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Music Creation, Production And Sound Techniques

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The art and technique of what is heard

From the studio to the live act, from the sound mixing table of a live concert, the production, creation to mastering.

Integration in the musical scene through the development of writing and composition skills, as well as technical knowledge about studio and live performance and production.

Studio and mixing table practice, recording and editing software, perception of mixing equilibrium and the mastering process.

During the course you will have access to recording/production studios, audio post-production and mastering rooms, stage concert environments, in partnership with Box Music Studios

Learn from trainers who are active in the musical scene, the necessary tools to transform your ideas into music, at a professional level.
Course Plan
2 Years
720 hours + 240 hour Internship
Classes from October to July

Participant Limit

Mínimum:8
Maximum:16
24 x 287,50€
+180€ Application fee
By concluding this training, you will have the possibility to participate in our European Mobility Project ERASMUS+.

PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS



After completing 2 years of this course, you are able to apply for a 3rd curricular year of the Creative Audio Production and Sound Engineering course in the Catalyst Music, Institute for Creative Arts and Technology school, in Berlin, Germany; or at ETIC in Lisbon, where you can obtain an Academic Training equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 of the European Qualification Framework).

Recipients

Musicians, music creators and sound artists who want to expand their skills of sound creation and manipulation. Recently graduated college students who are looking for specialized training as an alternative to the University. Active professionals who want to strengthen their knowledge, namely in the sound technique field, as well as widen their professional involvement perspectives in the area.

Professional Opportunities

  • Music Producer/Composer.
  • Mixing and Mastering Technician.
  • DJ and VJ.
  • Producer/Composer for audiovisual projects.
  • Sound Technicians and Assistants.
  • Sound Technicians specialized in post-production of sound for the audiovisual, music, film and television industries and the new media.
  • Sound Technicians specialized in Radio broadcast techniques, audio mastering, archive and sound restoration.

Course Content

HISTORY OF MUSIC AND SOUND RECORDING

  • The XX century and the origin of electronic music
  • Classical electronic music, dancing electronic music, pop music, krautrock, experimental music, dub, acid house, trance music, among other musical genre 
  • The history of sound recording, from the early days of the analogue to the present day
  • Analogue, digital and laser registration procedures 

MUSICAL LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

  • Basic music theory
  • How to build a song
  • Midi theory and techniques
  • Communication with midi  between hardware and software com midi
  • Composition, arrangement techniques and sound editing software 

ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

  • Introduction to the fundamental concepts of electricity: Ohm’s law and the power equation

HEARING TRAINING

  • Learn to listen - auditory training for a perfect capture
  • Human ear

DIGITAL AUDIO

  • Numeric Systems used in digital electronics
  • Digital Audio in terms of frequency and amplitude
  • Audio convertors 

STUDIO TECHNIQUES

  • Sound and Music capture and recording: Principles of microphone functionality 
  • Stereo capture techniques
  • Multiple instrument capture techniques

EDITING, PROCESSING AND MIXING

  • Equalization, leveling and distributing sound in stereo
  • Dynamic and effect processors - compressors, gates, reverbs, etc.
  • Plug-ins, virtual tools associated to the actual musical production technology
  • Final mixing mastering and finishing techniques 

SOUND FOR IMAGE

  • Sound for film, video and multimedia 
  • Live sound, reference sound and post produced Bruitage or Foley, dubbing and ADR
  • Sound directed for the audiovisual language

MUSICAL ACOUSTICS AND APPLIED ARCHITECTURE (Electroacoustics)

  • Analysis and correction of specific environments for sound capture
  • Calculate reverberation time
  • Identify stationary waves and resonance in an acoustic space 

LIVE SOUND

  • Learn the necessary techniques for setting up and operating a live a event - PA set up
  • Stages and regies: theaters, auditorims, outdoor stages and régies

MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

  • Music programming, editing and recording techniques 

MIDI SAMPLING AND SOUND SYNTHESIZING

  • Sound synthesis
  • The architecture of a synthesizer: vco, vcf, vca, lfo e env gen
  • Automation and modulation
  • Other types of synthesis: additive, fm, granular
  • The sampler and its architecture
  • The midi language and protocols 

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR VIDEO GAMES

  • Understand and develop skills for the conception and production of sound and music for the video game industry

MUSIC PROMOTION AND COMMERCIALIZATION

  • Personal promotion. Copyright e royalties. Hiring and Booking. Relationship with discography producers
  • The universe of an electronic music producer. Consultancy with professionals of the field
  • Elaboration of a portfolio. Occupying an advertisement spot 
  • Channeling projects
  • Media promotion and dissemination
  • Pages online: Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, among others

