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ASSOCIATE DEGREE AT THE INSTITUTE

Audio Production
Certificate Program
AT THE INSTITUTE
In San Francisco

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• Certificate Program Details
• Audio Technology and Recording Studios
• Testimonials
• Semester Schedule
• Tuition
• COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
• Classes for Experienced Engineers
• Learning Objectives

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Audio Production Certificate Program
at the Institute

Producing, Recording and Mixing
with an
Understanding of How Sound Affects us
Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually

Learn How to Make Your Music Affect People
At a Deeper Level

(Regardless of the Style of Music you are Working on)

Designed for beginners or those that know the basics.

Learn Recording, Mixing, and Producing from a Sound Healing Perspective

• Summer Intensive - 4 weeks
• 15 Weeks starting September 6th


State of the Art Audio Technology for the Creation of Sound Projects

The Institute houses 4 recording studios and a wide array of state-of-the-art recording and production equipment, each with Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstations, highest quality microphones, mic preamps, effects, processing and monitoring systems.

 

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Schedule
• 15 Weeks at the Institute - Generally classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons or evenings.
Includes labs with Instructor supervision.
Next Semester begins May 20th.
6 Week Intensive begins June 23rd.

Costs
• Certificate Program (15 weeks) $3800 (Receive Certificate approved by the State of California)

 


Course #
Hours
Tuition
Course Descriptions


AT 101
$1300
51 Hrs

Art and Technology of Digital Audio Production
17 Classes


This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply. The basic characteristics of sound are explored first, in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.

• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• The Effects of Intention in the Recording and Mixing Process
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• Quality Recording: Mics, Mic Preamps, Analog vs. Digital, Sampling Rate, Bit Depth,
• 3D Sound Processors and Surround Sound Mixing
• Live Sound Healing Recording Sessions
• Miking of instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice
• Final recording Project using all of the above techniques to create a healing sound project for someone

• Signal Routing - Signal flow in various types of consoles (including Computers). How to wire your whole system including patchbay and studio.
• Physics of Sound - Amplitude, Frequency and Time. Harmonic Structure of sound in relation to the structure of the Universe, Volume Measurement and Perception, and Phase Cancellation.
• Equalization - Understanding frequencies based on the Chakras. Types of EQ. Specific techniques for using and understand how to use EQ.
• Effects and Processing - Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gate, Delays, Flanging, Chorus, Phasing, Reverb, and Harmony Processors. How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
• Microphones - Various types and when to use on or the other





Art of Digital Audio Production is broken down into 4 modules


AT110A
$450 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)

Module 1 - Pro Tools
Digidesign's Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system.
• Multitrack Recording, Editing, and Mixing
• Finding the tempo of a song
• Stretching beats and drum loops to fit tempo
• Effects bussing and Auxiliary Sends
• Automation & Mastering
AT110B
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)
Module 2 - MIDI, Reason, Spectrasonics and Beats
This class covers MIDI recording, editing and mixing in ProTools. Reason is the number one program for creating arrangements and beats. Spectrasonics programs Stylus RMX, Omnisphere, and Trilian are the top software sound modules for both Mac and PC.
• Sequencing - MIDI Recording/Editing
• MIDI Arranging
• MIDI Signal Routing
• External and Software Sound Modules
• Quantizing, Transposition
• Synchronization of Reason and Stylus RMX with ProTools
AT110C
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)
Module 3 - The Art of Producing
• Holding Intention in a recording session
• Various types of Producers - Executive, Music, Engineering
• What it takes to be a great Producer
• Organization, Scheduling, Budgeting
• Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
• Inspiring Great Performances
AT110D
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)
Module 4 - Advanced Mixing - The Art of Mixing
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. In-depth instruction on Mixing Theory using the Virtual Mixer Concept. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Automated Mixing
• Mastering and CD Pressing
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”

Effect of Sound Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually
• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
 



AT 101L
$1300
90 Hrs.

Audio Recording and Production Labs
15 labs

The
Labs provide enough hands-on time to run ProTools, do Recording, Mixing and Mastering from a PsychoAcoustic Perspective.
• Multitrack Mixing
• Live Recording Sessions





MU101
$1300
39 Hrs.

Music Theory for Recording Engineers and Producers
13 classes


Music Theory from a Producer's perspective. Develop more respect from serious musicians. Important for being able to read a band's music, follow along, and communicate better with musicians. Also critical for coming up with beats and arrangements when creating music in Sequencers and Digital Audio Workstations.
• Staffs, Clefs, Time Signatures, Note recognition
• Intervals, Chord Structures and Harmonies
• Key Signatures and Scales
• Texture and Density
• Song Forms


Voice and Piano for Producers
As an Engineer or Producer it is important to be able to sing an idea to the band. It is also critical to be able to play an idea, and work out parts on a keyboard. Having these skills gives you a critical edge as a Producer, and again, more respect.


$3800


Total Program - CLICK HERE for more information on Tuition and Payment Plans



Audio Production Certificate Program
at the Institute
For Students who are already Proficient in Recording/Mixing

This program is similar to the program above except students are given special attention in classes and labs. Students may also elect to skip individual classes if they feel they are already proficient. The classes already skip certain core classes.


