Created by Christopher Carvalho and Tomas George


What are you going to learn in the course?

  • Over 2.5 Hours and 40 HD Video Lectures

    In this guide to Digital Audio Principles, you’ll not only learn how digital audio works, but you will have more clarity in your thinking, free of the vast array of myths out there!

  • This course will cover such topics as :

    Sample rates, Bit depths, Headroom, Stereo, Formats, Measuring audio and much more!

  • How will this course help me?

    This course will allow you to learn some of the most key concepts and principles of digital audio without the myths and misinformation. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and What you are Going to Learn

    • Welcome
    • Introduction
    • Before we get started
  • 2

    Commonly used Terms

    • Introduction to the Module
    • Commonly used Terms
    • Technology
    • Processes
    • Digital Audio Formats
  • 3

    Technical Demonstration of Concepts in Action

    • Decibels
    • Peak vs RMS
    • Gain - Part 1
    • Gain - Part 2
    • Dynamics - Part 1
    • Dynamics - Part 2
    • Dynamics - Part 3
    • Frequencies - Part 1
    • Frequencies - Part 2 (Distortion)
    • Frequencies - Part 3 (Noise)
    • Phase
    • Stereo - Part 1
    • Stereo - Part 2 : Phase sum Difference
    • Stereo - Part 3 : Stereo vs Mono
    • Sample Rates
    • Bit Depths
  • 4

    Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Audio

    • Introduction to FAQ
    • How Loud Should my Track be?
    • Should Frequencies be flat?
    • Is it okay to Compress more than Once?
    • Outboard vs Plugins
    • What Sample Rates Should I Use?
    • What Bit Depth Should I Use?
    • What Formats Should I Export To?
    • When Should I Dither?
    • Do I Need To Treat My Room?
    • How Do I Get Wider Mixes?
  • 5

    Paul Baily Q&A

    • Paul Baily Introduction
    • What’s the difference between Analogue and Digital?
    • Do you need Analogue Gear?
    • Common Misconceptions about Analogue Audio
    • Exciting Developments around Audio
    • Has the role of Engineer changed and top tips for getting hired
    • What are the Traits of a Good Audio Engineer?
    • Main Piece of Advice about Making a Career in Audio Engineering
  • 6

    Thanks and Bye

    • Thanks and Bye

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