Online Recording Arts and Technology Certificate Program
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The program covers the use of ProTools and other computer music Software.
We will explore the full range of techniques for doing Recording, Mixing and Mastering including a perspective on
how sound affects you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Live instruction with David Gibson. This is the ideal situation: You can see our computer screen with ProTools in real time,
and you can hear what we are doing in your headset in real time. You will have ProTools pulled up on your screen
so you can immediately practice what you are seeing. We can also see your screen to critique what you are doing and give feedback.
You will have plenty of time to ask questions directly. You will also be given homework assignments of at least 6 hours per week.
You will receive an email reader and David’s book, “The Art of Mixing.” You will also receive multitrack files to mix.
You will be emailing your projects to me to critique.
There will be a final exam. However, you may take the course without getting credit if you would like to skip the exam.
2 hours per week for 11 weeks with 5 hours lab time each week.
Full Certificate is
Office Hours, etc.
David will also be available by email randomly. Often he will get back to you almost immediately.
Maximum time would normally only be 12 hours (except on weekends).
You will also be able to email other students with questions.
USB Headset (we recommend Plantronics - www.Plantronics.com)
Optional (but highly recommended):
Spectrasonics Atmosphere Sound Module
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Drum Module
class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective
on how each piece of equipment contributes to a good mix.
The basic characteristics
of sound are explored first, in order to give you a basis for understanding what
each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.
Signal Routing - Signal flow in ProTools
of Sound - Amplitude, Frequency and Time. Harmonic Structure of sound, Volume
Measurement and Perception, and Phase Cancellation problems
- Types of EQ. Specific techniques for using and understand how to use EQ.
Effects and Processing - Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gate, Delays, Flanging,
Chorus, Phasing, and Reverb.
Microphones - Various
types and when to use on or the other
Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system.
Recording, Editing, and Mixing
• Finding the tempo of a song
Stretching beats and drum loops to fit tempo
Effects bussing and Auxiliary Sends
Automation & Mastering
• MIDI recording, editing
and mixing in ProTools. Spectrasonics programs Stylus RMX, Atmosphere, and Trilogy are the top software sound modules for both Mac and PC.
Sequencing - MIDI Recording/Editing
Making beats and
Arranging music with MIDI
• MIDI Signal Routing
• External and Software Sound Modules
Various types of Producers - Executive, Music, Engineering
it takes to be a great Producer
Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
Inspiring Great Performances
Structures of Mixes
An overview of common values
held for what makes a great mix. Mixing Theory instruction using the
Virtual Mixer Concept. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment
to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
Structures of Mixes using Virtual
The Mixing Process
All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
Mastering and CD Pressing
for what makes a Great Mix.
Efect of Sound Physically,Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually
• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other
(breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
About David Gibson
David Gibson is the Founder and Director of Globe Institute. David began as a Professional Recording Engineer. He has now been teaching, engineering and producing groups in major studios since 1982. He has been studying esoteric systems of sound healing for over 15 years and has an in-depth understanding of the underlying physics of sound. David is also the author of the best selling book, “The Art of Mixing” that uses visuals to explain and show every style of mix in the world, which makes complex structures of mixes easily understandable. His second book, “The Art of Producing,” uses the visual framework for displaying sounds to explain Music Theory. Gibson is also the inventor of the Patented, “Virtual Mixer,” which uses 3D visuals of the mix to control mixing consoles and computerized mixers. He is currently working on a Virtual Reality system where you can step into an image of your own body and be able to place visuals of sounds inside the body in 3D. The visuals will then move sounds up and down in a Sound Table so you feel the sounds inside the body exactly where you are seeing the visuals.
Call (415) 777-2486 with questions.
Classes by Video
Once a student has enrolled, a student may receive a full refund (minus the registration fee) if the student has not received any of the class materials. The student must cancel in writing (email is acceptable). The refund will be processed and sent out within 45 days of the time of cancellation. Once the student has received the class materials (readers and videos of the classes), there is no refund. If the student has trouble downloading the material we will provide detailed assistance.
Classes with Live Instructors
Once a student has enrolled, a student may receive a full refund (minus the registration fee) if the student has not received any of the class materials. The student must cancel in writing (email is acceptable). The refund will be processed and sent out within 45 days of the time of cancellation. Once the student has received the class materials (readers and videos of the classes) and taken 4 classes, there is no refund. If the student has trouble downloading the material we will provide detailed assistance.
Depending on the instructor’s assignments students will have homework and assignments to turn in. All students must turn in a Final Research paper for the whole semester. Students must complete a Midterm and Final Exam. The final exam is sent to the students once they have completed all the assignments and attended all of the classes. Students get two weeks to take the final exam and email it back. All materials are returned to the student within ten days.
An entrance exam must be completed satisfactorily.
The Institution will transmit the first lesson and any material to a student within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission and the student makes their payment.