We will teach you how to become a sound engineering professional

This industry specific and innovative EDEXCEL assured sound engineering diploma is designed for people wishing to embark on a career in the music industry as recording studio sound engineers. The course is requires no previous experience of sound engineering, recording studios or the use of music software packages

Former students have gained employment in recording studios, production companies and live sound engineering.

“get ‘real world’ experience of the recording environment”

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. With one to one courses you 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. You choose the primary software package to work with which can be Logic Pro, Ableton, Pro Tools or Cubase. Our students are also eligible for 40% discount on Pro Tools and Ableton.

This 6 month part time course can be taken on weekdays, evenings and even Saturdays, or can be accelerated from 6 to 12 weeks if studied on an intensive accelerated learning basis. All aspects of sound engineering, recording, mixing and mastering are covered, including the following topics:

  • Engineering principles and recording studios
  • Microphone types and placement
  • Drum mic set up and recording
  • Recording guitars and vocals
  • Professional mixing techniques
  • Advanced use of Pro Tools and Logic X
  • Mastering techniques
  • Soundproofing and acoustics

Connections, signal flow and integration

  • Signal flow, equipment set up and integration
  • Principles of sound
  • Understanding DAW functions and tools
  • Audio editing and manipulation
  • Introduction to mic techniques
  • Mic preamps and AD/DA conversion

Modern recording techniques

  • Stereo mic techniques
  • Introduction to mixing consoles
  • Advanced routing and patchbays
  • Drum mics and recording
  • Recording guitars and cabinets
  • Vocal recording techniques

Modern recording techniques

  • Recording brass and string instruments
  • Advanced guitar recording and reamping
  • Recording acoustic instruments
  • Advanced drum recording techniques
  • Digital and analogue mixing desks
  • Understanding signal routing and channel strips

Mixing techniques part one

  • Mix preparation, workflow and listening skills
  • The mixing environment and room acoustics
  • Balancing, stereo imaging and placement
  • Correct use of reverb
  • Delay and modulation techniques
  • Vocal pitch correction

Mixing techniques part two

  • Utilising filters and parametric equalisers
  • Understanding the art of compression
  • Using parallel compression
  • Using gates, expanders and limiters
  • Creative use of side chain functions
  • Final mix prep and using summing mixers

Mastering techniques, Pro Tools and project completion

  • Mastering formats and standards
  • Limiters and loudness maximizers
  • Multiband compression techniques
  • Recording and mixing with Pro Tools
  • Soundproofing and acoustics
  • Music industry business fundamentals

Book your place on the Sound Engineering diploma

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 6 months part-time or 3 months full-time


or £1,179 for first installment*


Small Group

Start date: 2021 TBC
Duration: 6 months part-time, one full day per week 10am – 4:30pm, additional study time is also necessary


or £1,698 for first installment*


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

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