Online Audio Recording Certificate

Online Recording Arts and Technology
Certificate Program

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Sunday March 18  1-6PM
How Sound affects us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually
with many heart opening meditations with sound.
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Sound Healing 3.5 Month Certificate Program at the Institute

Next full semester begins January 24th
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Online Sound Healing Certificate and/or Associates Degree

Next start time is January 18th, 23rd, or February 3rd
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Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate at the Institute

3.5 Month Program starts January 24th
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Online Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate

Next start time is in February 2018
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Sound Healing Winter Intensive

January 13th-24th and February 24th-March 6th
Everyday 10AM – 9:30 PM
Individual Courses Available
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Sound Healing Certificate Program – Summer Intensives

June 6th – 17th
$1485
Second 1/2 is August 4th – 14th
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The Certificate Program is the 1st Semester of the Associates Degree Program

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Mt. Shasta Sound Healing Retreat

July 21st and 22nd
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Root/Soul Frequency Assessment

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Audio Production Classes
ONLINE

Classes start every other week

Producing, Recording and Mixing
with an Understanding of How Sound Affects us
Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually

Learn How to Make Your Music Affect People
At a Deeper Level
(Regardless of the Style of Music you are Working on)

Designed for beginners or for those that know the basics.

Learn Recording, Mixing, Producing and ProTools from a Sound Healing Perspective
The program covers the use of ProTools (or other computer music Software).

• 11 Week Program – $1485
Designed to get you to the point where you can record, mix and produce.
You can do the class one day per week for 11 weeks
or you can do two classes per week over 6 weeks.
About 6 hours of lab homework required per class!

• Full Certificate Program – 22 Weeks – $3000
Designed to make you a master at using the software proficiently.

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Ideal Situation
We use a program like Skype. This is the ideal situation. You can see our computer screen with ProTools in real time, and we have it setup so you can hear the mix from ProTools on your headset in real time. You will have ProTools pulled up on your screen so you can immediately practice what you are seeing. Occasionally, we can also view your screen to critique what you are doing and give feedback. You will have plenty of time to ask questions directly. You will also be given homework assignments of at least 6 hours per week.

You will receive a 100 page reader and David’s book, “The Art of Mixing.” You will also receive multitrack files of various songs to load on your computer and mix.

There will be a final exam. However, you may take the course without getting credit if you would like to skip the exam.

Equipment Requirements
Protools is preferred. The information on how to use the equipment is valid for type Digital Audio Workstation. Therefore, you can also do the class with other software such Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Cakewalk, or Cubase — as long as you know the basics of how to run the software. With ProTools it is not necessary to know the basics. We can also help you figure out which ProTools system to buy (and can help you get an Educational discount).

USB Headset with mic built-in. The least expensive is just fine.

Optional (but highly recommended):
Spectrasonics Omnisphere Software Sound Module – Really cool sounds that are ideal for healing and raising consciousness.
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Drum Module – Simple drum module that makes it easy to develop a wide range of beats (including a full range of Dance beats).

Instructor
Live instruction with David Gibson (CLICK HERE for more information about David).

Office Hours, etc.
David will also be available by email randomly. Often he will get back to you almost immediately. Maximum time would normally only be 12 hours (except on weekends).

You will also be able to email other students with questions.

Course #
Hours

Course Descriptions

AP111
48 Hrs

Audio Recording and Production Art and Technology
16 Classes

This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply.

MORE DETAILS BELOW

Physics of Sound – The Harmonic Structure of Sound
The basic characteristics of sound are explored in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound. We explore
• Resonance
• Harmonics
• Volume Measurement and Perception
• Envelopes (Change in Volume over time)
• Phase Cancellation

ProTools Interface
In this class, you learn basic of editing, cutting and pasting, trimming, shortening or lengthening a whole song, fades, and crossfades. This is the only class that pertains specifically to ProTools – Digidesign’s Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system. Even this class is still useful in case you are using at programs like Logic or Ableton Live.

