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Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization

This course covers all of the processes of equalization that are in regular use in recording studio operations. The twelve modules cover filters, parametric and graphic equalizers and acoustic equalization. Applications of EQ include individual instruments and voices, blending instruments in a mix, and the equalization of a completed mix.

The course is entirely practical and is assessed solely on the learner's practical assignment work. Text and graphic support materials are provided as appropriate, and the course includes audio example files demonstrating equalization techniques.

The outcome of the course will be an enhanced level of knowledge, skills and experience in equalization techniques.

Flexible Learning
You can study the Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization online or by downloading all of the course materials to your own computer. The course can be completed in 12 weeks, or you can spread it out over up to two years if you wish. You can work on the course at any time you choose, and take breaks whenever you like.

Instruction
Each of the twelve modules of this course includes a practical assignment project that you can work on in your own home recording studio using digital audio workstation software. The assignments include tasks that are typical of a professional recording environment. The challenges are tough, but full instruction is given, often with audio examples and demonstrations.

Study Methods
This is the fully-assessed version of the Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization. Study centers around the practical assignment projects of the course and the assessments you will receive.

Assessment
You can submit each of your twelve practical assignment projects to Audio Masterclass for our assessment, comments and advice. Our assessments are detailed, friendly and helpful. We will tell you exactly what you are doing right, what could be better, and how you can improve. Re-submissions are welcome.

Certification
You will receive the Audio Masterclass Professional Certificate in Equalization on successful completion of the course.

Course content

Course introduction
Module structure Knowledge
Notes on file format Knowledge
Foundation content
Introduction to EQ Knowledge
Frequency and level Knowledge
Unit of frequency: the hertz Knowledge
Relationship between frequency and musical pitch Knowledge
Frequency response Knowledge
Flat, roll-off, boost & cut, uneven responses Knowledge
Level and decibels Knowledge
The function of EQ Knowledge
Filters Knowledge
Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop, notch Knowledge
Filter slope Knowledge
Passive EQ Knowledge
Tone controls Knowledge
Mixing console EQ Knowledge
Frequency, gain, Q (bandwidth) Knowledge
Bell, shelf Knowledge
EQ in/out Knowledge
Graphic EQ Knowledge
Using equalization Knowledge
Corrective EQ Knowledge
Creative EQ Knowledge
Equalizing the mix Knowledge
Equalization for live sound Knowledge
Check questions Quiz
Model answers to check questions Quiz
Audio examples
Filters Audio examples
Equalization Audio examples
Use of EQ and filters on instruments and drums Audio examples
Use of EQ and filters on vocals Audio examples
Module 1: Filters
Module introduction Knowledge
Filter designs: Butterworth, Chebychev, Bessel and others Knowledge
The all-pass filter Knowledge
Practical assignment project on filters Practical assignment project
Module 2: Parametric EQ
Practical assignment project on parametric EQ Practical assignment project
Settings used for the filter assignment in the previous module Practical assignment project
Module introduction Knowledge
Module 3: Corrective equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Notch filtering Practical assignment project
Hum removal Practical assignment project
Narrow-band noise removal Practical assignment project
Unwanted resonance Practical assignment project
Settings used for the parametric EQ assignment in the previous module Practical assignment project
Module 4: Equalization for bass instruments
Module introduction Knowledge
Removal of excessive low-frequency content Practical assignment project
Removal of excessive high-frequency content Practical assignment project
Module 5: Equalization for drums
Module introduction Knowledge
Kick drum Practical assignment project
Snare drum Practical assignment project
Hihat Practical assignment project
Spectrogram images
Module 6: Complementary equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Audio examples of complementary equalization Audio examples
Practical assignment project on complementary equalization Practical assignment project
Module 7: Equalization for vocals
Module introduction Knowledge
Low-frequency removal Practical assignment project
Correction of dips in the frequency response Practical assignment project
Correction of peaks in the frequency response Practical assignment project
Subjective enhancement using EQ Practical assignment project
Module 8: Low-frequency equalization in mixing
Module introduction Knowledge
Control of low-frequency EQ in mixing Practical assignment project
Optimization of individual instruments through low-frequency EQ Practical assignment project
Blending of instruments through low-frequency EQ Practical assignment project
Blending of instruments without fader adjustment Practical assignment project
Module 9: Graphic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
The difference between graphic and parametric EQ Knowledge
The variety of response curves achievable with graphic EQ Knowledge
Interaction between the bands of the graphic equalizer Knowledge
Constant-Q Knowledge
Practical assignment project on graphic EQ Practical assignment project
Module 10: Match EQ
Module introduction Knowledge
The typical relative energy in various bands of frequencies Knowledge
Basic spectrum analysis Knowledge
The difference between peak and RMS metering Knowledge
Matching frequency balance characteristics using match EQ from first principles Knowledge
Practical assignment project on match EQ Practical assignment project
Module 11: Dynamic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Introduction to dynamic equalization Knowledge
Parallel equalization Knowledge
Multi-band dynamic EQ Knowledge
Practical assignment project in dynamic EQ Practical assignment project
Module 12: Acoustic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
The resonance of partially enclosed spaces Knowledge
The application of acoustic EQ to voices Knowledge
The application of acoustic EQ to instruments Knowledge
Practical assignment project in acoustic EQ Practical assignment project

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization

Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization

COURSE CONTENT

  • Access to the Audio Masterclass Academy website
  • 12 modules
  • 12 practical assignment projects
  • Assessment of your practical assignment work
  • Two-year enrollment period
  • An Audio Masterclass certificate on successful completion

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IN DETAIL

This course covers all of the processes of equalization that are in regular use in recording studio operations. The twelve modules cover filters, parametric and graphic equalizers and acoustic equalization. Applications of EQ include individual instruments and voices, blending instruments in a mix, and the equalization of a completed mix.

