Audio Production Project: Music


Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Audio Production Techniques.

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About this Course

In the music track, you’ll work in small teams to complete a professional-quality music production project using Avid Pro Tools, the industry-leading audio post platform.  Through a music business seminar, you’ll learn about getting started in the profession, best practices for presenting yourself to employers, different business models, budgeting and logistics for music and post audio projects and industry trends. In a Saturday plug-in workshop, you’ll learn how to use audio plug-ins as part of the mixing and mastering process. 

Working under the guidance of professional musicians, you’ll also handle all aspects of preproduction, then move onto recording, mixing and editing, and finish up with mastering and archiving. By the end of the course, you’ll have the foundation to record your own music or produce your own CD. 

Past guest speakers have included Peter Lewis, president at AUDISEE and Peter Barnes, director of operations at Formosa Interactive Seattle. 

What You’ll Learn

  • How to record and edit a music track from start to finish 
  • Microphone selection and placement 
  • Addition of sound effects
  • Selection and use of plug-ins

Hands-On Experience

You’ll create your own music project, using Avid Pro Tools to edit and mix in small teams. 

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Quarter 2

Audio Production in the Studio

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Quarter 3

Select One or Both Courses (Must Also Pay for 2nd Course When Choosing Both)

Audio Production Project: Music

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Audio Production Project: Video

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