SAE has launched two short courses in Live Sound Engineering and Monitor Mixing.
Each course lasts four weeks and covers specific aspects of creating sound in a live environment, enabling students to pinpoint where they would like their skills augmenting.
Live Sound Engineering 101: Front of House Mixing [http://online.sae.edu/course/live-sound-engineering-foh]
This course will focus on the role of the FOH Mix Engineer and includes a review of techniques and equipment used in FOH mixing. It takes you from start to finish and covers all of the key topics you need to get a better sound in a live show environment, including PA tuning, gain structure, mixing, dynamics and EQ.
Live Sound Engineering 102: Monitor Mixing [http://http://online.sae.edu/course/pro-audio-monitor-mix-engineer] This class is designed for young sound engineers with a small amount of experience who want to learn the skills needed for a position as a Monitor Mix Engineer (MME) with a larger production company, or for those who want to raise their skill level where they work already.
Students will learn how to read and generate documents and how to interpret line drawings to aid in planning for deployment of large-scale productions. There are also sections on stagecraft, workflow and communication. The learning advisor gives people some of the basics that can’t really be learnt in the field. If you are a young (or not so young) sound engineer who has learned on the job, there will be many things in this course that will help you achieve better results.
For more information on these and other courses visit online.sae.edu/category/courses/english/audio-music-courses.
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