An introduction to the latest recording techniques

This short sound engineering course is aimed at the entry level student looking for an introduction to sound engineering. Practical and hands-on, it is based on our longer Sound Engineering certificate course, and gives you a thorough and comprehensive overview of sound engineering techniques over a 5 day period.

“a short introduction to Sound Engineering suitable for people looking to record bands and musicians”

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.

Learn the principles of sound engineering

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

Over the period of the course, you learn on latest equipment including mixing desks, dynamic processors and music software packages such as Logic and Pro Tools.

 Record bands and musicians

This course is suitable for people looking to record bands and musicians with an emphasis on mixing techniques, live and studio recording, covering the following topics:

  • Signal flow, cables and routing
  • Microphone placement
  • Recording techniques
  • Dynamic processors
  • Creative use of fx processors
  • Mixing techniques
  • Correct use of EQ
  • Mastering techniques

Signal flow and recording software

  • Signal flow, patchbays and routing
  • Integrating audio interfaces and converters
  • Introduction to recording software
  • Using DAW functions and tools
  • Understand and improving work flow
  • Monitor speaker types, use and placement

Modern recording techniques

  • Recording instruments and vocals
  • Using and understanding analogue and digital consoles
  • Microphone types and placements
  • Understanding correct use of pre amps
  • Using DI boxes
  • Creating headphone and monitor mixes

Recording and mixing techniques

  • Multi track recording techniques, tips and tricks
  • Recording acoustic instruments
  • Double tracking and overdubbing vocals
  • Modern mixing techniques
  • Separation, stereo imaging and placement
  • Hardware and software mixing

Recording and mixing techniques

  • Multi track recording techniques, tips and tricks
  • Recording acoustic instruments
  • Double tracking and overdubbing vocals
  • Modern mixing techniques
  • Separation, stereo imaging and placement
  • Hardware and software mixing

Mixing and mastering techniques

  • Creating automated mixes
  • Using of equalisers and filters
  • Understanding compression, gating and limiting
  • Creative use of delay, reverb and modulation effects
  • Using and understanding summing mixers
  • Mastering techniques

Book your place on the Sound Engineering short course

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 5 days

£749


CHOOSE OPTIONS

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 student 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.

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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.”

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Jose, Spain
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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.

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Kayleigh, Kent
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