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The Audio Engineering course is complete !


Ya it took me long enough…..so whats it all about you ask?
Simple…I will teach you how to take a truck load of sound gear, set it up in any venue, tune the sound system to the room, do a sound check and mix the show. And for that knowledge, right now before I come to my senses, it will only cost you $50.00 ya 50 bucks. Why so cheap you ask?. The price is going to go up, but for now I am offering it at a reduced price with only one request, and that is you fill out a short survey at the end of your lessons.

Your survey will help me in the development of other courses here at BDRS. (its a win win thing)

Now its true there are a lot of information and videos out there on the web on sound systems and lots of courses to. When I have tried to really learn something via the web I end up with bits and pieces of knowledge like having a few pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and unable to see the big picture.

My course takes you from how we hear, straight on thru to mixing  your first live show. Oh did I say mix!

This course gives you something that I have not found in any other course I have looked into and that is the ability to actually MIX COMPLETE SONGS  right on your computer!

To learn more about the Audio Engineering Sound 101 course click on the CLICK HERE link under the SCHOOL UPDATES title on the RIGHT side panel of any page.



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Below is a video from the course.


Audio Engineering:  Mixing Live Sound


  1.          I.  Safety on stage
    1. Terminology
    2. Safety zones
    3. Fire dangers
    4. Correct attire
  2.         II. Understanding How We Hear
    1. Sound waves
    2. Wavelength
    3. Phase cancelation
    4. Frequencies of speech
    5. Measuring sound levels
    6. Reasons to reinforce sound
    7. Distance related to sound
    8. How air temperature effects sound
    9. The effect of wind on sound
    10. Effects of sound hitting obstacles
    11. How the room effects what we hear
    12. Effect on sound waves from hitting hard surfaces
    13. Effect on sound waves from hitting soft surfaces
    14. Understanding Standing waves
    15. Artificial echo
    16. Correcting room effects
  1.       III. Basic Electricity
    1. Understanding Voltage, Amperage, Resistance, Impedance and Wattage
    2. Power distribution
    3. Circuit breaker panels
    4. Wire size
    5. Ohms law
    6. Circuit loading
    7. Circuit tracking
    8. Finding total Impedance
  2.       IV. Speakers
    1. Series and parallel speaker wiring
    2. Speaker impedance
    3. How a speaker works
    4. Speaker components
    5. Speaker failure
    6. Horn speakers
    7. Attaching horn drivers
  3.        V.  Microphones
    1. How a microphone works
    2. Directional patterns and properties
    3. Polar Patterns – Microphone sensitivity
    4. Microphone impedance
    5. Microphone uses
  4.       VI. Wire and cables
    1. Balanced vs. unbalanced XLR
    2. Reducing interference
    3.  Balanced vs. unbalanced ¼” cables
    4. Types of audio cables
    5. Types of speaker cables
  5.     VII. Connecting to the sound system
    1. House snake
    2. What is a direct box (D.I.)
    3. Using a DI on a bass guitar
    4. Using a DI on keyboards
  1.    VIII. Mixing board overview
    1. Powered or Unpowered
    2. Mono or stereo
    3. Input channels
    4. Channel gain
    5. Channel equalization
    6. Channel auxiliary sends
    7. Monitor sends
    8. Sub grouping
    9. Metering
    10. Master outputs

                   IX. Understanding the function of the crossover device

    1. Passive crossover
    2. Active crossover
  1.        X.  Amplification
    1. Output rating
    2. Clipping
    3. Connections
    4. Configuration
  1.       XI. Working with instruments
    1. The drum kit
    2. Using the correct mike stand
    3. Microphone clamps
    4. Piano
    5. Violin
    6. Horn sections
    7. Types of saxophones
    8. Clarinet
    9. Flute
    10. Bass guitars
    11. Acoustic guitars
    12. Electric guitars
  2.     XII. Working with Effects
    1. Delay
    2. Reverb
    3. Flange
    4. Compression
    5. Gates
  3.    XIII. Installing the system
    1. Finding good power
    2. Rack placement
    3. Speaker placement
    4. Wiring the stage
    5. Working with equalizers
    6. Tuning the house system
    7. Tuning the monitor system
  1.   XIV.  Performing the sound check
  2.     XV.   Secrets of the live mix
  3.   XVI.    System troubleshooting


Instructional methods will include informational chapters, chapter tests and over 3 Hours of videos. Use of a Digital Audio Workstation to mix provided tracks.

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