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Professional Certificate

Live Sound Production

Next Semester Starts
June 26, 2023



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,515 Per Course
Only $4,090.50 when paid all at once

The lights go out, the band takes the stage, and the crowd goes wild. It’s up to you to ensure that what everyone hears next sounds great. In this professional certificate program, you’ll advance your knowledge in one of the music industry’s main growth areas: sound for concerts and other live events. After tuning up your critical listening and ear training skills, you’ll move on to study all of the techniques and considerations a mix engineer needs to know when working with live sound, such as equalization, dynamics, microphone technique, natural and artificial reverb, delay, and compression.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Critical Listening 1 (OMPRD-162)
Dan Thompson
Level 1 Course
by Dan Thompson

Create compelling, professional-sounding songs by learning to identify the production elements that contribute to a well-balanced, artful and professional mix.

Advanced Audio Ear Training for Mix Engineers (OMPRD-262)
Dan Thompson
Level 2 Course
by Dan Thompson

Expand your production skills and critical listening by learning how to identify and implement mix strategies and a wide array of professional mix approaches.

Live Sound: Mixing and Recording (OMPRD-287)
Bill Gibson
Level 2 Course
by Bill Gibson

Learn to construct a high-quality mix for live sound and identify proper microphone technique, effects, and processing to build professional sounds and vocals.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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