Production Courses

Muzoki Practical Music and Stage Production Course

 

A diploma in Audio Technology (Sound Engineer) will enable you to turn simple sounds into symphonies and will change your musical career forever.

If you are technically minded and have a good ear for sound, acoustics and rhythm, the Muzoki Practical Music and Stage Production Course will offer you a promising career in the field of Audio Technology.

Audio technology involves recording, mixing and manipulating sound waves of the spoken word, sound effects, vocals, instruments and so on.  Audio technologists are responsible for sound objectives for TV, radio ads, movies, and live concerts by using electronic devices and software to create playback, composition and mixing, as well as the editing of sound.

 

Intake is all July and all January.

Lectures are offered on  Mondays           10:00 – 11:30      6:00 – 7:30

                                            Tuesdays             10:00 – 11:30      6:00 – 7:30

                                            Thursdays          10:00 – 11:30      6:00 – 7:30

                                            Saturday             10:00 – 11:30      6:00 – 7:30

you can fit lectures into your schedule whenever it suits you.

Course Layout

The Muzoki Practical Music and Stage Production course will add practical skills in mix down techniques, studio procedures, production techniques, studio acoustics, stage lighting, live recording techniques and even business management, to name but a few.

The course consists of 3 stages.   (see course highlights on pamphlet).

Everyone does FUNDAMENTAL, 3 months.

Then the course splits into ADVANCED STUDIO RECORDING or ADVANCED LIVE RECORDING AND LIGHTING, 4 months.

The last course is PROFESSIONAL STUDIO RECORDING or PROFESSIONAL LIVE RECORDING, 3 months.

The full course is offered part time over 40 x 1 and a half hour lectures over a 10 month period in our cool studio and stage environment.  

Fundamentals

Fundamentals and sound theory can be boring some times, but it is knowledge needed to be able to understand and learn the fun stuff. You will have to complete and practice some physical exercises to learn the trade hands on. 

You will learn...

  • Sound theory
  • Sound engineering
  • Sound systems
  • Path of sound
  • Microphones
  • Equalizing
  • Signal processing
  • Effects & cabling
  • Trouble shooting
  • Small analog mixers
  • Basic PA setup
  • Mixing singles
  • Practical excercises
  • Outings

After completing the fundamental phase, you will be able to setup, run and maintain a small system for one person performing. Work with a small mixing desk and PA and understand the basics of sound and sound engineering.

Live Sound Advanced

Doing sound for a band is quite hard work, especially if you have to setup everything from scratch. But this is where the fun starts. Here you will learn that the sound engineer is as much part of the band or performance as the lead singer, and that his instrument is the mixing desk.

  • Advanced microphones
  • Different Mics
  • DI boxes
  • Advanced equalizing
  • Gating & compression
  • Crossovers
  • Medium analog and digital mixers
  • Ear training
  • Ear protection
  • Midi
  • Band setup & mixing
  • Stage lighting
  • Practical outings

Once you have completed the advanced phase you will be able so setup a full band. From drums to Vocals and do a full line and sound check to run a full show.

Live Sound Professional

To become a professional sound engineer in today's industry, you need to be able to handle more that just the sound. You will have to be able to setup a complex systems where you split the channels for broadcast and recording purposes. Some events might happen inside and some out side, and you will need to know what you need for these events. You will also come across more advanced PA systems like line-array and multi-cellular line array PA systems, and how they work and how to have them accurately setup.

  • High End Mics
  • Advanced signal processing
  • Large digital mixers
  • Indoor and outdoor sound
  • Line array theory
  • Music business & communication
  • Practical outings

Once you have completed the whole course, you will be able to setup and run stage and lighting for full and big concerts.

Studio Advanced

Entering into the studio environment is a bit different from the live sound setup, and here you will learn how. You will learn to setup a studio, and how to record a demo song from scratch. You will also learn what equipment is needed and used in the studio environment.

  • Introduction to studio mics
  • DI boxes
  • Advanced equalizing
  • Gating & Compression
  • Audio interface
  • DAW soſtware
  • Audio formats & sample rates
  • Studio mixing
  • Basic music theory
  • Mixing up and recording
  • Practical outings

Once you have completed the advanced studio level, you will be able so setup and record a song.

Studio Professional

In the professional studio world, you work with big setups, more people and a lot more complex projects. You need to be able to handle anything a artist, writer or producer throws your way.

  • Advanced studio Mics & uses
  • DAW controllers
  • Room treatment
  • Mastering
  • Music business & communication
  • Practical outings

Once you have completed the course, you will be able so produce a whole song.

Studio One

Instantly familiar—yet nothing feels like it. Studio One® 3 contains everything you’d expect from a modern digital audio powerhouse. Once you touch its fast, flow-oriented, drag-and-drop interface, you’ll realize Studio One® 3 was built by creative people for creative music production.

At every step of the musical process, you’ll spend your time creating music instead of fighting a bloated interface. And the sound quality? Well, simply put, it’s unparalleled. In fact, the most common comments from musicians, producers and engineers who have switched to Studio One are “I can just get things done faster” and “Studio One just sounds better.” Let’s find out why.

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