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Fundamentals of Audio Production

Course Stack Details

  Key Topics

Courses cover the principles of music and recording, sequencing technology, and an overview of audio workstations.


4 Courses

  Available Start Dates

Mar 4, Apr 8, May 6 (4 months, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

Learn important skills in audio creation quickly in this four-month program. This course stack, taught by pros in the industry, covers the basics of operating audio tools and familiarizes you with common music industry terms. You’ll explore how sequencing technology is used in music production, live performances, and studios, as well as how to create music using digital audio workstations.

Who This Is For

Students looking for a fast and focused introduction to independent audio creation and recording industry processes. This course stack is intended for students with some level of existing audio knowledge and home studio gear.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use essential audio recording tools from microphones to mixers.
  • The various uses of MIDI-based hardware and software and its impact on the modern recording studio environment.
  • How to use industry-standard digital audio workstations.

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Course Stack Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • Familiarity with Apple computers

  • An Apple laptop or desktop computer less than 3 years old

  • An audio interface supporting microphone input, such as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

  • A dynamic or condenser microphone, such as the Shure SM57 or Audio-Technica AT2035

  • USB MIDI keyboard for musical entry, such as the Novation LaunchKey 25

  • High-quality headphones (not earbuds), such as the Sennheiser HD280

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro

Included Courses

Recording Principles

Recording Principles

Learn about the theory and operation of essential audio tools ranging from microphones to mixers.

Principles of Music

Principles of Music

Begin an exploration of harmony, melody, rhythm, and form with an introduction to the musical keyboard and ear training.

Sequencing Technology

Sequencing Technology

Discover the ins and outs of MIDI-based hardware and software in music production, live performance, and studio control.

Audio Workstations

Audio Workstations

Explore digital audio workstations through an overview of digital audio concepts and practices.

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, engaged educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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