Audio Course Philosophy

Becoming successful in the world of music production requires the combination of technical knowledge, an awareness of industry trends and a deep sense of creativity. Our Audio classes focus on the techniques, hardware & software that fuel the entertainment business. From audio theory, to recording instruments & vocals, to mixing & mastering, our courses provide students with the skills necessary for producing professional quality music. Taught by our faculty of industry professionals, all courses are conducted one-on-one in Bosse’s professional studios where students receive hands-on training on the latest technology that fuels the digital world. Bosse Tech courses are held inside Bosse Studios – a world class digital media production company that has worked with organizations & companies like Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Prana Studios, the New England Patriots & Samsung; and TV shows such as Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin & Hawaii Five-O. Says founder Ron Bosse, “Our experience working with such high-profile clients has given us unique insight into the cutting-edge digital media trends of today. This real-world knowledge is something we can pass on to the students at Bosse Tech.” Students can choose from any of our Individual Courses, or pursue a series of sequential courses via our comprehensive Learning Tracks.

Audio Individual Course Curriculums

Choose from a variety of individual courses based upon your interests & current skill level.

Audio Recording 101

Build solid production skills and discover the principles of audio theory.

In Audio Recording 101, you’ll explore sound at its most fundamental level and learn the methods of which it is transformed into the music we hear on a recording. The course begins with the basics of sound theory and includes an in-depth study of digital audio. From there, you’ll learn about signal flow and how to capture and manipulate sound in a digital audio workstation.

• Understand aspects of sound theory like frequency spectrum and amplitude.
• Distinguish the difference between dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones.
• Properly select and place microphones for different types of instruments.
• Comprehend signal flow.
• Identify different types of connectors.
• Set up a session in a DAW and determine appropriate preferences.
• Understand principals of digital audio like sample rate, bit depth and dither.
• Record and punch-in audio in a DAW.

Audio Recording 102

Learn the microphone placement and selection techniques used for capturing great audio.

In Audio Recording 102, you will learn the concepts used for producing professional quality tracks and how to accurately capture the sounds you are recording. This course focuses specifically on the electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice. Each lesson contains an instrumental overview and includes techniques on mic selection and placement. Students will learn and discuss the aesthetic considerations typical of different genres.

• Record the electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
• Use proper microphone selection and placement.
• Understand when and why to use a DI.
• Use mono and stereo mic techniques.
• Avoid phasing issues.
• Create a proper monitoring environment for the talent.
• Minimize unwanted noise.
• Establish good room placement.

Audio Recording 201

Explore the powerful mixing capabilities of programs like Logic and Pro Tools.

In Audio Recording 201 you’ll learn the skills required for creating a professional mix and how to deliver a dynamic and emotional statement through the process of music production. This course teaches you how to control and shape sound through compression and EQ. You will learn how to balance levels, add depth and width, and how to create interest through the use of automation.

• Work with dynamics processors like compressors, limiters and noise gates.
• Add space and depth with reverb.
• Create interest with modulation effects like chorus, flangers and phasers.
• Use automation to bring tracks to life.
• Work with EQ to achieve effective frequency balance.
• Use delays to add dynamic interest.
• Analyze mixes and determine how they were produced.
• Differentiate between different types of effects and what is appropriate for the song.

Audio Recording 202

Add interest to your music through advanced mixing techniques.

In Audio Recording 202, you will learn to take your skills to the next level by using advanced concepts employed by professional producers and mixing engineers. Building upon concepts introduced in Audio Recording 201, this course explores parallel compression, time and pitch correction, vocal comping and drum replacement. Students will learn methods on how to approach a mix and how to prepare a song for mastering.

• Use parallel compression to thicken tracks.
• Create and determine good frequency and level balance.
• Organize a mix and establish an effective workflow.
• Correct timing issues.
• Create depth and width in a mix.
• Tastefully use pitch correction.
• Effectively use drum replacement.
• Create a great vocal track using takes and comps.

Audio Recording 301

Learn the mastering techniques that will give your mixes that professional touch.

In this course you will learn the importance of mastering and how it is an integral part of the recording process. You will develop critical listening skills & explore the complex metering tools available for accessing the sonic state of a mix. Students will learn powerful dynamic shaping tools like limiters and multi-band compressors and ways to enhance a mix through strategic EQ techniques.

