Learn professional recording techniques

This EDEXCEL approved part-time Sound Engineering course will give you a thorough and comprehensive overview of sound engineering techniques. On completion, you will have an extensive understanding of the core principles and latest techniques required to become a successful sound engineer.

“get a thorough overview of all the skills and techniques used in Sound Engineering”

Teaching environment

You will be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built, air conditioned recording studios and not a classroom. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest recording equipment and software at all times during your course. This EDEXCEL approved diploma in sound engineering is perfect for those looking to study in a central London location.

You will learn

Get ‘real world’ practical experience of the recording environment

During the course you will be exposed to the ‘real world’ experiences of a recording environment where you will record, produce and mix artists on course projects and assignments.

Practical tuition

You will receive practical hands-on tuition from day one by professional sound engineers who are talented, approachable and patient. You also have the freedom to take the course at your pace without the pressure of the classroom based environment

Learn to record, mix and master like the pros

The emphasis of this course is learn the techniques associated with creating professional sounding mixes, recording acoustic instruments, bands and musicians.

This course can be taken on weekdays, evenings and even Saturdays and can be fast tracked if studied on an accelerated learning basis (4-6 weeks).

All aspects of sound engineering, recording, mixing and mastering are covered, including the following topics:

  • Introduction to recording studios
  • Signal flow and routing
  • Advanced use of Pro Tools or Logic X
  • Microphone types and placement
  • Drum mic set up and recording
  • Recording guitars and vocals
  • Professional mixing techniques
  • Mastering techniques

Logic X or Pro Tools overview

  • Signal flow, patchbays and routing
  • Integrating audio interfaces and converters
  • Introduction to recording with software
  • Audio editing and manipulation
  • Understand and improving work flow
  • Monitor speaker types, use and placement

Modern recording techniques

  • Microphone types and placements
  • Understanding correct use of pre amps
  • Stereo mic techniques
  • Using DI boxes
  • Introduction to mixing consoles
  • Creating multiple headphone and monitor mixes

Recording techniques

  • Multitrack recording techniques, tips and tricks
  • Recording acoustic instruments
  • Vocal recording techniques
  • Drum tracking focus
  • Phase correlation
  • Recording guitars and cabinets

Software mixing techniques

  • Modern mixing techniques
  • Stereo imaging and placement
  • Software mixing and workflow
  • Using of equalisers and filters
  • Understanding compression, gating and limiting
  • Creative use of delay, reverb and modulation effects

Advanced mixing techniques

  • Creating automated mixes
  • Advanced mix routing tips and tricks
  • Creative parallel processing techniques
  • Mix seperation, depth and spatial effects
  • Creative stereo imaging techniques
  • Creative mix processing and post production

Hardware mixing and mastering

  • Hardware mix focus and integration
  • Understanding and using summing mixers
  • Limiters and loudness maximizers
  • Mix bus processing and mix down
  • Introducing colour and air to final masters
  • Mastering formats and standards

Sound Engineering certificate timetable and fees

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 8 weeks or 12 weeks

£1,198 (8 weeks)

£1,798 (12 weeks)


Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

Sound Engineering course reviews

The course was really informative with a lot of detail and great support from my knowledgeable tutor. One of the highlights of the course was the freedom to use the studios outside of my lessons to work on my own material. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a path into working in a recording studio.

Sound engineering diploma
Sam, London
Sound engineering diploma

Having had considerable experience in songwriting and production and was looking for a course that would take my mixing skills to the next level. The course has vastly improved my technical ability thanks to the expert training received from the tutor. Would certainly consider further training with London AMP.”

Mixing and mastering crash course
Jose, Spain
Mixing and mastering crash course

I choose this course to further my career options within the music industry. I’ve been composing for some time but wanted to combine the use of technology to improve the overall production quality of my work. The one to one format was great for me due to lack of pressure in classroom environment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to purse a career in music.

Music Technology Diploma
Kayleigh, Kent
Music technology diploma