MASTERING AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF AUDIO SUPPORTS

  • Mastering audio - preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source, containing the final mix, into a storage device (master) and its respective function 
  • Learn methods like pressing, duplication and replication

AUDIO DJ / LIVE MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

  • The most used softwares and hardwares in electronic music 
  • Live performance sequencing techniques. Live performance preparation
  • Dance music production and remix
  • Music construction and deconstruction
  • Composition musical loops and beats and real time control
  • Digital and analog digging techniques, with vinyl and digital files
  • Computer synchronization for live acts

FINAL PROJECT I and II

  • Music creation project, from concept to mastering, scheduling the diverse phases o the process; Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Live act.

MASTERCLASS

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

INTERNSHIP

  • 240h Curricular Internship

Teachers

Teachers

Facilities and Equipment

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  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment
  • BoxMusic Sound Studio
  • Audio Editing  and Mastering Regie 
  • Dedicated Audio Interfaces and individual headphones
  • MIDI Keyboards: Arturia KeyLab, MicroLab and M-Audio
  • MIDI Controllers: Ableton Push 2 and AKAI APC mini
  • Eletric Piano: Yamaha CP88
  • Synthesizers: Arturia MiniBrute, Arturia MatrixBrute; Arturia MicroFreak, Yamaha Reface line - CP, DX, CS and YC models; Behringer Model D; Novation Bass Station II
  • Rhythmbox: Arturia DrumBrute
  • Turntable: Numark PT-01 Scratch
  • DJ Controllers: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol
  • Mixing Table: Behringer X32, with JBL Tops and Subwoofers, and The Box Pro, DI’s
  • 15 microphones for different sound capturing formats
  • Softwares: Ableton Live, Analog Lab, DRC, Pro Tools, Waves Gold Bundle, Ozone.

Facilities and Equipment

AnteriorSeguinte
  • Classrooms with individual workstations in an Apple environment
  • BoxMusic Sound Studio
  • Audio Editing  and Mastering Regie 
  • Dedicated Audio Interfaces and individual headphones
  • MIDI Keyboards: Arturia KeyLab, MicroLab and M-Audio
  • MIDI Controllers: Ableton Push 2 and AKAI APC mini
  • Eletric Piano: Yamaha CP88
  • Synthesizers: Arturia MiniBrute, Arturia MatrixBrute; Arturia MicroFreak, Yamaha Reface line - CP, DX, CS and YC models; Behringer Model D; Novation Bass Station II
  • Rhythmbox: Arturia DrumBrute
  • Turntable: Numark PT-01 Scratch
  • DJ Controllers: Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol
  • Mixing Table: Behringer X32, with JBL Tops and Subwoofers, and The Box Pro, DI’s
  • 15 microphones for different sound capturing formats
  • Softwares: Ableton Live, Analog Lab, DRC, Pro Tools, Waves Gold Bundle, Ozone.

Portfolios

Portfolios

Pricing ​​

Monthly Fees:
18 x 383,33€
+100€ Application fee
24 x 287,50€
+180€ Application fee
Special Discounts (not combinable):
-10%
save 690€
Application until 31/08
-12,5%
save 862,50€
Full payment until 31/08;
Former Trainees - Instalments
(+100€ Application fee)
-7,5%
save 517,50€
Full payment
after 01/09
(+ 100€ Application fee)
-15%
save 1035€
Full payment by former trainees
(+ 100€ Application fee)

Application Process

Schedule a personal interview at:

  • info@eticalgarve.com
  • 289 823 359 / 960 309 550

Optional - send an email answering the following questions: 

  • Why am I applying for this course? 
  • What are my motivations? 
  • What are my professionals aspirations? 

Attend the interview previously scheduled by the Pedagogical Director:

  • Present your portfolio
  • Await for the results of your application

The applications take place between the months of June and October, until the beginning of the school year and classes, as long as there are vacancies in the courses. 

These can be done after the verification of the admission conditions, upon the payment of the registration and submitting the following documents: 

  • Curriculum vitae / Biography
  • 1 passport photo (digital or printed)
  • Certificate of habilitations 
  • Documents from the Candidate and the Responsible for the payment (National Identification Card + Taxpayer Identification Number + Proof of Address: water, electricity or telephone bills or driving license) 
  • Completing and Signing the application form and the training contract

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