• Recognize the importance of sample rate & bit depth.
• Develop critical listening skills.
• Shape dynamics with compression.
• Interpret metering tools.
• Control the dynamics of specific frequencies with multi-band compression.
• Balance frequencies through strategic EQ techniques.
• Use limiters to maximize volume & avoid clipping.
• Finalize your master & apply dithering.

Directed Portfolio 302

Create a professional portfolio that features your music production skills.

The Directed Portfolio is offered as the final course in our Masters and Multimedia track. The goal of the course is for students to create a professional portfolio of their work to advertise to potential clients and employers. The final elements of the portfolio will be decided upon jointly by the teacher & student, and will be based upon the student’s overall goals. Students are encouraged to choose projects that feature their strengths, yet display diversity. Students will have access to our studios vast resources to complete their final projects. Upon completion of this course, students will have a professional portfolio of their work to present to potential employers and clients via various social media platforms.

Drum Miking 101

Explore the mic selection and placement techniques that go into producing professional drum tracks.

In Drum Miking 101 you will learn the art of drum miking and how techniques have changed and evolved throughout the history of contemporary music. This course takes a look at concepts from microphone selection and placement to recording and signal processing. Students will survey different genres of music and the styles of influential engineers like Glyn Johns and Eddie Kramer to get a better perspective on how the sound of the drum kit can be the defining element in the production of a song.

• Differentiate between the various components of the drum set.
• Tune the drum set.
• Select and place microphones for the kick, snare, toms and over-heads.
• Recognize phasing issues.
• Configure room microphones.
• Use different mic techniques depending on the number of microphones available.
• Use effects like compression and EQ to get tracks to sit in the mix more effectively.
• Sound check and record the drum set.

Musescore 101

Learn to create professional musical scores with Musescore.

Musescore 101 is based upon the fundamental principles of all music notation software: the ability to digitize sheet music and scores. In this course, you will learn the history of this software, the Musescore interface and how to go take your written material and convert them to distributable .pdf files.

• Learn the history of notation software and proper installation.
• Discover the Musescore interface.
• Working with musical scores.
• Understand how to ingest MIDI
• Adding additional ornamentations.

Serato DJ 101

Learn essential DJ techniques with Serato DJ.

Learn to beatmatch, crossfade and other fundamental DJ techniques. In Intro To DJ (Serato DJ) 101, you’ll learn how to build your setup in addition to basic mixing. From signal flow to approaching a livesetup, this course encapsulates core dj skills. Whether you’re a recording engineer, sound designer, hobbyist or instrumentalist looking to expand your palette, this course will give you a leg up pursuing being a DJ.

• Understand signal flow.
• DJ software basics on a variety of platforms.
• Master seamless crossfading.
• Understand and apply effects.
• How to approach a live setup.
• Looping and scratching.
• How to read a crowd.
• Market your DJ services.

Logic Pro 101

Learn how to record, mix and master audio with Logic Pro X.

Logic Pro X is a powerful audio recording and editing application used in home and professional studios worldwide. In Logic Pro X 101, you’ll learn how to record & edit audio, apply and adjust effects, create composite tracks and use automation. You’ll explore features like flex time & beat mapping, and learn to streamline your workflow by creating groups, sub groups and color-coding. From recording, to mixing, to mastering, this course will help you build solid audio production skills.

• Record audio and midi.
• Understand and apply effects.
• Create busses and aux tracks.
• Use volume, pan and effects automation.
• Record a punch-in.
• Create a composite track.
• Utilize Artificial Intelligences in the creative process.

Pro Tools 101

Learn to produce professional quality audio with Pro Tools.

Pro Tools is the industry-standard software for producing audio. In Pro Tools 101, you’ll learn how to record & edit audio, apply effects like EQ & compression, and adjust rhythm & pitch. You’ll explore techniques on mixing & mastering, and how to add interest to your mixes through the use of automation. Whether you’re a recording engineer, sound designer, or hobbyist, this course will get you up to speed with this powerful audio production application.

• Record audio and midi.
• Understand and apply effects.
• Create busses and aux tracks.
• Use volume, pan and effects automation.
• Record a punch-in.
• Create a composite track.

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