Introduction to the course
The Sound Pro which is a very lucrative course conceived and taught here at TGC Jaipur, the programme is focused on helping students who choose to pursue a career in sound production, editing and music production achieve their utmost dreams. The course helps trainees to develop and acquire some management skills which are relevant in matters of music creation as well as knowing how to successfully implement modernized tools and softwares used in the creation of music and editing sound effects. So if your next target is on how to make it to the league of few renowned Sound/Beats producers out there, then this course could help you achieve such dire desires of yours. To know more – enroll now or speak to our counselors at Toll Free No.: 18001020514
The benefits of the “Sound Pro”
On completion of the course, you will be capable of making good use of modern day upgraded softwares and applications that would enable you create stunning beats and music. Aside having a very great and indisputable knowledge on these softwares, you can independently set up your own music tracks and keep them banging without further demanding for the services of a second or third party.
Sound Curriculum Module
Module 1:Sound and Hearing
In this Module, we will take a look at the physics of sound. We will understand how sound travels through air, how our ears receive sound, and how our brains interpret the sounds we are receiving. Understanding this will help us build a foundation for how we can manipulate audio and create an experience, balance, and blend with the instruments that we are mixing.
- What is sound?
- Waveform Characteristics
Module 2: Basic Electronics
The ability to record anything has been largely dependent on electricity for a very long time. In this Module, we will take a very basic look at some of the fundamentals of electricity and how these concepts apply to the audio world.
- Basic Electronics
Module 3: Connectivity and Signal flow
In this Module, we will take a look at the path, or signal flow, that the audio signals take, and the connections that are in a typical studio. Understanding how things are integrated into the signal flow will help to understand how to implement various popular techniques for manipulating both digital and analog audio signals.
- Analog Signal and Voltage
- Analog Cables and Connectors
- Digital cables
- Patch Bays
Module 4: Audio Mathematics
This Module reintroduces the mathematical concepts and terminologies that are crucial for the Recording Technology, Pro Tools, Acoustics and Live Sound segments.
- Signal to Noise ratios
- Ohm’s Law
- Resonant modes
Module 5: Digital Audio
The evolution of computer-based technology is gaining tremendous momentum, and digital processing is into every aspect of music production. In this Module, we will take a closer look at how digital audio works, different digital audio recorders, how digital audio is used to make music, and digital audio formats.
- How it works
- Digital recorders
- Memory and storage
- Beyond Recording
- Digital Audio Formats
Module 6: Acoustics and Monitoring
Acoustics is the study of how sound waves behave in an environment. The science of acoustics could fill several volumes, so we have included those things that are important to your development as a music industry professional. Understanding these concepts and implementing them into the workflow will help you set yourself apart as a music industry professional. In this chapter, we will take a look at acoustics, and more importantly, how the environment in which you are listening affects the sounds you perceive.
- Acoustics Intro
- Characteristics of sound
- Room Acoustics
- Studio design and Monitoring
Module 7: Microphone
A microphone is a device that changes acoustic energy into an electric current that can be altered and manipulated. Any device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy is called a transducer. Microphones are used in many different applications and are typically the first stop in the signal flow of your recording path. In this chapter, we will look at various types of microphones, explain briefly how they work, and help familiarize you with popular mics you will see in the studio.
- History of microphones
- Microphone Specifications
- Microphone circuit types
Module 8: Microphone placements
Microphone choice and placement plays a huge result in the final recording product. In this chapter, we will look at the common practices of the recording process with regard to mic choice and set up. Getting to know your microphones, and the microphones in your studio, is a good place to start. Now we will look at common microphone placement techniques.
- Different types of microphones and their polarity
- Microphone choice and miking techniques
- Miking specific instruments
Module 9: Recording Technology
This course deconstructs all the elements of professional recording studios to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of both digital and analog recording technology. Using various microphones, consoles, effects, and understanding the signal flow between them all will become like second nature. With a solid blend of theory and hands-on learning you’ll get to know the gear inside and out, and you’ll have lots of time to hone your skills on your own projects.
- Acoustical Recording
- Electrical Recording
- Magnetic Recording
- Multitrack Recording
- Digital Recording
Module 10: Tracking
Tracking is the term that audio engineers use for recording multiple tracks of audio information at the same time. There are many different strategies used for many different situations. No one understands this process better than your mentor! In this chapter, we will take a look at some hypothetical situations and try to give you a general understanding of how to approach these situations.
- Mic Selection
- Setting up
- Getting tones
- Professional Behavior
Module 11: Introduction to Pro tools& Pro tools Basic
Pro Tools™ is an extremely advanced digital audio workstation (DAW). Pro Tools has remained an industry standard for engineers and producers in the professional studio environment, as well as for the novice music enthusiasts, for more than 20 years. In this chapter, we will begin to scratch the surface of this very dense DAW and prepare you for the task of installing and using this amazing tool. This isn’t the most exciting of chapters, but a lot of what is described in this chapter will help educate you about Pro Tools and help you troubleshoot potential problems in the future.
