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Audio Recording Fundamentals

SS Course: 3000486

Course Overview


In this hands-on, two-day Audio Recording Fundamentals training course, you will learn how to create high quality sound recordings using professional recording equipment, best practices, and time-tested techniques. You will use arrangements of various types of microphones and recorders. 


Scheduled Classes

11/09/20 - CTB - 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 110 - Columbia-ThinkB!G or Virtual

What You'll Learn


During the course of the training, students will be learning how to use standard types of microphones and recorders, and explore emerging trends in the Professional Audio Industry. This course is useful for Audio & Video Professionals using applications such as Adobe Audition Premiere Pro, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Media Composer, and for eLearning Professionals using applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Camtasia (for eLearning Voiceovers, etc.)


Viewing outline for:

1. Core Knowledge 
Signal Chain
Types of Microphones
Types of Connections
How Audio is Recorded Digitally (Sample Rate, Bit Rate)
Audio Files

2. Using Omni-Directional Microphones
Typical Use Cases
Pros and Cons
Best Practices
Affordable High-Quality Options

3. Using Shotgun Microphones
Typical Use Cases
Pros and Cons
Best Practices
Affordable High-Quality Options

4. Using Lavaliere Microphones
Typical Use Cases
Pros and Cons
Best Practices
Affordable High-Quality Options

5. Stereo Recording
Mic Placement Styles
Style Pros and Cons

6. A Brief Intro to Ambisonic Recording
Pros and Cons

7. Practical Applications 
The second day of training focuses on more Practical Applications, so if you’re using Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, or Audition you will be able to have hands-on experience with it.



All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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No previous photography lighting experience is required. It is useful for students to have experience with digital cameras and Adobe software products.

    Who Should Attend


    Multimedia Professional and eLearning Developers that are new to Production

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