sessions.

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California Sound Studios

25651 Atlantic Ocean Drive,

Suite A16,

Lake Forest, CA 92630

Phone. 949-855-0211

Email. info@casoundstudios.com