Audio Production

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If you love music, you will have the opportunity to create or mix your own professional sounds. Practice using a sound board and mix music as you are introduced to the legal issues in broadcasting. You’ll operate the latest digital audio options on the most up-to-date equipment.

Work EnvironmentCourse OutlineStudent Supplies
Audio technicians and producers generally work indoors in pleasant surroundings. However, projects outside the studio would subject audio technicians to all types of weather conditions. Audio technicians may be required to set up heavy equipment. Producers may be under pressure to meet broadcasting deadlines and may need to work evening, weekend and holiday hours.
  • Apple Soundtrack recording
  • Digital recorders
  • Multi-track audio recording
  • Electronic instrumentation, operation, and composition
  • Audio-mixing consoles
  • Microphone Techniques
  • Pro Tools recording
  • Music arrangement
  • Live sound re-enforcement
  • Multi-track editing systems
  • Music history
  • Audio for Film/Video
  • Apple Logic Pro recording
  • Room Acoustics and Design
  • Channel Strip Plug-ins
  • Mastering and Distribution
Helpful Preparatory Courses
Algebra
Science (Physical Science)
Computer Applications
1. 16 GB Flash drives
2. Wilson Tech t-shirt for location and field trips

CTE Endorsement

Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: SkillsUSA Workforce Ready System – Audio Production.

About the instructor

Michael O’Toole has worked in many facets of the radio, television and film industries with credits in chyron graphics, RED camera operator and audio post production.He was behind the scenes for the TV 55 11 pm broadcast and is thechief engineer at Govs Radio on the iHeart Network. He holds a bachelor’s degree in audio/video/film from Hofstra University and a master’s degree from Dowling College in childhood education. In addition, he is certified in Logic Pro X and as an Avid Pro Tools Operator.