Effects
This class explains what all the effects do and how to use them. It also covers how they affect us physically, mentally and emotionally, which affects how you might use them in a particular song or production. The classes include:
• Frequencies. Using Equalizers
• Time Based Effects – Delays, Flanging, Phase Shifters, Choruses, Reverb – And how they Affect Us.
• Compressor/Limiters and Noise Gates
• Side Chains, Preverb, Autotune, Noise Reduction

MIDI Recording and Synthesizers
We cover how to use MIDI to play back a full range of synthesizers. We also explain how to embed binaural beats in music that are in tune with the key of the song (or your own home or Soul note). We create songs based on intentions where every part of the song is talking to every other part.

The Art of Producing
We explain all the things that a producer does for different styles of music. We then explain a step by step process for producing a project — critiquing and refining each of the 13 aspects of a song. We show you how to map out a song in detail in order to work with the overall song structure and arrangement.

The Art of Mixing
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. In-depth instruction on Mixing Theory using the Virtual Mixer Concept based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”
• Mastering and CD Pressing

Microphones
We cover all the different types of Microphones – Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon, and PZM, and discuss when to use one mic vs. another for different instruments and situations. How to mic instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice. We also explain what Direct Boxes do, all the settings on them, and various ways to use them.

Tuning Systems and Concert Pitch
We discuss how to tune your music to different concert pitches. Even more importantly we cover ancient tuning systems — Just Intonation, Pythagorean vs. Equal Tempered tuning systems — how to use them and create them in the audio program.

AP 101L
70 Hrs.

Audio Recording and Production Labs
Twelve 5 hour labs
The Labs provide enough hands-on time to run ProTools, do Recording, Mixing and Mastering from a PsychoAcoustic Perspective with facilitator assistance.
• Multitrack Mixing
• MIDI Music Composition
• Recording

AP222
30 Hrs.

Music Theory for Recording Engineers and Producers
10 classes

Understanding of musical intervals, chords, and chord progressions in order to expand your musical emotional capabilities when writing or producing a song. Music writing and composition in order to get your musical ideas into form and take them to the next level. Understanding or rhythm structures to help with rhythm composition.
• Staffs, Clefs, Time Signatures, Note recognition
• Intervals, Chord Structures and Harmonies
• Key Signatures and Scales
• Texture and Density
• Song Forms

Voice and Piano for Producers
To help with your own music production, but also as an Engineer or Producer it is important to be able to sing and play any musical ideas that you might have in your head.

$3800

Total Program – CLICK HERE for more information on Tuition and Payment Plans

Details of
Audio Recording and Production Art and Technology
Classes

This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply.

Physics of Sound – The Harmonic Structure of Sound
The basic characteristics of sound are explored in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.

Harmonics
Depending on the harmonic structure of a sound, sounds will affect you differently. When you understand the different harmonic structures create different calming or activating effects in us physically, mentally and emotionally — you know better how to choose sounds for a particular issues or intentions.
Also, it is important to understand that when you use an equalizer you are simply turning up or down the volume of harmonics that are present in a sound.
This class also gives you an expansive perspective on how the harmonic structure connects to nature mathematically. Knowing this allows you to create music that is more in alignment with nature. We then discuss another mathematical pattern, the Golden Mean – and how you might incorporate this basic structure of love and life into your production.

Phase Cancellation and Envelopes
In this class we look at what Decibels mean and how we perceive differences in volumes — important for setting relative volumes in a mix. We also discuss Envelopes or “Change in Volume over Time” and how they effect us emotionally. Finally, we discuss phase cancellation and how to deal with it when miking an instrument with more than one microphone. We also cover the esoteric meaning of phase cancellation.

ProTools Interface
In this class, you learn basic of editing, cutting and pasting, trimming, shortening or lengthening a whole song, fades, and crossfades. This is the only class that pertains specifically to ProTools – Digidesign’s Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system. Even this class is still useful in case you are using at programs like Logic or Ableton Live.

