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Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth is the first institute in India to start with Bachelors courses in Professional Audio Production and Professional Video Production. For these courses the Vidyapeeth has built 2 state-of-the-art recording and mixing studios which offer up to Dolby Atmos compatibility. These studios are one of the largest in the country and will be provided for commercial uses as well. As we get commercial work in our studios, the students would also get a chance to assist the best engineers, technicians, artists and professionals in the film industry. With The Vidyapeeth was awarded the status of 'Deemed to be University' by Govt. of India in 1987 in recognition of its contribution in the field of education, which accorded the Vidyapeeth recognition at the national level. Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth is also an Avid Learning Partner (Academics) and because of which students benefit by getting official certifications from Avid for Pro Tools and Media Composer.
Audio Production profession surrounds with creation and manipulation of music and creative sounds. Music production and Post-production are the distinct specializations available in the field of audio production. Post-production involves Location Sound, Sound Design (Sound Effects/Foley/Ambience), Dubbing and Mixing in Surround Sound. Music Production involves Composing /Arranging, MIDI Programming, Recording & Editing and Mixing & Mastering.
Understand nature and behavior of sound in the acoustic and electric domain, judge room acoustics and become more attentive towards the sound, identify studio equipment and signal flow in the studio, understand concepts and terminology used in music production, post-production and live sound, fundamental understanding of concepts of non-linear video editing, apply core concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools | Ultimate system in a professional studio environment, record and mix sound in a commercial studio with competitive quality.
Access to the world-class commercial studio with cutting edge technology equipment, labs with the most recent version of Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and Plug-ins, training on the entire curriculum of Avid Pro Tools and other Avid suites of audio products, mixing workflows using Avid S6 control surface, Dolby workflows for producing immersive Dolby Atmos mixes, reference materials for students through online portal.
Begin working as a skilled studio engineer with adequate skill sets in a commercial studio, managerial skills to utilize time in more productive ways & achieve competency in the studio environment, industry recognition of proven expertise in using Pro Tools | Ultimate system in a fast-paced professional studio environment, differentiation from competitors when applying for audio engineering work at commercial recording studios and post-production houses, collaborate with composers, arrangers, musicians and directors confidently.
: As Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth is Avid Learning Partner | Academic, the following certificates are offered to the students along with the Degree Certificate:
- Avid Certified User: Pro Tools
- Avid Certified Operator: Pro Tools | Music/Post
- Avid Certified Expert: Pro Tools | Music/Post
- Avid Certified Expert: Pro Tools | S6
- Avid Certified Support Representative: Pro Tools
Note: Each certification will have its own online exam and the students will have to clear the same in order to be a certified individual.
Studio Engineer, Post Production Engineer – Film and TV, Radio Broadcast Producer/Engineer, Location Sound Recordist, Mastering Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Music Producer and Sound Designer for Games.
Candidates should have minimum 10+2 (H.S.C) qualification (any stream) along with basic understanding and command over the English language (but if necessary, students will be provided training to enhance their command over the English language)
Audio post production is the creation and manipulation of audio that is synchronized with moving picture. Most other aspects of audio for moving picture occur during the Post Production phase (everything done after filming/shooting). This applies to TV, cinema, and commercials. It includes various departments like Dialogue Editing, ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), Dubbing, Sound Design, Foley FX recording, Sound FX recording, Sound Editing, Pre-mixing and Re-Recording in Stereo and Surround Sound.
Dialogue Editing is when dialogues are assembled, synchronized, and edited for a film or television production, It includes cleaning the dialogue by removal of unwanted sounds (e.g. wind noise, clothes rustle noise, insect noise, low frequency rumble, excess reverb etc). Usually, a production track will be used (the sound that was recorded on the set while filming). If any of the production tracks are unusable they can be replaced by either alternate production tracks recorded on set or by ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement).
Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR) is the process of re-recording dialogue by the original actor (or a replacement actor) after the filming process to improve audio quality or reflect dialogue changes (also known as "looping" or a "looping session"). In India the process is simply known as "dubbing", while in the UK, it is also called "post-synchronization" or "post-sync".