- History of Pro tools
- Pro tools system Requirements
- Optimizing the system
- Pro Tools installation
- Pro tools file structure and basic key commands
- Pro tools Edit & Mix window
Module 12: Plugins and Processing
The web defines a software plugin as, “a set of software components that adds specific capabilities to a larger software application.” In the case of digital audio, plugins add functionality to your DAW. From analog compressor emulators to bass wobble synths, plugins can enhance your sound and the way you work. In this chapter, we will look at some of the more popular plugin bundles you will see in the audio world and give you a basic understanding of how plugin formats work. We will also show you the difference between using plugins in real time and rendering audio using Avid’s proprietary offline plugin processor, Audiosuite.
- Plugins and plugin formats
- Pro tools stock Plugins
Module 13: Equalization
Equalization is the process that engineers use to alter the frequency response of an audio signal. Equalization (or EQ) is a crucial tool used in all phases of music production. Whether to enhance or minimize some aspect of the frequency spectrum, EQ is an important part of the workflow for the recording professional. In this chapter, we will take a look at the beginnings of equalization and take a detailed look at the practical applications of EQ in your workflow.
- History of EQ
- A look at EQ
- Different types of EQ and their use
- EQ in Pro tools
Module 14: ADSR Envelope
Envelope, the combination of the three components of a dynamic musical tone, is an important element ofthe distinctive quality, or tone color, of a sound.
Module 15: Dynamic Signal Processing
Dynamic range is the ratio between the largest and smallest possible values of a changeable quantity. In audio engineering, dynamic range generally refers to the distance between the loudest possible sound and the quietest possible sound in an audio recording. Fundamentally, dynamic range can either be increased or decreased, but there a several types of dynamic processors that act on the signal in different ways, producing different effects that utilize the inherent dynamic range of acoustically generated sounds.
- Early compressors
- Analog Vs Digital
- Dynamic processor Types
- Dynamic processor parameters
- Dynamic processing methods
Module 16: Effects
Time-based effects, along with many other tools found in the modern studio, are catalysts for creativity, and they have a wide range of uses in the studio and onstage. Audio engineers use these tools to control how reproduced sound is perceived in the overall stereo (or surround) mix coming out of speakers or headphones. In this chapter, we will investigate some of the most useful parameters found within time-based effect units, and how they can effectively be used to “paint a picture” of sound in the modern studio.
- Other time based effects
Module 17: MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is the standard way in which we interact with music in the digital world. Think if it as the DNA of your musical performance. Without it, our ability to compose, produce and perform music in modern times would be remarkably different. In this chapter, we will have a look at what types of messages MIDI contains, that is, how it allows humans to communicate with computers and digital instruments in a universal binary language. Using what we know about MIDI, we will then apply this concept to the Pro Tools environment, and most importantly, we’ll start making music!
- What is MIDI?
- MIDI in Pro tools
- Virtual Instruments
- MIDI Assignment
Module 18: Automation
Automation is the ability to control a specific parameter automatically by telling Pro Tools what to do, and when to do it in real-time. It’s an incredibly helpful and useful tool! In this chapter, we will go over how to employ automation in your sessions, and where the practice came from.
- History of Automation
- Automation inside Pro tools
- Automation of Plugins in pro tools
Module 19: Sound Design
The video game, film and music industries are always searching for sounds the world has never heard before. After exploring Psychoacoustics – the science of sound perception – you’ll learn how to use the most up-to-date tools to master the art of storytelling with sound.
- Sound effects editing
- SFX Recording
- Background Editing
Module 20: Mastering
Mastering is the art of sweetening the mix and preparing the mix down for duplication. The goal of this chapter is to familiarize you with some of the very basics about the mastering process. Mastering is a very technical process that often involves specific gear that is calibrated to subtly alter a mix in ways that improve the sonic qualities of a specific song, and to alter multiple songs to work together as an album.
- Crash course in Mastering
- RedBook CD standard
- Mastering in Pro Tools
- Final Mix Assignment
Course Options: May vary depending on how the student wants it, if he or she chooses:
Sound Pro Normal Track – 4 months (48 sessions)
Sound Pro Fast track – 2 months (24 sessions)
Protools / Logic – 1. 5 Months (18 sessions)
FL Studio -2 months (24 sessions)
Why study at TGC Jaipur
Studying at TGC Jaipur could be one of the best decisions you will ever imagine yourself taking this moment, TGC has all that you would require to succeed. And furthermore to realizing your dreams and goals in the field of sound management and engineering, our studios are all well equipped with the latest and best laboratory facilities and equipments you will need to take yourself to the next level in the industry, when also coupled with the assistance of also with the help of our network of ever ready trainers with at least 8 to 10 years experience in the industry.
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