September 22, 2020

“One on One” Advanced Audio Engineering (100 Hour Private Program):

All of our private programs have similar course descriptions, though differ in their respective degrees and intensity of audio engineering theory and application, and hands on time in our studios.  All students have frequent access to “solo” use of our Studio C (control room and studio) equipped with Pro Tools HD.

Course description:

This 100 hour option is our most sought after program 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 using the 8th edition David Miles Huber “Recording Studio Handbook”, a “Pro Tools Official Courseware Manual” and a PRO TOOLS HD license and audio interface!

Program time allotment:

– (75) 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”.

– (20) 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”.  This builds confidence and fluency with their command of engineering in the control room which is achieved effectively through repetitive implementation of their new skills.

NEW: (15) hours after the course where the student can practice “solo” in our professional Studio C (control room and studio) using Pro Tools HD, microphones, outboard gear, and instruments.

Topics 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 successful recording studio business.

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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:  $7,750

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

“One on One” 55 Hour Private Program:

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

Course description:

This 55 hour option is our mid-level program 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 Avid Pro Tools software and an Avid recording system interface, the 8th edition David Miles Huber “Recording Studio Handbook” and a “Pro Tools Official Courseware Manual”.

Program time allotment:

– (45) 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”.

– (5) 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 successful recording studio business.

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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.

Small Classes – Either Introduction into Audio Engineering or Advanced Audio Engineering Programs. Enrollment Now Open for September Classes

Both our 100 hour and 55 hour Audio Engineering Programs begin September 2020, Mondays and Wednesdays from from either 10:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, or 7:00pm – 10:00pm.  Call for current date. (100 hour programs include a Pro Tools HD license and audio hardware interface for each student – yours to keep.)

Outline:  Choose either our 55 hour program – “Introduction to Audio Engineering” or our 100 hour program “Advanced Audio Engineering”. These programs are comprehensive using state of the art equipment and studios.  Students attend lecture classes in the studio and then learn “hands on” in small groups with the instructor in the control room.  The programs focus on recording studio audio engineering and studio techniques.  Program enrollment includes a new hardware interface and Pro Tools recording software that easily installs on most computers; the 8th edition David Miles Huber “Recording Studio Handbook”; a question and answer workbook, and a “Pro Tools Official Courseware Manual”.

Program time allotment for “Introduction to Audio Engineering – Group Class” – 55 hours
(scroll down for 100 hour program):

– (48) hours of comprehensive lecture and 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”, where the student participates in the sessions to both learn and implement these professional phases of audio recording and mixing.

– (7) hours of Studio Lab time where the student practices and hones his or her new audio engineering skills in a real recording studio.  Assignments are given along with general experimentation of various audio processing, recording and mixing software where the student commands the helm of the “recording engineer’s seat”.  The building of confidence and fluency of their new knowledge of engineering in the control room is achieved most effectively through repetitive implementation of these skills.

NEW: (15) “solo” hours of free Studio C use (includes both the control room and the studio) along with Pro Tools HD, outboard processors, microphones and instruments!

Topics 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
  • Pro Tools Software theory and application and general DAW logic
  • Analog and digital mixing consoles
  • Studio monitors and the critical listening environment
  • Acoustics and waveforms

After the course the student is encouraged to schedule an internship at Cue where he or she will observe and render tasks, participate in real recording sessions, and gain first hand knowledge of the inner workings of a successful recording studio business.

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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:  $2,350

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

Program time allotment for “Advanced Audio Engineering – Group Class” – (100 hours):

– (75) hours of comprehensive lecture 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”, where the student participates in the sessions to both learn and implement these critical phases of audio production.

– (25) hours of Studio Lab time where the student practices and hones his or her new audio engineering skills in a real recording studio.  Assignments are given along with general experimentation of various audio processing, recording and mixing software use where the student commands the helm of the “recording engineer’s seat”.  The building of confidence and fluency of their new knowledge of engineering in the control room is achieved most effectively through repetitive implementation of these skills.

NEW: (15) “solo” hours of free Studio C use (includes both the control room and the studio) along with Pro Tools HD, outboard processors, microphones and instruments!

– Included with the 100 hour program is an audio interface and Pro Tools recording software.  Both easily installed on most computers.

Topics 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
  • Pro Tools Software theory and application and general DAW logic
  • Analog and digital mixing consoles
  • Studio monitors and the critical listening environment
  • Acoustics and waveforms

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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: $3,750

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

One of Cue’s many teaching studios:

“One on One” 30 Hour Private Program:

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

Course description:

This 30 hour option is our entry level program 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” and a “Pro Tools Official Courseware Manual”.

Program time allotment:

– (20) hours of intensive “one on one” instruction with the engineer/instructor in both Cue’s control rooms and studios.

– (5) 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 solo “mixdown” time where you are at the console in a professional studio commanding the equipment.

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

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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:  $1,900

Enroll with this link

Introduction to Audio Engineering, (Small Class, 55 Hours)

All of our audio engineering programs have similar course descriptions, though differ in their relative degrees and intensity of theory and application.

Course description:

This 55 hour option is our entry level program where the students work in small groups with the instructor and focus on various areas of audio engineering.  Program enrollment includes Avid Pro Tools software and an Avid recording system interface, the 7th edition David Miles Huber “Recording Studio Handbook” and a “Pro Tools Official Courseware Manual”.

Program time allotment:

– (45) 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”.

– (5) 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”, “B” or The Red Room where the student commands the helm of the “driver’s seat”.  Building confidence and fluency with their knowledge 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
  • Studio psychology and managing client expectations

Additionally we facilitate discussions pertaining to industry related “job and career” requirements, peripheral knowledge and skills that accentuate the applicants credentials, and a mock-up job interview with the school’s director or course administrator.

Upon successful completion of the 55 hour program, Cue Studios’ Center for Audio Engineering awards a “Certificate of Completion” to the graduated student.

After the course, the student is encouraged to schedule an internship at Cue where he or she will observe and render tasks, while gaining first hand knowledge of the inner workings of a successful recording studio business.

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, call our course adminstrator 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.

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

“One on One” 10 Hour Audio-Primer Course:

Course description:

This course provides a seldom found opportunity to sit side by side with an accomplished recording engineer in a multi-platinum awarded recording facility.  This “audio-primer” is custom tailored to meet the needs of your personal audio pursuits and desired education.  The course will encompass the use of audio equipment and software, proper recording techniques and “tricks”, as well as industry employment requirements.  This valuable knowledge is gained thorough the use and explanation of our world class studio equipment and a question / answer process with an acclaimed recording engineer / instructor.

Whether you’re interested in learning your way around Pro Tools, how to pitch correct voices with specialized “plug-ins”, or just how to properly record drums and guitars, it’s our desire to provide the perfect learning environment to assist in meeting your needs.

Schedule a free interview

If you’re serious about your audio education, 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:   $950

If you would like to enroll in this course, click here for our online shopping cart.  Next, proceed to contact our course administrator at 703 532 9033 to arrange your private class.

* This is a non-certificate awarding course.  For “Certificates of Successful Completion”, please consider our longer programs by clicking here.