2 weeks - 80 hours

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2 weeks - 80 hours

The ADVANCED Program enhances the experience of CORE Program Alumni. With a strong foundation in place, the finer points of production can be more deeply exercised in ADVANCED situations & session work.

Students become faster and smoother in hardware and software as well as mixing console operation. They gain increased confidence and an assertiveness to tackle bigger projects. They gain more abilities in the role of music producer, event production operation, mixing and facilitation. The ADVANCED experience is an effective bridge between learning in an academic setting and the demands of the “real world”.

For students who want to build and operate their own project studios or start their own event production company, the ADVANCED curriculum offers a deeper insight including studio acoustics, DAW system design and setup along with more demanding event clients and situations. The ADVANCED program also teaches how to locate common points of failure in a recording system or a live event situation and how to fix these problems – skills that can save the day when things inevitably break down.

The ADVANCED Program is offered right after the CORE Program. Each day includes extensive studio and event production experience along with lecture activity.


Our Curriculum

Our ever-evolving curriculum includes updates to Avid ProTools, Apple Logic, DOLBY ATMOS and Davinci Resolve fundamentals. LIVE EVENT audio, lighting & streaming… Midas, Chamsys, and Black Magic Design Controllers. Real concerts in a real theater - produced by you!

Advanced Recording Sessions

ADVANCED students work with our most select bands. The sessions run longer than in the CORE Program, and teams see song projects through from start to finish. The teaching style is different too. Our instructors sometimes refrain from talking in technical terms, and instead approach the sessions like a non-engineering producer. This emulates the real-world scenario where engineers have to interpret the desires of a non-technical creative partner. For some session work, students take the lead on all production decisions, with the instructor stepping in only if there’s a major problem.

Advanced Production

After tracks are recorded, but before final mixing, there are crucial production steps that can make a huge difference. Some are simply a “clean-up” of the tracks that make the downstream workflow easier to manage and pass along. Other pre-mixing production processes can be far more radical - taking those recorded tracks and twisting them into alternate versions that can give a song its defining signature.

Advanced Mixing Sessions

Having raised the bar during recording and applying any subsequent production processing, the tracks are tighter and more polished for mixing. For some of these mixing sessions, our instructors steer the process in the role of heavily involved producer. And for other mixes, instructors pull back to give students all the responsibility for outcome.

Advanced Mastering

Building on top of the experience in the CORE Program, ADVANCED students deepen their skill in preparing mixed material for delivery to various distribution paths. iZotope’s Ozone software is the primary tool used for these studio activities.

Advanced Music Score Project

Students create a music bed to compliment and enhance the emotional impact of a promo trailer for a video game in this extensive, multi-part project. It features a deep emphasis on using virtual instruments and MIDI performance loops. Students also gain skills in moving tracks between the DAW environments of Logic Pro X and Pro Tools.

Advanced Sound-for-Picture Project

These classes build upon the project experience of the CORE Program. The ADVANCED sound-for-picture project is much more complex and involves many more sound elements needed for an extended movie scene. Mixing the audio in 5.1 surround is another distinction of this advanced project.

Advanced Student Music Project

In the CORE Program, student music projects lean towards a “band” approach to song creation. In the ADVANCED Program, student music projects utilize more MIDI production technologies that can supplement the “band” approach.

System Install/Setup

Students gain experience in proper system hookup and cable management. Once it’s all connected, there are initial settings of hardware and software needed to get it all operating smoothly.

System Troubleshooting

Failure points are created in audio systems for students to find and fix. Coached to use logical flowcharts and the process of elimination, students get more skilled and faster at uncovering these problems.

Room Tuning

The interaction of audio monitors with room dimensions, surface treatments and corrective signal processing is measured and optimized using reference microphones and analysis software.

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Lecture Topics

  • Advanced Recording
  • Advanced Production
  • Advanced Mastering
  • Advanced Virtual Instruments
  • Advanced Logic Pro X
  • Studio Design and Acoustics
  • DAW System Design
  • System Install and Setup
  • System Troubleshoot

What People Say About The RecW

Such an overwhelmingly positive experience. I’m truly going to miss this place and all the cool people I met here, instructors included. You will not regret your decision to come here.

– Stale Media

What People Say About The RecW

I'm finishing up with classes in a few weeks. I'm excited to get back home and put to use all that I've learned so far... I'll be leaving here more confident and armed with knowledge that's already paying off.

– Scott D.

What People Say About The RecW

Great school for digital, analog and live sound training. Also sound for picture. The education you receive for the money is the best you’ll get anywhere. The alumni speaks volumes.

– J Dub

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