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Audio Fundamentals

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TriBeCa, Manhattan
87 Lafayette St
Btwn White & Walker Streets
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this audio software training:

Audio is often the most overlooked aspect of production, yet it is one of the most important elements of a completed project. Gain confidence in your understanding of audio by using mixers, selecting the right mic for various conditions, and recording sound to cameras and external recorders. Learn the ins and outs of capturing exceptional sound!

This is a Production workshop at the Fundamentals level.

Topics include:

  • Sound Theory
  • Measuring Sound
  • Analog to Digital
  • Principles of Recording
  • Microphones
  • Inputs, Channels, and Levels
  • Field Mixers and Audio Recorders
  • Recording Set-Ups


All you need to bring is yourself! We provide all equipment and are committed to a 2:1 student to camera ratio. Personal equipment is not permitted.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

We understand that emergencies and last minute changes happen. Note that we are also serving many people and want to ensure fairness and keep prices low.

Student Cancellation Details:

If you register for a workshop and are unable to attend, we can offer the following compensation:

If your cancellation is confirmed by DCTV:

* at least 5 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - You can receive 

Full Refund

* at least 2 full business days prior to workshopʼs start date - Full Credit (valid for 3 months) or a 50% Refund

* less than 2 business days prior to workshopʼs start date - No compensation


No compensation, neither Refund nor Credit is available for cancellations less than 2 full business days prior to a workshopʼs start time or for non-attendance. For example, if you cancel your registration for a workshop that starts at 6:30pm on Monday, we must confirm your cancellation no later than 6:30pm the Thursday before. There are absolutely no make-ups allowed for any missed session(s) of a workshop. It is not possible for students to make up a missed session of their Workshop by attending an equivalent session on another day. There are no refunds for missed sessions.


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Question from Anonymous
Hi! Which software will the instructors be using ProTools for class? Also, will there be a certification at the end of the course?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Audio Fundamentals is a Production workshop, so there is no post-production software taught. DCTV does have a separate Pro Tools workshop that focuses on working with audio in post-production. This class is not for certification, but they can provide a certificate of completion. Hope this helps!
Question from Anonymous
Hi! I’m a beginner using Logic Pro X for voice overs. Would this be a good course for me?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! Yes, this class is for Beginners so this is definitely a good class for you. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at DCTV (227)

(227 Reviews)
Audio Fundamentals
Reviewed by Serafin S. on 4/8/2019
The Audio Fundamentals course is pretty much on the spot with what it says it is. This "course" presents some very bare bones information that would probably be valuable to someone with an absolute zero knowledge of hardware. And when I mean zero, I mean that whomsoever takes this course can only fathom that the difference between hertz and kilohertz is that one rents cars and the other rents bigger cars. The unfortunate part of this is that the course is a practical prerequisite to taking any other audio course that DCTV offers. Especially one that would teach you how to work with audio software. You can't just jump to learning how to use pro tools (which seems like the only DAW that DCTV either uses or teaches). Granted that doesn't lay on Coursehorse. It's very much all on DCTV and how they choose to do their classes. I'm sure there is a method to the madness, so to speak. As I said, the course is useful to those who are walking into the world of audio/video with no background or knowledge of either. But for me and what I wanted to accomplish, all it did was cost me money and time that i could've dedicated to something more productive.
Audio Fundamentals
Reviewed by Nelio M. on 11/17/2018
Audio Fundamentals
Reviewed by Joaquin P. on 2/21/2017
Audio Fundamentals
Reviewed by Noah S. on 5/12/2016
Audio Fundamentals
Reviewed by Nicole E. on 5/11/2016

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