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A Producers’ Guide to Sound




6 Weeks

About the Course

If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Well, yes. Actually.

It's essential to know the nature of the thing you're trying to record – sound! This accessible and practical course covers the basics of sound theory without getting too heavy with the physics!

  • What is sound? Frequency, wavelength, amplitude and hearing range,

  • How instruments work,

  • Harmonic series,

  • Temperament,

  • dB scales – don’t get them confused!

  • Room acoustics.

So why DOES the tree make a sound? Because, for our purposes, “sound” is longitudinal waves of fluctuating air pressure. Obvs!


3 Jan – 7 Feb 2023

5pm - 6:45pm

Your Instructor

Tom Henthorn

Tom Henthorn

Tom's lessons are a masterclass in how to do production properly. With 19 years' experience as a professional producer, he has worked in iconic studios such as Yellow Arch Studios and Red Tape Studios. Currently senior producer at Make Noise Studios, he loves to share the knowledge and techniques that he knows work!

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