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Audio Masterclass

The Music Production and Sound Engineering Course

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£139.17 GBP

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'The Audio Masterclass' Music Production and Sound Engineering Online Course will show you how to make clean and strong recordings, and how to mix and master like a pro. Not getting professional sounding recordings yet? This course will take you step by step from audio basics, through microphone selection and technique all the way to the final mix and master, with clear step-by-step demonstration and instruction.

Modules Overview

This 12-module course takes you step by step, from audio basics, to microphone selection, recording techniques and all the way to the final mix and master, with clear step-by-step instructions and audio examples along the way.

'The Audio Masterclass' gives you audio examples and video showing clearly what to do, and what not to do, to get pro results. You'll get constructive advice to help you improve quickly. You can follow the Audio Masterclass course at home and online.

You don't have to attend a campus or work at set times. You can fit the Audio Masterclass course around your job and other activities. Enrollment is valid for two years, so you have plenty of time to complete the course.

Included Modules

  1. Analogue & Digital Audio
  2. Microphones
  3. Microphone Preamplifiers
  4. Equalization
  5. Compression
  6. Recording Software
  7. Effects and Plugins
  8. Synthesis & Sampling
  9. Recording Techniques
  10. Mixing
  11. Mastering
  12. Marketing Your Music

From Keen Amateur to Professional

Do you love recording? Are you unhappy with the results you're getting? You probably already have a home studio setup and you've made quite a few recordings. Making a recording isn't so difficult. Making a recording that sounds professional, is another matter altogether - there's a lot of knowledge, skill and experience required to get the best results.


Audio Masterclass has been helping producers, like you, to get the best from their home setups since 2001. That's 21 years of experience online. If you already realize that recordings are not up to professional standards, then you're in an excellent place to make fast progress.

You don't need another preamp or plug-in. You don't need another audio magazine full of manufacturers' adverts. What you need is concise and informed knowledge. guidance, expertise and clear instructions showing you how to develop your skills, where you're going wrong, and how to take that next step towards becoming a professional.

Straight Forward Professional Guidance

Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Courses are extremely straightforward to follow. Each module has audio example and files ready for you to load into your DAW. The course explains what you should be listening for, and how to achieve the same results in your own recordings.

The course manual provides the important background information, with 'check questions' and model answers so you can easily track your progress. But the most important part of the course is the Practical Assignment Project in each module.

Practical Assignments

Each practical assignment concentrates on a particular audio skill. Audio Masterclass' has been designing projects like these since 1985, so they know exactly what tasks to assign in order to help you make the fastest progress in your music.

When you have finished each practical assignment project, you can submit it online for assessment by Audio Masterclass. They will grade your work and send you back a report showing you (in detail) which areas you to should improve.

Why buying more equipment or software won't help you make better recordings:

After struggling to get the required results, many home studio owners think the answer is to buy better equipment or software to get the required results. So, they save up money and spend, spend, spend. Or - bad idea - buy more equipment and software on their credit card. And then they wonder why their recordings don't sound any better? The fact is that you need knowledge, skill and experience to get the very best results. Until you have these, the best equipment and software won't make a difference. 

In the Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Course you will learn how to make recordings of a fully professional standard using only the standard plug-ins included with your DAW. When you can do that, you'll be in a better position to get the best from the more expensive  equipment and software.

How to succeed in the pro music and sound industry:

The first thing you need to know is that it's tough to make it in the music and sound industries. The reason for that is there are so many other people in competition with you. But just because it's tough doesn't mean that it's impossible. You may need some luck. But when luck comes your way you had better be prepared!

So the first thing needed is to ensure the quality of your work is as professional as possible. Unfortunately many people think their work is professional enough, when it isn't. It is difficult to be able to assess your own work. So that is one area where Audio Masterclass can help. Through the Practical Assignment Projects of the course, they will show you exactly where your music stands in respect to professional expectations. They will help you close any gaps in your knowledge, so you'll end the course as a front runner.

Giving Your Music The Best Chance

People in the music industry receive a huge quantity of demo recordings, only some of which will be listened to. But Audio Masterclass' inner industry experience, has shown them what it takes to get your work heard first. And the course will show you how to do that very clearly. And you should not forget that if you can't be a star recording artist or producer, there are many other ways to work successfully and profitably in the professional music and sound industries.

Take TV music, for example. If you listen carefully to background music on TV you will hear a) that there's a lot of it, and b) that most of it isn't anything special. So here's an area where there are numerous opportunities for any producer with a lot of passion and a modicum of talent.

Let's talk about the Audio Masterclass certificate:

In reality, no-one in the industry relly cares much about certificates, although a studio manager might well be impressed that you have taken the trouble to earn one. Audio Masterclass offers a certificate as a personal reward to you; for the hard work you are going to put into this course. It's something you can look at and take pride in.

But it is your Showreel that will get you work. At the end of the course, Audio Masterclass will take you through the steps necessary to create a professional showreel of your own; one that will get listened to and not thrown in the trash.

David Mellor (Course Creator):

David Mellor is the founder and Course Director Audio Masterclass, currently residing in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. He has worked in audio education since 1986 in hands-on training, lectures and online. David Mellor holds the degree of B.Mus (Tonmeister) from the University of Surrey where he studied music, piano performance, acoustics, electronics, electro-acoustics and recording.

Live Sound and Recording Engineer
David Mellor worked as theatre sound engineer at London's Royal Opera House, with responsibilities including sound design, front-of-house operation, stage monitoring and electronic design satisfying the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Karlheinz Stockhausen. David Mellor toured with the Royal Opera Company to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, USA; the Odeon of Herod Atticus, Athens, Greece; the Sejong Center, Seoul, South Korea; the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan.

Musician and Composer
Since 1985 David Mellor has had more than 1,000 works published in the field of production music, including the Chappell and Carlin music libraries (now combined into Universal Publishing Production Music) and his own music library for which he has produced seventeen compact discs. Notable uses of his music include the BBC's Horizon, Fahrenheit 911, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Writer and Educator
David Mellor has been actively involved in Audio Education since 1986, teaching students of City of Westminster College and Westminster University, and also returning to lecture at Surrey University. He has also written for magazines including Sound on Sound, Audio Media, Studio Sound, Home & Studio Recording, Performing Musician, Sound & Video Contractor, Recording Engineer & Producer. He has also written four books on audio and video technology. David Mellor now specializes in online audio education and has been Course Director of Audio Masterclass since 2001.


David Mellor has put all of his experience into the Audio Masterclass Music Production and Sound Engineering Course. We're totally confident it will be of enormous help to you, and that you will soon be producing recordings of a professional standard.

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