Sound Design is the art and practice of creating sound tracks for a variety of needs. It involves specifying, acquiring or creating auditory elements using audio production techniques and tools. Sound Design commonly involves performing and editing of previously composed or recorded audio, such as sound effects and dialogue for the purposes of the medium, but it can also involve creating sounds from scratch through synthesizers. A Sound Designer is one who practices Sound Design.
Sound Editing was developed out of the need to fix the incomplete, undramatic, or technically inferior sound recordings of early talkies, and over the decades has become a respected filmmaking craft, with sound editors implementing the aesthetic goals of motion picture sound design. A Sound Editor is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling sound recordings in preparation for the final sound mixing or mastering of a television program, motion picture, video game, or any production involving recorded or synthetic sound.
Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production and are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. These reproduced sounds, named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley, can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. Foley can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured on the set of a movie during filming, such as overflying airplanes or passing traffic. The term "Foley" also means a place, such as Foley-stage or Foley-studio, where the Foley process takes place. Foley artists recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film often do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts.
Sound FX (a.k.a. audio/sound effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media. These are normally created with Foley. In motion picture and television production, a sound effect is a sound recorded and presented to make a specific storytelling or creative point without the use of dialogue or music.
Pre-mixing is a stage in which the engineer sets the levels for all effects, dialogues and music for a feature film, television, video game etc. each elements in the soundscape are defined with a certain level depending on the art of storytelling via sound. The pre-mixing can be done for Dialogue, Hard FX, Soft FX, Foley FX, Ambience and Music for the Re-recording Mixer.
All the Pre-mixes are mixed and combined together the process necessitates "re-recording" such as dialogue, music, sound effects, by the sound Re-recording mixer to achieve the desired end result, which is the final soundtrack that the audience hears when the finished film is played.
Music production is the process by which a record producer or music producer oversees the recording and production of a track, single, or record. This may include listening in on recordings, making suggestions for edits and alterations, or working with other professionals to ensure the record comes out as well as possible. The music production process varies from band to band, but it always includes many of the same components
Production Sound (a.k.a. Location sound) refers to sounds that are recorded on set or during production of the film. The Production Sound Mixer heads the team of engineers and the team is responsible for different tasks like Boom Operator, Cable Operator, PA Operator and Assistant.
Live sound mixing is the blending of multiple sound sources by an audio engineer using a mixing console or software. Sounds that are mixed include those from instruments and voices which are picked up by microphones and pre-recorded material, such as songs on CD or a digital audio player. Individual sources are typically equalized to adjust the bass and treble response and routed to effect processors to ultimately be amplified and reproduced via a loudspeaker system. The live sound engineer listens and balances the various audio sources in a way that best suits the needs of the event.
The Avid Learning Partner (ALP) program is designed to provide the assurance that you can get the quality of training on Avid products and solutions to the standard and location that meets your needs. Each Avid Learning Partner has been carefully chosen by Avid as they provide the appropriate training environment to deliver the authorized training content developed by Avid. Each course is delivered by an Avid Certified Instructor (ACI), trained and tested by Avid, to give you confidence you will get the expert tuition you require.
Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology (formerly Digidesign) for Microsoft Windows and macOS which can be used for a wide range of sound recording and sound production purposes. Pro Tools can perform the functions of a multitrack tape recorder and audio mixer, along with additional features that can only be performed in the digital domain, such as non-destructive editing.
The following modules will be covered and will be strategically distributed over 6 semesters:
- Sound Theory
- Building Musical Sense
- Studio Environment
- Mixing Console Operations
- Pro Tools Fundamental I and II
- Recording Techniques
- Audio Processors
- Pro Tools Production I and II (Music/Post)
- S6 Mixing Techniques And Workflow
- Pro Mixing
- Audio Mastering
- Field Workflow (Live Sound/Location Audio)
- Dolby Workflow
- Introduction to Media Composer
- Advanced Production Techniques (Music/Post)
- Pro Tools System Support