The course is entirely practical and is assessed solely on the learner's practical assignment work. Text and graphic support materials are provided as appropriate, and the course includes audio example files demonstrating equalization techniques.

The outcome of the course will be an enhanced level of knowledge, skills and experience in equalization techniques.

Flexible Learning
You can study the Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization online or by downloading all of the course materials to your own computer. The course can be completed in 12 weeks, or you can spread it out over up to two years if you wish. You can work on the course at any time you choose, and take breaks whenever you like.

Instruction
Each of the twelve modules of this course includes a practical assignment project that you can work on in your own home recording studio using digital audio workstation software. The assignments include tasks that are typical of a professional recording environment. The challenges are tough, but full instruction is given, often with audio examples and demonstrations.

Study Methods
This is the fully-assessed version of the Audio Masterclass Professional Course in Equalization. Study centers around the practical assignment projects of the course and the assessments you will receive.

Assessment
You can submit each of your twelve practical assignment projects to Audio Masterclass for our assessment, comments and advice. Our assessments are detailed, friendly and helpful. We will tell you exactly what you are doing right, what could be better, and how you can improve. Re-submissions are welcome.

Certification
You will receive the Audio Masterclass Professional Certificate in Equalization on successful completion of the course.

Course content

Course introduction
Module structure Knowledge
Notes on file format Knowledge
Foundation content
Introduction to EQ Knowledge
Frequency and level Knowledge
Unit of frequency: the hertz Knowledge
Relationship between frequency and musical pitch Knowledge
Frequency response Knowledge
Flat, roll-off, boost & cut, uneven responses Knowledge
Level and decibels Knowledge
The function of EQ Knowledge
Filters Knowledge
Low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop, notch Knowledge
Filter slope Knowledge
Passive EQ Knowledge
Tone controls Knowledge
Mixing console EQ Knowledge
Frequency, gain, Q (bandwidth) Knowledge
Bell, shelf Knowledge
EQ in/out Knowledge
Graphic EQ Knowledge
Using equalization Knowledge
Corrective EQ Knowledge
Creative EQ Knowledge
Equalizing the mix Knowledge
Equalization for live sound Knowledge
Check questions Quiz
Model answers to check questions Quiz
Audio examples
Filters Audio examples
Equalization Audio examples
Use of EQ and filters on instruments and drums Audio examples
Use of EQ and filters on vocals Audio examples
Module 1: Filters
Module introduction Knowledge
Filter designs: Butterworth, Chebychev, Bessel and others Knowledge
The all-pass filter Knowledge
Practical assignment project on filters Practical assignment project
Module 2: Parametric EQ
Practical assignment project on parametric EQ Practical assignment project
Settings used for the filter assignment in the previous module Practical assignment project
Module introduction Knowledge
Module 3: Corrective equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Notch filtering Practical assignment project
Hum removal Practical assignment project
Narrow-band noise removal Practical assignment project
Unwanted resonance Practical assignment project
Settings used for the parametric EQ assignment in the previous module Practical assignment project
Module 4: Equalization for bass instruments
Module introduction Knowledge
Removal of excessive low-frequency content Practical assignment project
Removal of excessive high-frequency content Practical assignment project
Module 5: Equalization for drums
Module introduction Knowledge
Kick drum Practical assignment project
Snare drum Practical assignment project
Hihat Practical assignment project
Spectrogram images
Module 6: Complementary equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Audio examples of complementary equalization Audio examples
Practical assignment project on complementary equalization Practical assignment project
Module 7: Equalization for vocals
Module introduction Knowledge
Low-frequency removal Practical assignment project
Correction of dips in the frequency response Practical assignment project
Correction of peaks in the frequency response Practical assignment project
Subjective enhancement using EQ Practical assignment project
Module 8: Low-frequency equalization in mixing
Module introduction Knowledge
Control of low-frequency EQ in mixing Practical assignment project
Optimization of individual instruments through low-frequency EQ Practical assignment project
Blending of instruments through low-frequency EQ Practical assignment project
Blending of instruments without fader adjustment Practical assignment project
Module 9: Graphic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
The difference between graphic and parametric EQ Knowledge
The variety of response curves achievable with graphic EQ Knowledge
Interaction between the bands of the graphic equalizer Knowledge
Constant-Q Knowledge
Practical assignment project on graphic EQ Practical assignment project
Module 10: Match EQ
Module introduction Knowledge
The typical relative energy in various bands of frequencies Knowledge
Basic spectrum analysis Knowledge
The difference between peak and RMS metering Knowledge
Matching frequency balance characteristics using match EQ from first principles Knowledge
Practical assignment project on match EQ Practical assignment project
Module 11: Dynamic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
Introduction to dynamic equalization Knowledge
Parallel equalization Knowledge
Multi-band dynamic EQ Knowledge
Practical assignment project in dynamic EQ Practical assignment project
Module 12: Acoustic equalization
Module introduction Knowledge
The resonance of partially enclosed spaces Knowledge
The application of acoustic EQ to voices Knowledge
The application of acoustic EQ to instruments Knowledge
Practical assignment project in acoustic EQ Practical assignment project