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Imagine being mentored by a master in the art of sound production.

Imagine your mentor teaching you their very secrets of recording and editing high-quality sound. Showing you first-hand their exact process of producing audio for film & music that intentionally takes audiences through a roller coaster of emotions, leaving them stuck on your tracks?

Stop Imagining. Moment offers audio courses from some of the best sound experts in the game. It’s not only possible to learn how to create content with flawless audio that will keep your listeners hooked to your story, but it's easier than ever, thanks to our comprehensive sound engineering courses.

Before enrolling in your first class, let’s learn a little more about sound production, introduce you to our expert teachers & the audio engineering courses they’ve created for you as a labor of love.

Learning Music Production Basics

Whether you’re a beginner filmmaker, podcaster, or music creator, audio is how you tell your stories, so for those who consider themselves life-long learners (which we all should if we want to grow as storytellers), it’s vital to understand what goes into creating industry-standard audio.

But, before getting into the technical, make sure you stock up on the gear you need. We have it all here, regardless of your audio equipment needs.

A lot goes into creating art of high-quality sound, which you’ll learn in your online sound engineering course. But here’s an overview.

Typically, the initial part of audio production, whether for film, a podcast, or digital music production, is recording.

TIP: If you’re working on music, you want to be in the best room environment possible to create your tracks. It means choosing a quiet room without echo, extra background noise, or static. Ideally, a room with acoustic treatment is best.

From there, make sure you have a good microphone with a pop filter to cancel out popping and other unwanted sounds from poking through your take. If not a pop filter, then at least a windscreen. You may or may not be recording with an audio interface depending on the type of project you're working on, but we recommend them if you'll be transferring sound from analog to digital.

Adding preamps to help give your voice more presence and a cleaner signal, especially for people working on music, is helpful but not imperative. After recording your work, scrub through your tracks to clean up the audio for any unwanted noise the mic may have picked up.

Next is the mixing process. Here’s where you’ll gather all your recordings and sounds, add effects and foley, and level them to where you want them to be. Grab vocals, instruments, etc., and set the frequencies so that they’re sitting well in the mix and nothing is clashing together. The whole time, still “cleaning up” audio.

The (usual) final step in your music production process is mastering. There’s a lot of technicality to this, but you’re bringing the signal up to industry standards - to compete with other industry-submitted work, if you will, in volume, quality, etc.

Music industry veterans already know these processes well, but most folks dabbling in audio production will also go through these procedures and then some.

Now you're familiar with a few sound design terms + parts of the music engineering workflow. Let’s introduce you to some of our expert filmmakers, engineers, and coaches who will guide you through your learning process & peep some of the information from their course.

Moment Audio Courses

For creatives just getting started with audio, meet Caleb Wojcik, a video and audio expert with a decade of experience working with companies like RØDE, Gumroad, and more! He teaches our Audio Basics course, perfect for podcasts and YouTube. In his lesson, you'll learn everything from microphone placement, recording environment, different types of microphones, external recording devices, and case studies for various audio setups. By the end of this course, he promises that “you will understand how to capture high-quality audio every time.”

Another on-hand expert, Patrick Tomasso, is a filmmaker and photographer who teaches not one, but two complete audio and sound tutorials here at Moment. In his Capturing The Best Audio course, he covers how to do exactly that -- including how to record foley for your films. If you want to dive deeper, Patrick also teaches the Sound for Filmmakers: Recording/Mixing Audio course, where you’ll learn about recording and professional level post-production techniques.

Music lovers rejoice. Producer Justin "Dunnadidit" McDonough teaches how to polish your music for your videos in the Music & SFX for Films course. Dunnadidit will show you exactly how to select the best music for your project, how to use your video editing software to cut audio, create loops, mix your tracks, and beyond. Principles learned here can be transferred to DAWs like Logic Pro X or Ableton Live.

Enroll in the entire Filmmaker Workshop to get bundled access to some of the courses listed here and more. Below, find a list of some commonly asked questions asked online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is an audio course?

An audio course teaches you how to capture and create high-quality audio. Our courses cover everything from what gear you need to how to position them. Our courses cover all stages of production and post-production, including music selection, plus let you into the minds of creative sound experts so that you can see for yourself the thought process behind everything that goes into high-quality audio creation.

What are the free online courses?

Although there are places where you can find free online courses, including our own YouTube channel, a treasure trove of A1 information for filmmakers, free resources are harder to navigate, harder to find what you need, and aren't always linear. At Moment, we offer comprehensive audio courses from established pros at incredible deals. Find courses at Moment for under $25.

How can I learn audio engineering?

To learn audio engineering, enroll in one of Moment’s stellar audio courses, taught by passionate, professional, and experienced audio experts who teach with beginners like you in mind. We make learning audio engineering fun and simple. It’s no wonder we consistently get 5-star reviews on them.

How long does it take to learn audio engineering?

It may sound intimidating, but Moment makes it simple & fun to learn audio engineering. Our tutorials are under two and half hours and are guaranteed to make your next film, podcast, song, or vlog sound like it was created by a professional (or at least not an amateur).

What type of schooling does an audio engineer need?

History would make it seem like an audio engineer needs years of schooling at universities to master the craft. But thanks to the power of the internet, passionate experts can organize their decades of real-world experience into bite-sized lessons that anyone can use to learn at their own pace. Mastering audio can still take years, but thanks to online audio courses like Moment’s, it no longer has to!

Wrap Up

Moment's made it as easy as ever for beginner producers to gain knowledge of sound design and digital audio production by offering top educational content created by partnerships with industry experts. Learn anything, anywhere right from our site -- at a budget-friendly price.

Need help deciding which of our audio courses is best for you? Holler at a friendly Gear Guide, and they'll get you mixing & mastering ASAP. We're beyond stoked to hear your next masterpiece.