Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Digital Sound Recording

About the Program

New Program Starting Fall 2023

Would you like to be a music artist someday? Do you already make beats? Dance? Sing? Have you ever deejayed an event? Are you a writer of Spoken Word Poetry or lyrics? Do you rap, write, or play Corridos or play the music of some of your favorite bands? Do you want to learn to record bands or run the sound board? Do you already use FL Studio or GarageBand or BandLab? Do you already have your music out on Soundcloud or Spotify? Do you want to learn how to play an instrument but never got the chance? Do you want to be a Voice Actor or Sports Announcer or create Sound FX for film or games?

If you answered yes to any of these, sign up for Digital Sound Recording.

Students in Digital Sound Recording will learn the basics of computer music production and recording. Students will learn how to create and operate a digital audio workstation creating their own sounds, sampling, and using MIDI devices. Students will learn the science of sound, signal flow, bussing, and FX in analog & digital mixing as well as how to record live instruments, use of microphones and when to use them, and how to produce and setup a live show.

Skills students will learn include:

  • Manage and produce a studio session
  • Work with different audio file types
  • Editing and sound engineering
  • The difference between notes, chords, and connections
  • How to run a live digital audio session
  • How to track, edit and mix their own music
  • Reasons for creating music or sound bytes for different purposes
  • Business fundamentals of how to market and promote skills learned in the classroom for real world use

Academic Equivalency Credit: 0.5 English, 0.5 Math

College Credits: Up to 10 college credits (pending)

Meet the Instructor