The University of the arts

Digital Audio Workshop
The University of the Arts

CE 2508N 01 Digital Audio Workshop

CE 2508N 01

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Jacob Folk



Spring 2018

  • (Mar. 14 to Apr. 11)
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Tuition: $240 / Fees: $20
Interested in making music on your computer, but not sure where to start? Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Students become familiar with the fundamentals of digital recording and audio manipulation over the course of five sessions. The first three classes are held in a lab setting, allowing hands-on experience converting audio to a digital format and manipulating it within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Get acquainted with audio editing software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, and learn to create MIDI-based compositions - compositions where instruments interface with your computer. The final two sessions are held in a recording studio, granting exposure to a mixing console and different types of microphones. Basic mixing techniques are covered in this course, including equalization, compression and panning audio within the stereo spectrum.

Course Overview

This course is designed to start from the ground up, covering the very basics of audio so that even the most inexperienced students can gain an understanding of how to record music.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Understand the basics of audio conversion

  • Be able to make music with Ableton Live

  • Be familiar with MIDI functionality

  • Understand the fundamental differences between microphone types

  • Understand the basics of a mixing console

What will you do in class?


Analyzing Commercial Mixes

Music Assignments

Recording & Mixing Sessions



Students will need to come prepared with a pair of headphones and a flash drive.


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