COURSES

 

The six MATTI courses are designed as a series – which start from the fundamentals of audio, then through the technical aspects and preparation for studio recording & live sound, including all of the popular audio equipment and software used. Then students move on to projects where they fulfill their training by engineering and producing music both live and in the exclusive MATTI world-class recording studio.

It is highly recommended that students complete all six courses in order to have a competitive advantage in the audio industry.


MATTI 01: ASSISTANT AUDIO TECHNICIAN – Certificate

This introductory course covers:

  1. An Introduction to Sound – which focuses on the fundamental elements of audio including sound-waves, frequency, amplitude,   mediums, measurement, tone, envelope, multiples, phase and distortion.
  2. Human Hearing – which deals with frequency range, stereo vs mono, depth of field, acoustics, surround sound, listening contours,  ADSR, and ear maintenance.
  3. Basic Audio Electronics – which focuses on the fundamentals required for assembling and maintaining a recording studio and  sound system. Areas covered include Ohm’s law, voltage, amperage, resistance, impedance, 110/220V circuits for sound and lighting equipment, breakers, loads, AC DC, vacuum tubes, solid state, digital audio, microphone vs line level, testers, soldering and an electronic circuit project.
  4. Basic Signal Flow – is an introduction to the connection of audio signal processors used in recording studios and live sound systems.

This course runs from October 3rd to October 21st 2016, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM (98 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.


MATTI 02: LIVE CONCERT SOUND TECH – Certificate

This comprehensive course covers:

  1. Signal Flow & Signal Processing – which introduces students to audio signal flow and the devices used to process audio signals. Areas covered include flowcharts, microphones & placement techniques, cables, connectors, patch bays, oscillators, samples, pre-amps, indicators, dynamics processors, equalizers, mixing consoles, effects processors, amplifiers, crossovers, speakers, analyzers, pink/white noise and A/D converters.
  2. Live Sound Reinforcement – which focuses on the technical aspects of live audio production for concerts and other public events. Areas covered include show details, preparation, equipment, technical duties, stage plots, set-up, electrical, troubleshooting, instruments, signal flow, feedback, ring-out techniques, frequencies, ear training, monitors, mixing techniques, lighting and ground loops. Students will also create a concert event where they set-up and operate audio mixing equipment in a live show atmosphere to gain real-world technical experience.

Course runs from Oct 24th to November 21st 2016, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM, plus one Saturday show day (140 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.


MATTI 03: ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSER/MIDI PROGRAMMER – Certificate

This comprehensive course deals with Musical Instrument Digital Interface technology and teaches students how to program electronic music. Areas covered include note information, program information, time signatures, quantization, loops, sequencers, MIDI keyboards, synthesis, drum machines, samplers, MIDI channels, editing and routing. Students will use MIDI software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic and Nuendo to produce electronic music projects.

Students will also learn basic music theory. It is recommended that students have previous experience playing a musical instrument as well as basic computer experience. Students will also need a laptop with a wireless USB adapter.

Course runs from November 22nd to December 8th 2016, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM (91 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.


MATTI 04: ASSISTANT RECORDING ENGINEER – Certificate

This course deals with multi-track analog tape recording in order to focus student attention on hearing versus seeing the recordings, which provides ear training that is highly beneficial. Students will also learn how to use ever popular analog processing devices.

Areas covered include preparation, bed-tracking, overdubbing and mixing, as well as all of the equipment used at each of these stages, with emphasis on microphone use and placement techniques. Students will also work in groups using analog recording equipment to engineer music projects in the studio.

Course runs from December 9th 2016 to January 13th 2017 (except Christmas break), Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM (112 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.


MATTI 05: DIGITAL RECORDING ENGINEER – Certificate

This technical course focuses on basic and advanced digital audio recording concepts, equipment and operation.

Areas covered include analog to digital converters, digital audio mixers, digital EQ’s, digital processors, and digital storage mediums, computers, hardware, operating systems, audio software such as Pro Tools, Cubase and Nuendo, sample rates, bit rates, digital routing, automation, synchronization, time codes, frame rates, SMPTE, hybrid systems, bed-tracking, overdubbing, editing, mixing and mastering. Students will also use digital software by Pro Tools, Cubase & Nuendo as well as advanced professional recording equipment to engineer audio projects in the studio facility.

Students must have prior basic computer experience.

Course runs from January 16th to February 7th 2017, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM (119 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.


MATTI 06: MUSIC PRODUCER – Certificate

This comprehensive course focuses on the following:

  1. Professional Communications – essential for successful business relations in the audio/music industry. Areas covered include a review of audio industry positions, roles, responsibilities, teamwork, assertiveness, listening skills, etiquette, diplomacy, creativity, networking, career marketing, presentation techniques, self-employment, documentation, scheduling and time management.
  2. Music Production – during this course students will learn audio production elements used in creating modern music. Areas covered include music recording producers, their roles and duties, a study of successful music producers, basic music theory, pre-production, rehearsals, meetings, decision making, basic music business, copyright, trademark, negotiating, contracts, royalties and fees. Students will also produce and engineer musical recording projects in the studio facility using top-of-the-line analog and digital equipment.

Course runs from February 8th to March 20th 2017, Monday to Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM (119 hours).

Tuition: $995 + GST (NOTE: Maximum 6 students per year)

Students must pass this course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate of successful completion.

Monthly financing available OAC. MATTI Also accepts VISA.