Unlock the secrets of making great-sounding music in any location with Berkleemusic’s Acoustics and Live Sound Specialist certificate. Upon completion of this three-course program, you’ll be ready to work in any space and with any equipment to get the right sound for the setting–whether capturing an intimate fingerpicked guitar recital, setting up isolation booths for a recording session, or mixing a densely orchestrated stadium concert.
In Critical Listening 1, you will use a combination of listening drills, analysis of classic recordings, and studies of different mixing styles to learn to identify the elements of a particular sound field. You will learn to identify frequencies, hear and understand panning, reverb, delay, and compression, and use this knowledge to create a balanced, vibrant mix.
Next, you will learn how to coax a sparkling, balanced sound from any live environment, in Live Sound: Mixing & Recording. By exploring the acoustical, musical, and technical aspects of mixing (in both studio and live settings), you will learn to build and evaluate your own mixes, work with a variety of room and equipment types, oversee a house or road crew, tweak your mix to suit genre, room, and audience, and much more.
Finally, you will explore the theory and practice of Acoustics. In this course, you will examine how the human ear perceives sound, and learn the mathematics behind how sounds works. You’ll then unlock the tools you need to isolate, control, shape, and channel sound in a way appropriate for any setting and any room.
Whether you need to hone your mixing and mic placement chops for your home studio, eliminate that 300hz peak from the room sound at your local club, or run the boards at Carnegie Hall, the Acoustics and Live Sound Specialist certificate has what you need to make it happen.
Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix for live sound. Identify proper microphone technique, equalization, effects, and dynamics processing to build professional sounding instrument sounds and vocals.