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Admission Form Availability: 20th Jan 2014 onwards
Classes Commence: August 2014 onwards

Audio Engineering & Music Production

The Audio Engineering & Music Production course at SACAC is designed to provide each student with the right mix of theory, practical and project exposure. The course provides its students with:

  • The state- of- the art professional audio recording and production set ups
  • Personal and individual attention/guidance from experienced faculty
  • Intensive workshops by visiting audio professionals
  • Opportunity to discover finer details of expertise in specific situations like live recording, mixing/mastering, acoustic design, sequencing/sampling
  • Exposure to live projects like concert recordings, music project dubbings
  • Regular music appreciation, interactions with musicians and active listening sessions

  • Experienced faculty guides the students through this intense one year Audio Engineering & Music Production which equips them to work in state-of-the-art professional audio recording and production setups. The well equipped on campus studio facility and access to latest technology & gadgets used for live projects gives each student the ideal 'on the floor' edge needed to make a mark in this highly specialized profession.

    Regular music appreciation, musician interaction and active listening sessions enhance the sense of aesthetics leading to the student's holistic development. Projects done during the course serve as a portfolio for the students when they venture into the professional world of audio recording and technology.

In recent times, Digital formats have become the norm in the audio recording industry. Be it film, advertising or the music industry - the technical standard of the output we hear has considerably gone up. Professionals in this field have successfully kept themselves in tune with the changing winds of technology all across the globe. Today in India, we have a number of world-class audio production houses, project studios and live sound setups. As a result, this complex industry today has much to offer as career options to aspiring professionals.

While the course equips the student with the requisite skills for the industry, it is ultimately the student’s hard work and persistence which will set him apart from the flock.

Qualification:

  • 10+12
  • Graduation with any Stream
  • Admission is subject to an aptitude test followed by interview.

Attributes:

  • A creative and innovative bent of mind
  • Interest in Music
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations

Curriculum

Semester I

Introduction

  • Role of Audio Design
  • Sound And Hearing

Acoustics Electronics

  • Simple and Complex Wave Forms
  • Vibrating Systems
  • Properties Of Sound Waves
  • Resonant Modes
  • Room Ratios
  • Sound Insulation & Absorption
  • Control Room Design
  • Monitor Placement
  • Sound Proofing

DAW and ProTools

  • Digital Audio Basics
  • MIDI
  • Digital Editing Basics
  • ProTools
  • Editing Tools
  • Using ProTools
  • Editing
  • Inserts and Plug-Ins
  • Mixing in ProTools
  • Bussing
  • EQ
  • Reverb
  • Convolution Reverb
  • MS Techniques

Semester II

Sound Design

  • Audio For Pictures (Elective)
  • Critical Listening
  • Auditory Perception
  • Timbre
  • Sound And Narrative
  • Synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Pre Production

Audio For Pictures

  • History of Sound for Pictures
  • Audio Post-production Overview
  • Soundtrack Analysis
  • Time Code
  • Production Sound Recording Techniques
  • Dialogue Editing
  • Sound Effects Recording/Editing/Logging


Andrea Camerini
Andrea Camerini has studied Cinema, Theatre and Literature at the University of Rome, Italy. He is a singer and composer of music and soundtracks for animation and documentary films for RAI, Italian Public Broadcasting.

Andrea has created the project "NOW Nomadic Orchestra of the World" music project with his Italian band Nuove Tribù Zulu where he collaborates with musicians from India in order to develop the musical and cultural traditions of the Rajasthan nomadic communities and merge western music with them. Since 2007 he has sat on the advisory board for the Jan-Willem Bult Foundation in the Netherlands, which focuses on bettering the lives of children across the world through media and sports.

A part from performing music and filmmaking, the activities with children and youth are always at the front. Helping young people develop their talents and dreams through music and media is Andrea's main motivation and interest. He is often on the road with his band performing in theatres and festivals.

Gaurav Chintamani
Gaurav Chintamani is a trained sound engineer from SAE, Chennai, Gaurav owns Quarter Note Studios (New Delhi) since 2007. He has been composing and producing music / audio for various projects, ranging from documentaries, ad-jingles, corporate and short films, and theatre. He has worked with NDTV, BBC World Service Trust, Micromax Mobiles, and Discovery India among others. In addition, he has worked with numerous bands at his studio as a producer and engineer.

He is also a bass player for a leading band Advaita

Rajender Singh
Rajender Singh is an inventor, recording engineer and a technocrat to the core. Armed with a study in Audio Design & Technology from the University of London, he has designed audio mixers, amplifiers and the highest quality condenser microphones. He has recorded location sound for many documentaries, serials and films. A keen interest in ethnomusicology has him recording and archiving Rajasthani and Punjabi folk. From recording on spools in early eighties to the present all digital and hybrid domains, records audio at present using analog mixers married to Protools DAW.

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