Best Free Audio Engineering Courses

Find the best online Free Audio Engineering Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

audio engineering: EQ and Compression for beginners

this course will teach you EQ and compression used in audio engineering

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 25943, Price: Free

Eq and compressors play a very important role in controlling and shaping music, movies, and TV shows. So it shouldn't be a surprise its the most used tools in audio engineering. Eq is widely used even outside of the audio world. Anything you do adjust the bass or treble of a sound is using eq. Car stereos, ipod, smart phones music player, computers, all have eq controls. Even when you adjust the sound presets on your TV you are using eq. With the EQ spread use of EQ in our everyday life you can see why its so important to get EQ right when we are engineering. After completing this course you will see just how powerful EQ can be.

Compressors aren't widely used as EQ outside of audio engineering, but is still very important to learn. Using compression is the most understood tool used in audio. And because there are so many different compressors its no wonder they can be confusing.

This course will teach you the basics of EQ and compression. Two tools vital to becoming a good audio engineer. With over 15 years of experience in audio I will share with ways to understand what eq and compression does, as well as how its used. After this course stay tuned as I will more courses coming soon. Since Compression is always a hot topic in audio I have a few more courses on compression planned out. This course is for beginners, but even if your past a the beginning stages of engineering I encourage you to still subscribe to this course. You may learn something you didn't already know. This course will take one hour to complete and will be followed by a quiz. If you want to further your knowledge about compression check out Basics of Compression course. Any questions my contact info will be provided in the course.

Audio Engineering: Signal Flow

Learn about signal flow and why it is important to learn as an audio engineer

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 12134, Price: Free

Ever wondered how your audio signal gets from the mic through your DAW and out of your speakers? This course will go over basic and advanced signal flow of audio signals. After this course you should be able to understand what signal flow is, how it works, and why it is important to know as an audio engineer. You will be able to understand basic as well as complex signal flow for your recording signal chain. You will also learn basic and more complex signal routing in your DAW. Once completing this course you will be able set up routing for your effects, properly use busses and aux tracks, and learn some techniques for setting up your session through busses in the daw. This will be a powerpoint presentation. This course will be 30 minutes long. This course is for anyone wanting to learn about the path their audio takes to get into their recording software and back out to your speakers. My teaching method is simple and straightforward to make sure everyone can understand and follow along. This course is designed for beginners who are just getting into audio engineering. Signal flow is one of the first things aspiring audio engineers need to learn. Its understanding will not only help you in the home studio, but it will help in the recording studio as well. Everything from recording to troubleshooting is based around signal flow. Once you have a grasp on signal flow you will be able to go from setting up your audio interface to setting up recording signal chains with compressors and eq's. The better you understand signal flow then the more you will able to do with signal routing. This course will go over the following and more:

  • What is signal flow
  • Why is signal flow important
  • Inputs and outputs
  • The two different types of signal flow
  • Patch bays

Audio Engineering: How to prepare and share sessions & files

Learn how to get your tracks and sessions to other the right way

Created by Christopher "Czar" Smith - Independent Audio Engineer

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Students: 2768, Price: Free

Learn the proper way to prepare, export, and share your tracks with others. This course will teach you everything from preparing the tracks, to exporting, to sharing. Producers will learn how to track out their beats and artists will learn how to share their verses with others to collaborate. Sharing sessions and files the right way is often overlooked, but something everyone needs to know how to do.

This course will teach you how to prepare, export, and share your tracks, beats, and sessions. Any artist or producer who needs to share and collaborate with others can benefit from this course. Producers will learn how to properly deliver beats to artist after they purchase a track, or an engineer when it time for mixing. Artist will learn how to deliver sessions to mix engineers, or how to send a verse or instrument track to another artist to collaborate. By following the steps in this course you will be shown how to send your music to others in a professional way.

After completing this 30 minute course you'll be ready share your sessions and tracks with others. This course will show producers how to separate all their sounds before exporting, and will teach artist how to consolidate or bounce their files before exporting. I'm still shocked at the number of people who don't know how to share files correctly. Remember, you only have one time to make a first impression. Don't miss out on work and collaborating with other because your files aren't shared correctly.

This course will teach you the following

    • How to separate all of your sounds
    • how to label all of your sounds
    • how to gain stage your beats
    • how to deal with arrangement of tracks for artists
    • how to consolidate or bounce your verses
    • preparing a whole song to be exported
    • how to export your tracks
    • sharing your sessions, tracks, or files.