FAQ

+ Create Guest Account

 

Test Audiocation free of charge and with no obligation for 5 days
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If you wish to get an overview of our course contents and to familiarize yourself with our learning method, please feel free to create a guest account. The guest account is free of charge, active for 5 days and will grant you access to selected parts of our courses.

Once you have requested a guest account on our website, we will contact you and send you a text message with your personal access data.

 

Deletion of guest account
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You don’t have to delete the guest account, as it is without obligations and will be closed automatically after 5 days.

 

 

+ Course registration

 

Course registration
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You can register for a course online, by e-mail or by phone. After your registration, you will receive your access data by e-mail.

Access to the course is activated on the 1st of the following month.

 

Course registration from guest account
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If you already have an active guest account, you can register for a course from there. The system will automatically fill in your user data.

 

Problems with the registration
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Due to the many different web browsers and operating systems, there may be problems when filling out the form.

To avoid problems registering, we recommend you use Firefox (from version 3), Safari (from version 4), Internet Explorer (from version 7).

If you have any questions on the registration, feel free to contact our support team.

 

I haven’t received my registration notification e-mail. What can I do?
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If you haven't received your registration e-mail, it may be in the bulk/spam folder of your e-mail account. Please check this folder first. If you don’t receive an e-mail from us within 24 hours, please contact our support team.

 

 

+ Start dates

 

When do the courses start?
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Courses start at the 1st of each month.

 

Is there a waiting list?
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As the number of students per course is limited, we cannot guarantee that there is still a place available in case of last-minute registrations. If a course is already fully booked, we will be happy to reserve a place for you in the following month’s course.

 


+ Course Schedule

 

How are the courses structured?
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• Every month, we will provide you with a learning module containing theory and practice material.
You will find the material in your online studio.

• You will study on the basis of the course material and complete the respective tasks.

• Once you have completed an exercise or a task, you will send it to your lecturer for review. Your lecturer will evaluate your exercises and tasks and send you comprehensive feedback.

• If you have questions on the course structure, the course content or the topic covered, feel free to contact your lecturer.

• Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the Audiocation certificate.

 

Is it possible to extend the duration of a course?
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The training duration depends on your personal learning progress. We generally recommend one module per month.

You can extend the duration of any course with a duration of 6 months or more by 50% of the original duration for free.

 

Learning material
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All of our course material is available online. All files you need to fulfill the tasks are available for download.

 

 

+ Course duration

 

What is the duration of a course?
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Course duration is between 3 and 12 months and the courses are designed as an extra-occupational program.

Depending on your interests and objectives, you are free to choose from the following course modules:

Audio Engineer 12 months

Radio Journalist 6 months

Ableton Live 4 months

Max for Live 4 months

Songwriting/Producing 3 months

Drum Programming (1+2) 3 months

Soundtrack Composer 9 months

Vienna TC 7 months

Cubase 3 months

Game Sound Design 3 months

 

How much time will I spend on one course?
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Depending on your level of knowledge, we recommend you allow 10-20 hours per month for the course.

 


+ Course fees

 

How much is a course at Audiocation?
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The individual courses cost 149 Euro per month (»Audio Engineer Basic« costs 99 Euro per month).

This price includes all services (course material, feedback on your submitted tasks, support, exams etc.). There will be no additional costs apart from the usual costs arising from the use of means of communication (telephone, internet).

 

What are my payment options?
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→ Payment by direct debitBankeinzug bei Audiocation

This is the easiest payment method. After registration, we will debit the course fee monthly from your account.

 

→ Payment by credit cardKreditkartenzahlung bei Audiocation

After registration, we will debit the course fee monthly from your credit card.

 

 

+ Support and Consulting

 

How and at what times can I contact Audiocation?
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Open 24/7

You are welcome to send us an e-mail anytime or to give us a call from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (CET)

Please note that we will not be able to provide you with general support on your software or hardware. For PC-related questions, we recommend you contact the relevant supplier.

 

 

+ Hardware requirements

 

Minimum hardware requirements
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Logo PC

• Windows XP or higher
• Pentium/Athlon with 2.0 GHz or more
• 1 GB RAM or more
• Sound card or audio interface
• Screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
• Internet access from 1 Mbit

Logo MAC

• Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
• Power Mac G4 1 GHz or Core Solo 1.5 GHz or more
• 1 GB RAM or more
• Sound card or audio interface
• Screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
• Internet access from 1 Mbit

Logo Linux

• Suse, Ubuntu
• 1 GB RAM or more
• Sound card or audio interface
• Screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher
• Internet access from 1 Mbit

 

 

+ Software requirements

 

Educational software
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If you still need to purchase audio software, as a student of Audiocation you can benefit from a reduction of up to 50% on various sound software products. Further information can be found under Software.

 

Software required for the courses
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Audio Engineer
Multitrack sequencer (Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, ProTools or similar)

Drum Programming
Software sampler (preferably Halion from Version 2, Kontakt from 2.2 or EMU Proteus VX)

Software courses
You will need the respective program for each software course.

Radio Journalism
Audacity or other audio editor (Wavelab, Adobe Audition etc.).

Soundtrack Composer
Notation program (Sibelius or similar)

 

 

+ Security

 

Fair and state-approved contractual terms
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Audiocation is a registered distance learning school and is subject to the German Distance Learning Protection Act, providing fair and transparent contractual terms in accordance with the ZFU (German national agency for distance learning).

 

Cancellation and withdrawal
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You can withdraw from the contract up to 14 days after activation of the first learning unit. To exercise your right to withdraw from the contract, simply send an e-mail to our support team. Already-paid fees will then be reimbursed.

 

Data protection
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Audiocation takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We do not pass on personal information from our students to third parties. Your data will solely be used for internal assessment and will remain anonymous. You can change the public data in your profile at any time.

 

 

+ Graduation and certificate

 

Your graduation certificate
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Once you have successfully completed your course, you will receive your graduation certificate. The certificate contains a detailed list of the skills and competencies you have obtained at Audiocation.

 

Web-certificate
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In addition to the regular certificate, you will receive an »Audiocation Web-Certificate« for the course you successfully attended. You can integrate this certificate into your website and CV or use it as an e-mail signature.

 

 

+ Jobs

 

Jobs in the music and media industry?
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Students of Audiocation are being trained to become music and media experts. The training implies close contact with recording studios, labels, pressing plants, radio stations, publishing houses etc. and is therefore tailored to meet the requirements of the music and media industry.

The main demands on anyone involved in music and media are perseverance, reliability, creativity and a well-established network of contacts. Studying at Audiocation will help you lay your personal foundations for the most important requirement of a successful professional career – a constant improvement of your skills.

 

The key to success
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Distance learning students have a high level of self-motivation, self-reliance, determination, flexibility and time management skills. Decisiveness and commitment are the key competencies of distance learning students and are your key to success.