Audio Recording Fundamentals Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

ThinkB!G Exclusive LogoDuration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland near Baltimore, Washington D.C., Virginia region.
Virtually Online Live (VOLT) From Anywhere! Students Join the Same In Person Class Remotely.
Upon Request: Onsite Custom Private Training at Your Location!

Course Description: In this two-day Audio Recording Fundamentals training course, you will learn best practices of creating high-quality sound recordings and time-tested techniques. You will gain knowledge about arrangements of various types of microphones and recorders and explore emerging technologies in the professional audio industry. This course is useful for Audio & Video Professionals using applications such as Adobe Audition, Audacity, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, and for eLearning Professionals using applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Camtasia (for eLearning voiceovers or narration, etc.)

Prerequisites: No previous audio recording experience is required. It is useful for students to have experience with audio recording equipment and Adobe software products.

Job Roles That Use Audio Recording:
Multimedia Professional and eLearning Developers that are new to Production

Projects That Use Audio Recording:
Video, Mobile, Web, and DVD Multimedia, and eLearning Development, Recording Voiceovers, Podcasting, Video Production, Radio Production, Training Tutorials, Narration

Audio Recording Fundamentals Course Outline

1. Sound Fundamentals
Sound Waves
Frequency
Amplitude
Decibels
Sound Pressure Level
Signal Measurement
Amplitude versus Volume
Phase
Peaking
Loudness Levels
Audio Gain
Voice Levels
Echoes and Reverberation
Digital Audio: Sample Rate/Bit Rate
Signal Chain
Types of Microphones
Types of Connections
Audio File Formats
VU Levels

2. Microphone Basics
Dynamic Microphones
Condenser Microphones
Frequency Response
Microphone Polar Patterns
On-axis/Off-axis Response
Inverse Square Law
Microphone Accessories
Shock Mounts
Wind Protection
Rain Protection

3. Monitoring Your Meters
Sound Quality
Recording Levels
Reading Audio Levels
Headphones
Monitoring a Multitrack Recorder
Line Level & Master Out Levels
Interference & Interruptions
Noise vs. Sound
Crew Communication
Room Tone

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

5. Using Shotgun Microphones
Typical Use Cases
Pros and Cons
Best Practices
Mon vs Stereo Channel Shotgun Mics
Affordable High-Quality Options”

6. Using Lavalier Microphones
Typical Use Cases
Pros and Cons
Best Practices
Working with talent & Wardrobe Mic Placement
Mono Channel Recording with Lava
Affordable High-Quality Options

7. Recording with an External Recorder
Multitrack Recorders
On board Mics & Line Inputs
XLR, HDMI & USB Mic Cables
ISO Tracks (ISOlation track)
The Mix Track
Track Assignment
Media Delivery
Meters
Calibrating Equipment
Choosing a Professional Recorder

8. Recording Better Audio on a Tablet or Phone
Recording better audio on a mobile device
Splitting the audio jack
Attaching a shotgun mic
Attaching a lavaliere mic
Attaching a professional mic
Professional mic with a consumer adapter

9. Stereo Recording vs. Mono Recording and Mic Placement
When to use a Mono vs. stereo recording
Mic Placement Styles for Stereo
Style Pros and Cons for Stereo
Good Mic placement
Single or Multiple Microphones
Understanding phase cancelation
Checking polarity
Checking the phase

10. A Brief Intro to Ambisonic Recording
Why use Ambisonic Recording
Equipment
Pros and Cons

11. Editing Your Audio
Basic Editing w/ Adobe Premiere Pro
Syncing External Audio with Video
Using Audio for Multi-cam Syncing
Mixing in Adobe Audition
Audio Mixing Track (Wet & Dry)

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files for Use During Training (Online Live Students can LOG ON to ThinkB!G Computers for No Installs)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jul 19, 2021 Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
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Monday, Nov 01, 2021 Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
Reviews

Average Review: 4.8 out of 5 - 5 Reviews

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I love taking courses at your facility.
"I love taking courses at your facility. Your courses are well thought and executed. You also have great staff." - Samantha, FDA (Audio Recording Fundamentals Training)
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This is my second training that I have attended.
"This is my second training that I have attended. I have enjoyed both and learned a few great items. One thing I would like to see is a longer option on some of the training (Like JavaScript). A couple weeks of this would be very beneficial." - Rebecca, DOD (Audio Recording Training)
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Always Impressed by the Top-Notch Instruction
"I've participated in half a dozen or so trainings here and am always impressed by the top-notch instruction. I've always been able to immediately put into practice what I've learned." - Carole M., FDA (Audio Recording Fundamentals Course)
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Had a Great Time at Think BIG.
"Had a great time at Think BIG. Great location and amenities!" - Andrew S., US Treasury (Audio Recording Fundamentals Training)
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Learned a Great Deal of Practical Applications for Using Microphones and Editing
"I loved the class - great instructor and fellow students! I learned a great deal of practical applications for using microphones and editing of the audio." - Margaret G., USDA (Audio Recording Fundamentals Training Class)