Effects
This class explains what all the effects do and how to use them. It also covers how they affect us physically, mentally and emotionally, which affects how you might use them in a particular song or production. The classes include:

Frequencies. Using Equalizers
We know all the frequencies by heart (we are frequency beings), but it is important to get to know them by name. We cover all the archetypal healing frequencies from 1 hertz to the dolphin range of 500,000 hertz. We also map different frequencies to chakras, which is helpful for learning the frequencies and getting them in the body — and to understand different types of frequency arrangement. We then explain all the knobs on an Equalizer, and cover a detailed but extremely simple technique for using one.

Time Based Effects – Delays, Flanging, Phase Shifters, Choruses, Reverb – And how they Affect Us.
We explain all the parameters of each effect and how they are commonly used in different styles of music. We then look at how they effect our heart rate, brainwave states, and consciousness.

Compressor/Limiters and Noise Gates
We cover all of the settings in Compressor/Limiters and exactly how to use them on individual instruments and when mastering a whole song or CD. We also discuss compression settings for sound healing projects to create a deeper state of peace. We also explain how to use noise gates to isolate sounds, get rid of noise and bleed from other instruments and clean up the mix in general.

Side Chains, Preverb, Autotune, Noise Reduction
Side chains allow you to add low bass sounds to a kick drum, or white noise to a snare, or trippy sounds to vocals. We cover how to create backwards reverb effects. Autotune allows you to tune individual notes within an instrument. Finally, we look at some noise reduction effects that can take a buzz out of a a sound while it is playing.

MIDI Recording and Synthesizers
We cover how to use MIDI to play back a full range of synthesizers including a bit on Spectrasonics’ programs Stylus RMX and Omnisphere, which are incredible for doing Sound Healing music production. We cover

Introduction to MIDI –
First, we explore the difference between Audio and MIDI recording, including sampling rates and bit depth in order to get the best quality recording possible. We cover how to hook up MIDI instruments (keyboards mostly) and record them using MIDI, allowing you to transpose and quantize the timing really easily. We show you how to record a song with a keyboard from scratch, and then have you create your own song using the Sound Modules in ProTools. We also explain how to edit and mix MIDI instruments, including Quantization and Transposition.

More MIDI, Binaural Beats, and Creating a Sound Hologram –
We continue with some more details and tricks on how to create complex arrangements with MIDI. We then explain the different brainwave states: Delta, Theta, Alpha, etc., and how to create binaural beats to entrain the brain into these states. We then have you create a song with binaural beats that is tuned to your own key — your root/soul frequency, or the key of the song. We show you how to create a musical hologram where the pitch of the song matches the tempo, the brainwaves, the heart, and the breath – so that every part of the song is talking to every other part — making the sound incredibly powerful.

The Art of Producing
We explain all the things that a producer does for different styles of music. We then explain a step by step process for producing a project — critiquing and refining each of the 13 aspects of a song. We show you how to map out a song in detail in order to work with the overall song structure and arrangement. This includes
• Holding Intention in a Recording Session
• Various types of Producers – Executive, Music, Engineering
• What it takes to be a great Producer
• Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
• Inspiring Great Performances

The Art of Mixing
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. In-depth instruction on Mixing Theory using the Virtual Mixer Concept based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”
• Mastering and CD Pressing

Structures of Mixes 1
We explain David’s system for visualizing sounds between the speakers and then use the system to explain all the different structures of mixes possible. We cover each of the dynamics (feelings and emotions) that can be created with the four tools you have in a mix: Volume, Panning, EQ, and Effects. You will then be able to conceptualize the type of mix you want to create before you even start mixing.

Structures of Mixes 2
We show a wide range of visuals of songs in real time and discuss what the engineer did. We cover the concept of “Focus of Attention” in a mix, whereby you create a focus on magic in the mix. We cover the concept of perceiving the mix from “inside the music” — a technique that allows you to perceive the mix from a higher perspective.

Mastering
We cover how to master a full CD with compression, a mastering limiter, setting time between songs, and balancing volumes and equalization from song to song.

