Introduction to Sound and Recording
by Corcha Gómez
BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
In this course we will address the audio chain and its components, understanding how they interact in physical spaces; which will allow you to level your knowledge audio to make the right decisions when choosing and manipulating your work tools.
At the end of the course you will have the ability to make miking decisions for your recordings, based on the sound source and acoustics. You will understand the signal flow and its connections in stages.
Virtual. Classes will be taught through the Zoom platform. 8 weekly meetings.
Wednesday September 15 , 7 pm
Contents by class
Class 1: THE SOUND AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS
Sound waves - Amplitude, period and frequency, wavelength, phase - Harmonic content - Dynamic envelope - Propagation - The auditory system
Lecture 2: AUDIO CHAIN AND INTRODUCTION TO MIDI
Sample Rate and Bit Depth - ADC / DAC Basics - Audio Hardware Configuration - Introduction to MIDI Protocol
Class 3: CABLES AND CONNECTIONS
Connector types - Cables - Balanced and unbalanced signal - Direct boxes - Reamp boxes
Class 4: MICROPHONES
By type of transduction - By type of directional response - Frequency response - Stereo miking techniques - Acoustic sources
Class 5: CONSOLES, AUDIO BOARDS: Signal flow review - Consoles - Audio boards - Speakers -Headphones - Headphones vs. Monitors
Class 6: HOW TO ORGANIZE A RECORDING SESSION
Start New Session - Review Sound Settings - Create channels - Signal fix review - Recording - Gain structure - Audio cleaning and use of faders
Class 7: EQUALIZERS
Equalizer Type - Frequency Range x Instrument Review - Subtractive Equalization - Additive Equalization - Equalization Practice
Class 8: DYNAMIC AND EFFECT PROCESSORS
Dynamic envelope - Compressors and Expanders - Compressor type - Gate - Reverb - Reverb types and their parameters - Delay - Delay types and their parameters
No previous knowledge is needed, only pc management. This online course is aimed at:
◾ Musical producers
◾ General public who want to start in the world of professional audio
Prior to each class, a note will be delivered with bibliographic support on the subject, and they will also be accompanied by some audiovisual materials.
Corcha Gómez is a recording and post-production technician, graduated from the School of Sound and Production, Tecson. She develops in the area of live sound, mixing and mastering and in the delivery of workshops and specialization courses.
His most outstanding works intertwine sectors of culture and social movements such as the coordination and technical operation of sound in the emblematic Argentine Theater of the city of La Plata, in the Argentine Theater Center for Experimentation and Creation (TACEC), and in one of the most important social events in Argentina such as the Plurinational Encounter of Women and Dissidents.
At present he continues his higher studies at the National University of Quilmes within the Bachelor of Music and Technology. He works as sound technical staff at the UNLP Arts Center. She is also a sound engineer for different musical projects and works as a Mastering Engineer independently in her studio.