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PAM 320 - Sound Production Using Professional Digital Audio Workstations-1

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PAM 320 20 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PAM 320 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Processing sound is key for a successful music production release or broadcast. The quality of the sound can be increased by every correct decision in the digital signal chain. This course teaches fundamental concepts and skills in musical post-production using the state-of-art digital audio workstation (DAW) software.  Early stages of music production such as advanced editing,  advanced mixing and advanced mastering are the main focal points here. The course includes training in Pro Tools systems, but the skills and principles are applicable in a range of applications and further DAW software.

Course Objectives

  • Familiarizing with the workflow with digital audio workstations
  • Explaining post production chain for audio products (editing, mixing)
  • Describing the editing requirements of release and broadcast (mastering)
  • Explaining the signal flow in a mix session
  • Understanding the principles of sonic aesthetics

Who Should Attend?

  • Audio technicians for post-production
  • Broadcast department personnel
  • Music producers 
  • Mixing engineers
  • Mastering engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Editing 
  • Basic concepts using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
  • Steps of typical workflow 
  • Classification of musical genres by their recording methods
  • Exploring four editing modes of Pro Tools and playlists
  • Concept of clip gain and time based editing

Day 2

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Necessary principles of digital audio
  • Channel structure in Pro Tools
  • DAW environment and plugins
  • System usage of the DAW
  • Audio Suite plugins

Day 3

  • Mixing
  • Channel types of Pro Tools
  • Grouping and routing the tracks
  • Spectral and dynamics processing tools in Pro Tools
  • Aux channels and spatial effects
  • Gain staging in a mix workflow

Day 4

  • Mastering 
  • Introduction to mastering in Pro Tools
  • Reading meters
  • Loudness standards
  • Musical aesthetics in mastering
  • Topping and tailing

Day 5

  • Metadata Management
  • Understanding master delivery requirements
  • Common problems of data management
  • Tagging a track in a digital music platform
  • Delivering various formats and labelling
  • Perceptual encoding and audio quality matching for digital music platforms