Audio Engineering / Music Production Training, Vancouver BC

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Nimbus School of Recording Arts Ltd, Vancouver BC:
Conveniently located on 2nd Avenue and Main Street just outside of downtown Vancouver BC, Nimbus School of Recording Arts Ltd is Canada's elite accredited music, media and recording industry training facility. We offer 12 month diploma programs and 8 month fast-track certificate programs. Diplomas are offered in Advanced Music Production, Beats & Urban Music Production, Post-Production and Game Audio and Live Sound & Recording, plus the option for 4 month post-graduate certificates. Our Advanced Music Business program is an intensive 8 month diploma. Both our Live Sound & Recording and Post-Production and Game Audio courses can be taken as an 8 Month Fast-Track Certificate.

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Music Production Certificate & Diploma Programs:
Photo of Audio Engineering / Music Production Training, Vancouver BCAll of our courses are 95%+ hands-on, and include mentorship from professional engineers, producers, managers and more. We cap our classes at 8 students so everyone gets quality time working world-class gear, including SSL consoles and ProTools digital work stations. Our studios are open 24/7 ensuring every students has access to dedicated studio time to work with bands and practice what they are learning. 

Advanced Music Production (12-month Diploma Program)
Advanced Music Production (AMP) from Nimbus School of Recording Arts is a one-year audio engineering and music production diploma program designed to teach you how professionals work to create world-class recordings from beginning to end.

From miking techniques, dynamic processing and advanced mixing/mastering to how producers get the best performances out of an artist, it takes equal parts technical and artistic skills to make legendary music. These are the lessons you only get from years of experience with the best in the industry and it doesn’t get any more real than this. Courses / modules include:

- Advanced mixing and mastering
- Understanding the role of the producer, history, project setup and preparation
- Artist and song selection, pre-production and rehearsal
- Producing bed tracks, overdubbing, sonic textures
- Familiarity with electronic and classical production
- Advanced editing techniques, multiple pitch correction strategies
- Dealing with conflict, human interactions, professional relationships and working with talent 

Image of Audio Engineering / Music Production Training, Vancouver BCBeats & Urban Music Production  (12-month Diploma Program)
Beats & Urban Music Production (BUMP) – Audio engineering and music production techniques in Hip Hop and Urban Music are changing the game by combining sounds from diverse genres with ground-breaking advances in music technology. Courses / modules include:

- Origins and culture of Hip Hop
- Sampling concepts
- Hip hop as a business strategy
- Hip Hop production secrets
- DAW, samplers, turntables, soft synths and plugins
- Advanced studio recording techniques
- Pre-production through to mastering
- Growing your sound bank and demo reel
- Going from “In The Box” to “Traditional” rooms, where digital meets analog
- Real-world projects from start to finish

Live Sound and Recording (12-month Diploma / 8-month Fast Track Certificate)
In the Nimbus Live Sound program, you’ll learn to use analogue and digital mixing boards, master live miking techniques, diagnose and fix problems on the fly, PA design, acoustic treatment and more. You’ll also gain hands on experience in a working venue at a weekly Nimbus powered live show.

After gaining a foundation in audio engineering, you’ll take your skills out into the city where you’ll learn to master live sound engineering at a real venue. You’ll be mentored by industry professionals in the studio and at venues across Vancouver gaining practical skills in live sound mixing and recording.

Post-Production & Game Audio (12-month Diploma / 8-month Fast Track Certificate) 
The Nimbus Post-Production and Game Audio program is a mentorship based hands-on specialization program equipping you to work in the exciting world of entertainment post-production sound. Learn audio post production and video game sound design for interactive environments.

As part of the Nimbus Post & Game Audio program you’ll learn to: effectively record and edit dialogue, create believable sound FX and Foley, work with talent, mix music for linear and interactive environments, and create and edit voice overs for games, animation, film and television.

Photos of Nimbus School of Recording Arts Ltd, Vancouver BCIntroduction to the Music Industry (12-month Diploma)
If you love music but you’re not sure which area you’d like to focus on yet, this introductory diploma program is a great way to whet your appetite. You will gain valuable foundations in audio engineering, production and the music business while gaining experience working in the music industry. 

A 12 Month Introduction to the Music Industry Diploma can lead to work as an:Advertising Audio Editor, Artist,Artist Manager, Audio Editor, Freelance Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Music Producer, Promoter, ProTools Operator, Recording Engineer, Studio Assistant Engineer, and more.

Advanced Music Business (8-month Diploma)
Nimbus Advanced Music Business students gain up-to-the-minute skills in the music business as it is today. Students of the Advanced Music Business program will run the Nimbus Record Label, promote albums and gain real, practical experience working with a functioning modern independent record label in Vancouver. 

Once you have gained your foundation in music business essentials, you are ready to go in depth into music business entrepreneurship and strategies including how to successfully run and manage a modern record label from A&R to music business accounting. You will also learn:

- Digital and physical distribution
- Manufacturing
- Royalties
- Artist contracts
- Artist management
- Copyright law
- Tour publicity, merchandising
- Working with international artists
- Contract riders and liability
- Working with the press
- Event management

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