academy overview

SoundCheck Academy is a free workshop specifically designed and taught by top industry professionals for young aspiring engineers.  Our intimate learning environment allows each student one on one time with their instructor and considerable hands on time with audio equipment and workstations.  Students will learn the fundamentals of audio engineering and quickly develop technical skills to become successful engineers.

Instructor has toured with:

Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake and more...

Our objective is to educate, motivate and inspire.


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session 1: Etiquette, Audio Hardware and signal flow

  • Studio/On the job Etiquette 
  • Preparation and Planning
  • Cables, connectors and wiring
  • Equipment setup
    • Pro Tools HD
    • Keyboards
    • Interfaces (Avid Omni, UA Apollo)
    • Drivers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Live Tour Rig Demo

session 2: Pro tools

  • Preferences 
  • I/O settings 
  • Session Setup
  • Basic Recording
  • Basic Editing
    • Key Commands
  • Basic Mixing 
    • Compression 
    • EQ 
  • File Formats
  • Timecode 
  • Live Tour Session Demo
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  • session 3: Ableton Live & controllers

  • Preferences
  • Session Setup
  • Basic Recording
  • Basic Editing
    • Arrange View / Session View
    • Key Commands
    • Warping
  • Basic Mixing
  • Hardware
    • APC 40 MK2
    • Push 2
    • iPad with Lemur App
    • iConnectMidi
  • Live Tour Session Demo

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