ASF101

Audio and sound fundamentals

ASF101 Audio and Sound Fundamentals
Duration: 1 day

Overview
Audio and Sound Fundamentals is an introductory/update session that looks at sound and audio and it’s significance to the program making process. It provides a strong footing on which to build skills and the ability to communicate with other people about sound and technical issues.
  • A one day seminar which will use slides, video demonstrations, animations and other learning aids
  • A set of paper and electronic notes
  • Relevant learning aids for the topics discussed

Audience
  • New entrants to the industry or those who wish to enhance their knowledge of sound principles
  • Experienced program makers who need to update their knowledge of sound to cope with multi-skilling and the varied tasks that modern production requires

Pre-requisites
This is an entry level course, so requires little or no prior knowledge.

Outcomes

At the end of the course you will understand:
  • The relationship between physics and music of sound
  • How we measure sound
  • Read a meter and understand it’s relationship to other types of meter
  • The different types of microphones and how to use them
  • The basics of sound processing in sound desks or software
Course Content
The topics covered will include:
  • The ear and how we hear
  • Pitch, loudness and quality
  • Frequency, amplitude and harmonic structure
  • Stereo and the sound image
  • Acoustics and the behaviour of sound

  • The audio signal
  • Stereo
  • Metering

  • Microphones and loudspeakers:
  • Principles of microphones and loudspeakers
  • Polar patterns
  • Phantom power

Working with audio:
  • The principles of sound mixing desks
  • EQ
  • Dynamics
  • Effects
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