Courses

1 Year
Certification Course

Module based course

Advanced
Specialization Course

Module based course

Modules

JUNE

Basic Principles of Sound

Definition and understanding of Sound; Waves and Oscillation

Frequency, Amplitude and Wavelength and how it relates to Audio

Understanding Phases and Polarity Evolution of Sound

Understanding Harmonics and Overtone and how it relates to the music

Frequency Bandwidth and Octave Ranges

Decibels and Metering

Noise, Distortion and Basic Electronics

JULY

Microphone, Speakers & Signal Processing

Dynamic Microphone

Condenser Microphones

Electreset and Ribbon Microphone

Directionality and Polar Patterns

Practical 1

Dynamic Speaker Functionality

Full Range, Mid, Tweeter and Subwoofer

Speaker Design, Crossover and Monitor Configuration

Understanding all Speaker Specs

Build your Own Speaker

AUGUST

Protools

Introduction to Pro Tools

History of Avid

Types of Protools System

Basic Recording

Signal Flow, i/o, playback, preferences, buffer size

Hardware Software Configuration

Editing/ Time Quantization

Beat Detective, TCE, Types of Grids, Manual editing, Elastic Audio

Balancing

SEPT

Recording & Techniques

Understanding Freq Spectrum

Listening exercise

Signal flow Studio A

Patching, Routing

Pro Tools Configuration in Recording

Microphones (application)

Preamps

Setting up Pro tools

Recording Techniques (Mono and Stereo)

Understanding Characteristics of mic

Record - vox, gtr, gtramp, piano, percussion

Multi Miking for drum rec

What is Timbre and Timber of an instrument

Rec in context of song

Assignment Make a cover song with rec elements

Role of a Recording Engineer

Assignment Live Band Recording

How to record Overdubs

OCT

Mixing and Mastering

Ear Training

Creating a Balance, key factors that determine the driving force of a Mix

Understanding Width, Depth, and Height of a Mix

Understanding Frequency Range on Instruments

Taking a correct brief for a Mix

Philosophy of Mixing and different approaches

Developing a Focal Point in your Mix

Working with Low End

Practical 1: Build your Balance

Deconstruct Mix 1

Deconstruct Mix 2

Different approaches to Mixing

Intro to Mastering

NOV-DEC

Music Production

Intro to Ableton

History of Ableton

Looping

Special Features of Ableton

Creative Audio Sequencing

Wrapping and Sampling

Max for Live

Advanced MIDI

Synthesis

Music Appreciation Session

Deconstruction of Music

Implementation of everything to structure a composition

Programming Percussion / Rhythm

Creating a song from scratch (practical + assignment)

Creative use of Effects

JANUARY

ACOUSTICS & AUDIO ELECTRONICS

Absorption, Reflection and Transmission

Boundary Reflections and Room Node

Golden Ratios

Construction Materials

Practical 1: Design your Room

REW

Understanding Waterfalls, RT60 and FR

Intro to Audio Electronics

Intro to Audio Electronics 2

Practical 2: Build an Amplifier

FEBRUARY

FILM SOUND

Intro to Location Sound 1

Intro to Location Sound 2

Understanding Edits and Tracklaying

Surround Setups and Art of Panning

Practical 1: Location Recording

Intro to Sound Design

Foley

Mixing in Surround 1

Mixing in Surround 2

Practical 2: Film Appreciation and Sound Design Breakdown

MARCH

Live Sound

Setting Up for Live Sound

Know your Console

Monitor Mixes

Mixing at FOH

Speakers, Amplifiers and Signal Processors

Problem Solving

Expanders, Noise Gates Applications and Settings

Planning your processing and Mix

APRIL

music theory

Music Theory

Basics of tonality

Chord building and voice leading

Introduction to modes

Cadences and progressions

Building melodies

Harmonic treatment of melodies

MAY

Additional classes

MUSIC BUSINESS

PHYSICS REVISION CLASSES

FINAL PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

PORTFOLIO BUILDING

HOW TO APPLY FOR JOBS

ADDITIONAL STUDIO TIME

PLACEMENTS

Course Highlights

Flexible Course structure with elective modules

CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH THE INDUSTRY’S TOP PROFESSIONALS AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS

TOP 2 STUDENTS FROM THE BATCH WILL BE SELECTED FOR A YEAR LONG apprenticeship programAT GRAY SPARK AUDIO

IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF SOFTWARES LIKE PROTOOLS, LOGIC AND NUENDO ON MACS

MONTHLY INSTALMENTS/ PAYMENT FLEXIBILITY - VALUE FOR MONEY

Who is a Sound Engineer?

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Sound Engineer v/s Sound Technician

While the job roles seem similar from a distance they have a huge difference . A perfect analogy would be that of a mechanical engineer to a mechanic. While both work in the same domain an Engineer is somebody who brings ingenuity to a product or process while a mechanic or a technician merely executes somebody else’s vision and is always a part and never the whole.

At Gray Spark we aim at mentoring future engineers who have a creative vision , identity and extensive knowledge of the subject so they can make a mark and lead the way in a very competitive market.

What Should a Sound Engineer Know?

A Sound Engineer should have core knowledge of Physics, Mathematics and Electronics and Should have a keen ear , a good musical Sensibility and should be willing to work hard.

At Gray Spark Audio & Sound Engineering Academy we shall provide you practical and theoretical knowledge so you can do anything from making a world class song to making the speakers depending on where your interest lies. We shall guide you and make you a great sound engineer , and one that you envision to be. You can go through our Blog, How do you know if Sound Engineering is for YOU!