Learning Objectives


This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply. The basic characteristics of sound are explored first, in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.

• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• The Effects of Intention in the Recording and Mixing Process
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• Quality Recording: Mics, Mic Preamps, Analog vs. Digital, Sampling Rate, Bit Depth,
• 3D Sound Processors and Surround Sound Mixing
• Miking of instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice
•Final recording Project using all of the above techniques to create a healing sound project for someone


Basics
• Physics of Sound - Amplitude, Frequency and Time. Harmonic Structure of sound in relation to the Structure of the Universe, Volume Measurement and Perception, and Phase Cancellation problems
• Equalization - Understanding frequency based on Chakra frequencies. Types of EQ. Specific techniques for using and understand how to use EQ.
• Effects and Processing - Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gate, Delays, Flanging, Chorus, Phasing, and Reverb. How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
• Microphones - Various types and when to use on or the other

ProTools
Digidesign's Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system.
• Multitrack Recording, Editing, and Mixing
• Arranging music
• Finding the tempo of a song
• Stretching beats and drum loops to fit tempo
• Effects bussing and Auxiliary Sends
• Automation & Mastering

MIDI
• MIDI recording, editing and mixing in ProTools. Spectrasonics programs Stylus RMX, Atmosphere, and Trilogy are the top software sound modules for both Mac and PC.
• Sequencing - MIDI Recording/Editing
• Making beats and Arranging music with MIDI
• MIDI Signal Routing
• External and Software Sound Modules

Producing
• Various types of Producers - Executive, Music, Engineering
• What it takes to be a great Producer
• Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
• Inspiring Great Performances

Structures of Mixes
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. Mixing Theory instruction using the Virtual Mixer Concept. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Automated Mixing
• Mastering and CD Pressing
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”

Effects of Sound Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually
• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

 

Other Topics Covered

1. The hierarchy of sound and music:

a. Frequencies – There are archetypal frequencies that have been used since the beginning of time to affect us.

b. Timbres – Different harmonic structures affect us in very specific ways.

c. Musical Intervals and Chords – The relationship between two frequencies or more can be used to create specific states of consciousness.

d. Music (Changing musical intervals and frequencies) – When musical intervals and frequencies change (or stay the same) over time we then add rhythm as another component affecting our entire system. Specific rhythms will entrain the heart, brain, and nervous system.


2. Use of Intention. It has now been proven scientifically in multiple controlled studies that Intention is effective. It has also been shown that Intention gets embedded in the music and is then transmitted through to the listener during playback. Holding intention consistently through the entire recording process -- during composition, performance, recording and mixing – can dramatically add to the intensity of a project.

3. Full frequency range of sounds. As shown by the research of Alfred Tomatis, every frequency is a nutrient. Therefore, using the full frequency range of sounds affects your entire system at every level.

4. Harmonic structures that support the intention of each song. Odd harmonics activate; Even harmonics calm. Even pure sounds (versus rich and complex timbres) have a completely different effect on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

5. Tempos set to the breath. When you set the basic tempo to a really slow breath the music taps into a person’s bio rhythms at a much deeper level. When the chords follow the in and out breath they entrain your breath into a deeper state of relaxation. It also makes it so the listener can consciously breathe along with most of the songs.

6. Use of binaural beats to entrain the brain into a variety of brainwave states. It is now possible to embed frequencies in the music that will subconsciously entrain the listener’s brain into a particular brainwave state (gamma, beta, alpha, theta, delta). When two notes are detuned the difference between the two notes creates a 3rd frequency which is below our normal hearing level. This 3rd frequency entrains your brain into delta (deep sleep or meditation), theta (creative day dreaming), or alpha (relaxed awareness). When you listen on headphones you get the extra added benefit of left and right brain synchronization through the Corpus Callosum, which connects the left and right brain.

7. Peaceful Endings. One of the most important aspects of Sound Healing is when the sound or music ends -- leaving you in a place of perfect peace. There are specific techniques you can use to maximize this effect.

8. We will discuss many other Sound Healing music production techniques based on Timbre, Musical Intervals, Modes, and Energy Flow.

9. Ancient tuning systems such as Just Intonation and Pythagorean tuning systems tap into a mathematical structure that resonates throughout nature (including our solar system).

10. Simply tuning Concert Pitch to a frequency that is more in tune with nature can have a dramatic effect (particularly for sensitive types).

11. High Frequencies activate the mind; Low Frequencies calm the body.

12. Consistent patterns let the mind then focus on other deeper aspects of the sound and consciousness because your brain no longer needs to track changes. Changing patterns activate the brain – particularly for learning and productivity (Mozart Effect).

13. The iso-priniciple can be used to match a person’s mood in order latch on to their current state of mind, so you can then slowly change it.

14. Left and right placement of sounds in a mix access different parts of our brain, and different structures of mixes can actually approximate Sacred Geometry Structures.

15. Various effect parameters (compressor/limiters, delays, flanging, chorusing, phasing and reverb) affect our emotions and brainwaves.


 

OTHER PROGRAMS

• Associate Degree in Audio Recording
Designed for those wanting to be a Professional Audio Engineer:
• Recording, Mixing, Producing
• Music Business
• Digital Composition
• Audio for Video and Film
4 semesters 15 weeks each

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