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Recording Arts / Audio Engineering Programs in California

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The Recording Arts Center, San Diego:
The Recording Arts Center operates out of a dedicated training space within Studio West, the largest and most established recording studio in San Diego County, Southern California. In this location, students also have access to special reduced rates on Pro Tools HD rigs in our dedicated Edit Suites. TRAC offers a wide variety of classes with flexible schedules that are designed to give students the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the world of audio engineering and post production. At TRAC we are proud of our affiliations with some of the leaders in audio production. We offer certifications from such industry leaders as Digidesign and Waves, and you will be learning on state of the art digital audio workstations built around Apple computers and Digidesign Pro Tools hardware. And since the school is located within Studio West, TRAC students get the chance to work on consoles from Solid State Logic, and use microphones from industry leaders like Neuman and AKG.

Music Creation
Topics covered:

Audio Recording Techniques
The key principles of sound/hearing and acoustics - Microphones: design and techniques - Signal flow and gain structure - The basics of signal processing - Understanding recording terminology

Pro Tools 101
File structure and navigation - Edit tools and edit modes - Time scales, ruler views and MIDI controls - How to creaPhoto of Recording Arts / Audio Engineering Programs in Californiate and manage tracks - How to locate, open and save sessions - Making your first recording - How to import media into your session - Making your first MIDI recording - Basic editing techniques - Basic mixing techniques - How to manage and finalize a session

Signal Processing with Waves
Installation and authorization of Waves plug ins - Features and usage of EQ processors (featuring the Waves Renaissance EQ) - Features and usage of compressors (featuring the Waves Renaissance Compressor and the C1 Parametric Compander) - Features and usage of reverb (featuring the Waves Renaissance Reverb) - Features and usage of delays (featuring the Waves SuperTap)

The Art of Mixing
How to prepare for a mix session - Approaches to mixing and the importance of listening levels and environment - Historical perspective and different approaches to mixing (hardware vs. 'in the box') - Understanding and applying mixing concepts: balance, EQ, panning dimension, dynamics and monitoring - Mix down formats and preparation for mastering

Advanced Music
For the audio professional or serious hobbyist.

Topics covered:

Pro Tools 110
Controlling Pro Tools - Managing sessions and tracks - Recording MIDI and audio - Working in a relative timescale - Editing MIDI - Editing audio - Automation Mixing

Pro Tools 201
Pro Tools|HD overview - Customizing Pro Tools to your session requirements - Session management - Selection techniques - Editing tecImage of Recording Arts / Audio Engineering Programs in Californiahniques - Using automation - Mixing - In-depth plug-in usage - Completing a session - Creating a final mixdown

The Art of Mixing
How to prepare for a mix session - Approaches to mixing and the importance of listening levels and environment - Historical perspective and different approaches to mixing - Understanding and applying mixing concepts - Mix down formats and preparation for mastering

Industry Certifications
- Pro Tools Operator (Music)
- Pro Tools Operator (Post)
- Pro Tools Expert (Music)
- Pro Tools Expert (Post)
- Signal Processing with Waves

Pro Tools Training
Pro Tools 101
Pro Tools 110
Pro Tools 201
Pro Tools 210M
Pro Tools 210P
Pro Tools 310M
Pro Tools 310P
Pro Tools Operator Certification
Pro Tools Expert Certification I
Pro Tools Expert Certification II

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Address: Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-03-29 were from:

San Ysidro; San Diego; La Jolla; MURRIETA; and more.
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