Audio Engineering / Audio Engineer Professional

The ultimate audio engineering training for recording, mixing and mastering

The ultimate audio engineering training for recording, mixing and mastering

Start date Please let me know as soon as the course is available in English.
Accredited by the ZFU The Course is approved by the German national agency for distance learning (Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht, ZFU). This certifies that course content is complete, correct and appropriately presented to ensure that you can achieve your educational goal.
Course duration 12 months, web-based course
Time required approx. 10 - 15 hours per month
Certified Graduation Audio Engineer Professional Certification
Course fee 149 Euro incl. VAT per month


Helge Beckmann - Akademieleiter & Dozent Audiocation

Helge Beckmann    

Audio Engineer, Academy Director and CEO
(Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music and Media / VDT / VDM / VDJ)

Helge is a passionate audio engineer and guitarist. He attended the University of Paderborn, the University of Music in Detmold - one of the leading institutions for professional music education in Europe - and the Tonmeisterinstitut (recording & balancing engineering institute) in Detmold.

He has a degree in Popular Music and Media. Helge developed and founded the first distance-learning school for home recording and, with Audiocation, he and his team now offer this innovative web-based form of audio training. Helge has also been working as a live/studio engineer for over 14 years and in recent years has worked with national and international artists and hosted events and musicals. For more than 5 years, he worked as the Head of Audio Engineering at the city theatre in Lippstadt.

He is co-developer of various software-VST-plug-ins and the groundbreaking Virtual Recording. In addition, he worked as editor-in-chief of the music and audio engineering magazine »Music & PC«.

Helge is the lecturer for the courses Audio Engineer Professional and Audio Engineer Basic




The ultimate audio engineering training for recording, mixing and mastering

Course overview The Audiocation Audio Engineer Basic course offers advanced training for all subject areas relevant to audio engineering.

Basics, room acoustics, miking, mixing, production, auditory training and the realization of complete recording sessions – this course provides a comprehensive, practical insight into all of these aspects of modern sound engineering.

All recordings are specifically designed to cover the respective subject area and are realized in close cooperation with a wide range of professional musicians, sound engineers and music producers.

This gives Audiocation students the opportunity to make high-quality recordings and get valuable first-hand knowledge and information from experienced specialists who deal with the subject matter every day.

Course content • Basics of audio technology
• Basics of recording technology
• Basics of room acoustics
• Basics of studio technology
• Digital technology
• Vibration theory
• Effects
• Mikrophoning
• Studio microphoning
• Microphoning for live recordings
• Organology
• Loudspeaker technology
• Production techniques
• Technical aural training
• Processing of audio signals
• Sequencing
• Mixing strategies
• Digital Audio Editing
• Live recording
• Studio philosophies
• Acoustic pattern analysis
• Auditory training
• Mixing and editing tasks of various genres
• Audio mastering

Special option: The Professional course also includes Virtual Recording – an option to hand in your own songs for mix analysis and to submit your own graduation project.

Prerequisites Experience in working with audio software
Suitable for Musicians, producers, bands, sounddesigner (hobby, semi-professional & professional)
Hardware requirements Computer (PC/MAC) with internet access, loudspeaker, audio software
Software requirements Software like Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo, Apple Logic, Cakewalk Sonar, Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Magix Samplitude, Sony Acid.
Educational Software 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.
Career Options Studio Engineer, Mix Engineer, Live Sound Engineer (music, theatre), Music Producer, Studio Manager, Studio Owner, Audio Post-production Engineer, Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Composer, Arranger, Jingle Producer.