Digital Audio Production
Students will learn the fundamentals of audio theory and then quickly proceed to hands-on interaction with the hardware and software tools commonly used in the industry.
Pixel Blue College's Digital Audio Production Program is designed to educate students in modern audio production techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of audio theory and then quickly proceed to hands-on interaction with the hardware and software tools commonly used in the industry.
Students must display exceptional work ethic and be passionate in their commitment to learning. An intensive classroom environment is created with emphasis on Real World Education. While musical expertise is an asset, it is not essential for the student to be accepted into the program. No prior knowledge is assumed.
NEXT START DATE: March 15, 2017
CURRICULUM & RESOURCES
+ DAP100 Audio Production Theory
Focuses on the theoretical aspects of how sound works and understanding digital audio production and technology.
DAP100.00 Intro to Mac
DAP100.01 Physics of Audio
DAP100.02 Perception of Audio/ Psycho Acoustics
DAP100.03 Introductory to Music Theory
DAP100.04 Ear Training
DAP100.05 Frequency Training
DAP100.06 Timbre Training
DAP100.07 Interval Training
DAP100.08 Principles of Midi
DAP100.09 Midi Productions
DAP100.10 Digital Audio Technology
DAP100.11 Modern Recording Techniques
+ DAP200 Digital Audio Production
Focuses on the essential tools of music production including, but not limited to, audio production consoles, microphones, digital audio workstations, music production software, FX processing and mixing.
DAP200.01 Digital Audio Workstation Overview
DAP200.02 Avid Pro Tools
DAP200.03 Apple Logic Studio
DAP200.04 Steinberg Cubase
DAP200.05 Propellerhead Reason
DAP200.06 Digital Audio Editing
DAP200.07 Recording & Music Production Techniques
DAP200.08 Computer Music Production
DAP200.09 Signal Processing
DAP200.10 Dynamics Processing
DAP200.12 Delay and Reverberation
DAP200.13 Modulated FX and Non-Delay FX
DAP200.14 Pitch Correction
DAP200.17 Building a Modern Digital Studio
DAP200.18 Business Plan
+ DAP300 Multimedia Production
Focuses on sound design for visual media including animation, film, television and the Internet.
DAP300.01 Sound Design
(subtractive, additive, granular, FM and other types of synthesis)
DAP300.03 Sampling & Digital Sound Manipulation
DAP300.04 Post Production Sound for Visual Media
DAP300.05 Portfolio Development
The Digital Audio Production Diploma Program Curriculum also includes 20hrs of Career Development, with Pixel blue College’s Employment Specialist.
* Curriculum subject to change without notice
The tuition for the Digital Audio Production Diploma Program is $15,995 CAD. This covers the costs of in-class instruction, the use of a personal computer, all the required course materials, including textbooks and full access to our facilities 24 hours a day.
STUDENT FUNDING / AID
For more information about student funding or aid please click here.
Aboriginal students may qualify for additional funding or aid. Please contact us or one of the organizations below for more information.
Rupertsland Institute / 1-888-486-3847
Oteenow Employment & Training Society / (780) 444-0911
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+ Reaper & Logic with Steinberg CI1 Hardware
This is the most powerful and easiest platform to produce professional-sounding music. Tap the creative power of Reaper and Logic software to compose and record your ideas; then, edit and mix your music using the very same tools that commercial studios rely on to deliver Grammy Award–winning productions.
We use the most current version of Reason which gives you one-step loading of complex, customizable instruments and effect setups, a new instrument-packed soundbank, instant integration with MIDI keyboards and controllers, a new intuitive file browser, plus a suite of mastering tools for a pleasurable, performance-friendly Reason experience.
+ Apple Logic Studio
Logic Studio is a complete set of professional applications that lets you write, record, edit, mix, and perform. It’s also the largest collection of modeled instruments, sampler instruments, effect plug-ins, and audio loops ever put in a single box. So it’s easy to get amazing sounds and amazing-sounding recordings. Now you can tackle any stage of your project yourself — without losing your inspiration along the way.
Reaper's no-compromises 64-bit audio engine and 64-bit end-to-end signal path offer the maximum in resolution and headroom. Unlimited track counts, total routing freedom, draggable sends, beat-based audio templates, sidechain support for any plugin - REAPER gives you both power and flexibility. Reaper is voted the best Digital Audio Workstation by Music Radar.