October 25, 2020

“One on One” Audio Engineering (55 Hour Private Course):

All of our private courses have similar descriptions though differ in their respective degrees and intensity of audio engineering theory and application.

Course description:

This 55 hour option is our shorter course length where the student works privately with the instructor and focuses on various areas of audio engineering.  During discussions and an interview with the student, we custom tailor a program that addresses their individual desires, taking into account their current level of audio engineering skills and education.  Program enrollment includes the 8th edition David Miles Huber “Recording Studio Handbook” a “Pro Tools Courseware Manual”, an audio interface, and a link to a free Pro Tools software download.

*This is an avocational, non-career based course.

Program time allotment:

– (40) hours of intensive “one on one” instruction with the engineer/instructor in both Cue’s control rooms and studios.  Included in this time is the recording and mixing of a “real recording artist”.

– (10) hours of Learning Lab time where the student practices and hones his or her new audio engineering skills.  Assignments are given along with general experimentation of various audio processing, recording and mixing software.

– (5) hours of unassisted “mixdown” time in Studio “A” or “B” where the student is in the “driver’s seat”.  Building confidence and fluency with their command of engineering in the control room is achieved most effectively through repetitive implementation of their new skills.

Topics typically covered include:

  • Studio setup application and theory
  • Microphone selection and placement
  • Audio signal processors :  Mic preamps, equalizers, compressors, limiters, and multi-effects generators – with an emphasis on both analog rack mount units and software “plug-ins”
  • Analog and digital recording systems
  • Recording, editing and mixing
  • Analog and digital mixing consoles
  • Studio monitors and the critical listening environment
  • Acoustics and waveforms

During and after the course, the student is encouraged to participate in Cue’s internship program to observe and render tasks while gaining first hand knowledge of the inner workings of a recording studio.

Schedule a free interview

Call our course administrator at 703 532 9033 to schedule a meeting with an instructor.  You’ll meet in the studio/classroom and observe first-hand the environment and equipment used in your program.

Fee:  $4,275

If you would like to enroll in this program, click here for our online shopping cart.