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California Sound Studios proudly offers an 8-Week Course ( 4 hours per week 1on1 Training along with 8 hours per week Assisting on Real Working Sessions) learn how to record at a professional level and make a career in the music industry.

We provide Training Courses with Protools Ultimate, Logic ProX and Abelton-10 Audio Software. The course is specifically designed for you, as we will customize our curriculum for your level of experience and recording career goals. You will learn not only the recording process but how to make 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 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.

8 Week Course

Week 1-2

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
  • 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
Week 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 Files
  • Emailing Large 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
  • SoundExchange
  • Capitalizing on new technologies
  • Intellectual Property
Week 5-6

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 Ultimate 2019
  • MIDI Theory
  • MIDI Parameters
  • Using SMPTE Time-cod
  • Utilizing Samples in MIDI
  • Sequencing Proceduren
  • Processor and Buffer Efficiency
  • Tracking and Multi-tracking
  • Importing and Aligning
  • Audio Compression 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 Authentic Engagement
Week 7-8

ENGINEERING TOPICS COVERED

Creating a final product takes time and skill, so the final 2 week will focus on the entire recording process. We will learn how to prepare, record, mix, edit and master a final product. 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
  • Sponsorships

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.

 
 

8 Week Course

8 Week Course

$4,800.00

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. To reschedule your course just contact the office via phone 949-855-0211 or email info@casoundstudios.com.