The Core Program – Audio Engineering

The Lexington School for Recording Arts

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


Audio Engineering I

AE is the foundational course. It is an extensive expedition into the science of sound. The journey starts in an analog lab. All sound is analog! We can see digits but we cannot hear them. The moment you press play on a CD or computer you hear analog sound. What comes out of an iPod ear bud, headphone or a speaker, is an analog wave. Once students successfully understand the basic principles of analog, they move into a digital lab. It is here where they put the primary fundamental principles of sound to work in a modern digital environment. This is a hands-on, project-based module.



The next destination is the live recording room, where the many critical aspects of recording are dealt with extensively. This is also where the preparation for the certification exam takes place. The final objective is the actual final exam. This test is administered in “Control Room A”, the nerve center of a real world, state of the art recording facility.


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