Microphones

We cover all the different types of Microphones – Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon, and PZM, and discuss when to use one mic vs. another for different instruments and situations. How to mic instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice. We also explain what Direct Boxes do, all the settings on them, and various ways to use them.

Tuning Systems and Concert Pitch
We discuss how to tune your music to different concert pitches. Even more importantly we cover ancient tuning systems — Just Intonation, Pythagorean vs. Equal Tempered tuning systems — how to use them and create them in the audio program.

 

Other Topics Covered

1. The hierarchy of sound and music:

a. Frequencies – There are archetypal frequencies that have been used since the beginning of time to affect us.
b. Timbres – Different harmonic structures affect us in very specific ways.
c. Musical Intervals and Chords – The relationship between two frequencies or more can be used to create specific states of consciousness.
d. Music (Changing musical intervals and frequencies) – When musical intervals and frequencies change (or stay the same) over time we then add rhythm as another component affecting our entire system. Specific rhythms will entrain the heart, brain, and nervous system.

2. Use of Intention. It has now been proven scientifically in multiple controlled studies that Intention is effective. It has also been shown that Intention gets embedded in the music and is then transmitted through to the listener during playback. Holding intention consistently through the entire recording process — during composition, performance, recording and mixing – can dramatically add to the intensity of a project.

3. Full frequency range of sounds. As shown by the research of Alfred Tomatis, every frequency is a nutrient. Therefore, using the full frequency range of sounds affects your entire system at every level.

4. Harmonic structures that support the intention of each song. Odd harmonics activate; Even harmonics calm. Even pure sounds (versus rich and complex timbres) have a completely different effect on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

5. Tempos set to the breath. When you set the basic tempo to a really slow breath the music taps into a person’s bio rhythms at a much deeper level. When the chords follow the in and out breath they entrain your breath into a deeper state of relaxation. It also makes it so the listener can consciously breathe along with most of the songs.

6. Use of binaural beats to entrain the brain into a variety of brainwave states. It is now possible to embed frequencies in the music that will subconsciously entrain the listener’s brain into a particular brainwave state (gamma, beta, alpha, theta, delta). When two notes are detuned the difference between the two notes creates a 3rd frequency which is below our normal hearing level. This 3rd frequency entrains your brain into delta (deep sleep or meditation), theta (creative day dreaming), or alpha (relaxed awareness). When you listen on headphones you get the extra added benefit of left and right brain synchronization through the Corpus Callosum, which connects the left and right brain.

7. Peaceful Endings. One of the most important aspects of Sound Healing is when the sound or music ends — leaving you in a place of perfect peace. There are specific techniques you can use to maximize this effect.

8. We will discuss many other Sound Healing music production techniques based on Timbre, Musical Intervals, Modes, and Energy Flow.

9. Ancient tuning systems such as Just Intonation and Pythagorean tuning systems tap into a mathematical structure that resonates throughout nature (including our solar system).

10. Simply tuning Concert Pitch to a frequency that is more in tune with nature can have a dramatic effect (particularly for sensitive types).

11. High Frequencies activate the mind; Low Frequencies calm the body.

12. Consistent patterns let the mind then focus on other deeper aspects of the sound and consciousness because your brain no longer needs to track changes. Changing patterns activate the brain – particularly for learning and productivity (Mozart Effect).

13. The iso-priniciple can be used to match a person’s mood in order latch on to their current state of mind, so you can then slowly change it.

14. Left and right placement of sounds in a mix access different parts of our brain, and different structures of mixes can actually approximate Sacred Geometry Structures.

15. Various effect parameters (compressor/limiters, delays, flanging, chorusing, phasing and reverb) affect our emotions and brainwaves.

Advanced Audio Classes
For those who are already proficient in Recording and Mixing.
Take your recording and mixing to a whole other level
using Sound Healing and PsychoAcoustic techniques.

This is the same program but you skip the basics of what you already know.
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ONLINE AUDIO RECORDING CLASSES

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