AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC BUSINESS COURSE

WORKSHOP

8 Week Audio Engineering & Music Business Workshop

California Sound Studios, Inc.
25651 Atlantic Ocean Drive, Suite A16
Lake Forest, CA 92630

www.casoundstudios.com

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

8 WEEK AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP

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

California Sound Studios, Inc. proudly offers an 8 Week Audio Engineering & Music Business training course specifically designed to help you understand how the Entertainment Industry Machine really works. This course is very hands on and will give you the experience needed to produce top quality music while getting the recognition you deserve. The following is the curriculum sequence of learning what is used by our industry leaders during our 8 week (6 hours per week) Audio Engineer & Music Business Workshops. Our goal is for each student to be able to work along side the leading industry professionals and start efficiently and effectively producing and representing the best music in the industry.

 

WEEKS 1-2:
ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:
Understanding the principles of sound and how it is captured and stored is the focus of our first lesson. We will simplify the mysteries of the tools used in audio engineering and dive in to 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:
The introductory 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 the proper team
    • Artist & Repertoire
    • Manager
    • Producer
    • Promoters
    • Lawyers
    • Agents
    • Street team
    • Stylists
    • Publicist
    • Booking agents

WEEKS 3-4:
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
    • Copywriting
    • Attorneys
    • Registering songs
    • Contracts
    • Musicians union
    • Publishing
    • Distribution
    • Capitalizing on new technologies
    • Independent
    • Internet
    • Localized Distribution
    • National Distribution
    • Global Distribution
    • Industry Show Cases
    • Ring Tones

WEEKS 5-6:
ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:
Utilizing Apple’s Logic application we 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.

    • Logic 8 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:

Learning how to create an Image that tells a story to your market is the only way to get your fans to recognize and want to listen to the music you represent. By not only getting the exposure you need but telling the right story will help your fans appreciate your talents.

    • Promotions
    • Developing an Image
    • Flyers
    • Press
    • Parties
    • Clubs
    • Endorsements
    • Sponsorships
    • Commercials
    • Movie Soundtracks
    • Internet
    • TV Soundtrack placement
    • Radio Play
    • Indy promotions
    • P.D.S
    • Going for ads
    • Spin promotions
    • Free shows
    • Tease off

 

WEEKS 7-8:

ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED:
Creating a final product takes time and skill, so the final 2 weeks 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.

    • Setting Up Outboard Gear
    • Setting Up Vocal Booth
    • Proper Microphone Placement
    • Testing Signals/Setting Levels
    • Group Recording
    • Editing Procedures
    • Exploring Plug-ins
    • Automation
    • Mastering

 

BUSINESS TOPICS COVERED:
Touring is one of the most lucrative aspects these days, especially for artist. Playing in front of the big crowds will promote and sell more merchandise. You are going to want to know how to efficiently market, promote, and capitalize on your exposure.

    • Showcases
    • Headlining
    • Regional
    • Clubs
    • Fairs and festivals
    • Opening act
    • Over seas

After you have completed this 8 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.

 

California Sound Studios, Inc.
25651 Atlantic Ocean Drive, Suite A16
Lake Forest, CA 92630
www.casoundstudios.com

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

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

WE OFFER BOTH GROUP (up to 12 people) AND PRIVATE LESSONS

GROUP CLASSES HELD:

    • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER          
    • NOVEMBER-DECEMBER                       
    • JANUARY-FEBUARY                
    • MARCH-APRIL
    • MAY-JUNE                                        
    • JULY-AUGUST

PRIVATE CLASSES SCHEDULED UPON AVAILABILITY

TOTAL COST: Group $2,495 per registration & Private $3,000 per registration

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 50% is required to confirm any scheduled attendee.  To reschedule your course just contact CSSI Offices prior to 24 hours before 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. There is no audio or video recording allowed during training sessions.

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    California Sound Studios Inc.
    25651 Atlantic Ocean Dr, #A16
    Lake Forest, CA 92630

    PH: (949) 855-0211
    FAX: (949) 855-0224

    Email: info@casoundstudios.com