Certificate in Audio & Recording Production

Registration for the fall 2019 class will open in Mid-May.

About the Program

The Audio and Recording Production Certificate makes use of SSU's Walford Recording Studio, a state of the art Pro Tools HD facility located in Ives Hall. Students will use the recording studio as a lab to produce music as part of a formalized curriculum. Registered students are allotted personal studio time to work directly with Walford Studio hardware and software.

A faculty coordinator from the Department of Music will determine the eligibility of prospective students through a screening and application process. Basic orientation with computers and some fundamental music/audio experience is expected. Ability to read music notation is helpful. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 1 and are encouraged to attend an information session at the beginning of the academic semester.

 

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Program Coordinator/
Instructor

Thomas Limbert, Ph.D.

tlimbert@sonoma.edu
707-664-2881

Please fill out the Audio & Recording Production Application form here:

Online Application Form: Certificate in Audio & Recording Application

A certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the two courses:

Audio & Recording Production I (Fall) - a fundamentals course to orient the student with the basic technologies and techniques of modern recording and production.

    Topics:
  • The Recording/Production Process
  • Sound, Hearing, Studio Design, and Acoustics
  • Microphone Design, Applications, and Techniques
  • Analog and Digital Audio Technologies
  • MIDI and Electronic Music Technology

Audio & Recording Production II (Spring) - an advanced course focusing on the critical and creative aspects of production culminating in a capstone project bringing together the recording and mixing techniques acquired during the year.

    Topics:
  • Advanced Pro Tools Session Procedures and Protocols
  • The Art and Technology of Mixing, Monitoring, and Mastering
  • Sound Processing: Shaping and Effecting Audio
  • Advanced Editing Techniques and Time/Pitch Manipulation
  • Sound Formats, Multimedia and the Web