Digital Audio: Creation and Production

Instructor : Chantal Dumas 
Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, October 6st to 20st, 2015
Deadline for registration: September 29th
3 weeks (12 hours)
$ 100 (tax included)

Digital Audio: Creation and Production is an introduction to the different aspects of creating digital audio content. In collaboration with the XXFiles – a weekly radio show on CKUT 90.3FM – this workshop will introduce participants to a number of tools, including open-source software, to create audio art and soundscapes. Participants will create their own audio art projects, each step in audio production will be covered: recording, editing, mixing; as well as learning to work with different playback formats and plug-ins.

Course 1: Introduction to free softwares and sound recording


  • Installation
  • Introduction to softwares and various functions.

Sound recording

  • Introduction to the H4 Zoom mobile recorder
  • Technical aspects of recording; theoretical and practical notions
  • Recording session and discussion

Course 2: Organizing a recording session, editing and presenting

  • Exploration of software
  • Recording formats
  • Structuring a work session
  • Learning various editing functions
  • Sound effects
  • Online samples and sound banks


  • Practice inserting different elements into a session.
  • Edit audio tracks.
  • Experiment with effects.

Course 3: Mixing and broadcasting formats

  • The production line: from capture to distribution
  • How to approach mixing
  • Mixing control
  • Tools for a good mix
  • Various formats for distribution
  • Listen to productions
  • Discussion and feedback

Practical Information
This course will be taught in French by a bilingual teacher.
This course is for intermediate students (minimum 8 participants).
Price will be adjusted if this minimum is not reached.