It’s taken less than 12 months for SAE Online to revolutionize the world of e-learning. With SAE Online learning has never been so fun, friendly and interactive. And with over 30 short courses to choose from, be it in the worlds of audio production, film, 3d animation and games programming, SAE Online lets students pinpoint exactly what they want to learn, when to learn – and where to learn. And with the addition of two Live Sound courses, there’s never been a better time to turn your passion for live sound into a career!
The world’s largest creative media learning network has officially launched two short courses in Live Sound Engineering and Monitor Mixing. Each course lasts four weeks and covers specific aspects of creating great sound in a live environment, enabling students to pinpoint exactly where they would like their skills augmenting.
Live Sound Engineering 101: Front of House Mixing
A great live sound engineer is often seen as another member of the band. Their skills and talent can make a great band sound great in every possible environment into which they’re thrown. The knowledge to confidently set up a live sound system correctly and run the Front of House (FOH) mix during a show is something everyone with an interest in sound engineering should have. This 4-week course gives you just that.
This course will focus on the role of the FOH Mix Engineer and includes a thorough review of techniques and equipment used in FOH mixing. It takes you from start to finish and covers all of the key topics you need to get a better sound in a live show environment, including PA tuning, gain structure, mixing, dynamics and EQ.
This class is ideal for young sound engineers with a small amount of experience who want to learn the skills needed for a position as a Monitor Mix Engineer (MME) with a larger production company, or for those who want to raise their skill level where they work already.
Students will learn how to read and generate documents and how to interpret line drawings to aid in planning for deployment of large-scale productions. There are also sections on stagecraft, workflow and communication. The learning advisor gives people some of the basics that can’t really be learnt in the field. If you are a young (or not so young!) sound engineer who has learned on the job, there will be many things in this course that will help you achieve better results.