PsychoAcoustic and Sound Healing Audio Production Program

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Recording Engineer,
Mixing Engineer,
and Audio Producer,
and become a
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Programs Overview

Audio Recording and Production Certificate
• Next Semester begins May 20th or June 23rd at the Institute
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• Online classes begin April 9th
or every two weeks
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Audio Producer Associates Degree Program
Next Semester begins May 20th
or June 23rd at the Institute
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Sound Healing & Therapy Cert Program
Next Semester begins May 20th or the Summer Intensive is June 9th - 22nd.
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• Online classes begin April 2nd

or just about every two weeks
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Music Business Certificate Program


Audio for Media Certificate Program

Digital Composition Certificate Program

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SOUND HEALING AUDIO PRODUCTION PROGRAM

3 Types of Programs offered

Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate Program
Designed for beginners and those that know the basics.
Learn Recording, Mixing, Producing and ProTools from a Sound Healing Perspective
• 15 Weeks at the Institute

• Next Semester at the Institute Begins May 20th

Advanced Sound Healing Audio Production
Designed for those who already know how to record and mix.
• 11 Weeks at the Institute
• 11 Weeks Online

• Next Semester at the Institute Begins May 20th

Audio Producer Degree Program
Designed for those wanting to be a Professional Audio Engineer:
• Recording, Mixing, Producing
• Music Business
• Digital Composition
• Audio for Video and Film
4 semesters 15 weeks each


• Next Semester at the Institute Begins May 20th

The Sound Healing Audio Production Certificate includes basic information on Running ProTools, Mixing and Producing with the Sound Healing Production information.
Therefore, there is no need to take the advanced course after taking the basic course.

The Sound Healing Audio Production classes are separate from the Sound Healing Certificate Program.
The two programs work well together and complement each other. You may take both, or if enrolled in the Degree program you may substitute some of the classes in the Degree for Sound Healing Music Production Classes.

Overview
Sound Healing Audio Production
Producing, Recording and Mixing with an understanding of how sound effects us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Sound and Consciousness Institute has the only program in the world that teaches Sound Healing Audio Production. Sound Healing and Therapy has now become a major field and industry that is still expanding dramatically, and a large amount of research has now been accumulated.

Most people in the field of audio don’t really know what they are doing to people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They know when something feels right or is structurally sound, but have little information on how frequencies, timbres, melodies and rhythms affect the body, psyche, and soul (if you believe in such). This fact often makes it hard to replicate something that just so happened to work. When you are informed as to how various parameters of sound affect us, you then are awarded a secret weapon in your attempt to make a recorded piece of music as effective as possible.

In this workshop we explore various Audio and Music Production techniques based on the latest science and research in the field of Sound Healing and Therapy.


Topics included in both the Basic and Advanced Programs

1. The hierarchy of sound and music:
a. Frequencies – There are archetypal frequencies that have been used since the beginning of time to affect us.

b. Timbres – Different harmonic structures affect us in very specific ways.

c. Musical Intervals and Chords – The relationship between two frequencies or more can be used to create specific states of consciousness.

d. Music (Changing musical intervals and frequencies) – When musical intervals and frequencies change (or stay the same) over time we then add rhythm as another component affecting our entire system. Specific rhythms will entrain the heart, brain, and nervous system.


2. Use of Intention. It has now been proven scientifically in multiple controlled studies that Intention is effective. It has also been shown that Intention gets embedded in the music and is then transmitted through to the listener during playback. Holding intention consistently through the entire recording process -- during composition, performance, recording and mixing – can dramatically add to the intensity of a project.

3. Full frequency range of sounds. As shown by the research of Alfred Tomatis, every frequency is a nutrient. Therefore, using the full frequency range of sounds affects your entire system at every level.

4. Harmonic structures that support the intention of each song. Odd harmonics activate; Even harmonics calm. Even pure sounds (versus rich and complex timbres) have a completely different effect on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

5. Tempos set to the breath. When you set the basic tempo to a really slow breath the music taps into a person’s bio rhythms at a much deeper level. When the chords follow the in and out breath they entrain your breath into a deeper state of relaxation. It also makes it so the listener can consciously breathe along with most of the songs.

6. Use of binaural beats to entrain the brain into a variety of brainwave states. It is now possible to embed frequencies in the music that will subconsciously entrain the listener’s brain into a particular brainwave state (gamma, beta, alpha, theta, delta). When two notes are detuned the difference between the two notes creates a 3rd frequency which is below our normal hearing level. This 3rd frequency entrains your brain into delta (deep sleep or meditation), theta (creative day dreaming), or alpha (relaxed awareness). When you listen on headphones you get the extra added benefit of left and right brain synchronization through the Corpus Callosum, which connects the left and right brain.

7. Peaceful Endings. One of the most important aspects of Sound Healing is when the sound or music ends -- leaving you in a place of perfect peace. There are specific techniques you can use to maximize this effect.

8. We will discuss many other Sound Healing music production techniques based on Timbre, Musical Intervals, Modes, and Energy Flow.

9. Ancient tuning systems such as Just Intonation and Pythagorean tuning systems tap into a mathematical structure that resonates throughout nature (including our solar system).

10. Simply tuning Concert Pitch to a frequency that is more in tune with nature can have a dramatic effect (particularly for sensitive types).

11. High Frequencies activate the mind; Low Frequencies calm the body.

12. Consistent patterns let the mind then focus on other deeper aspects of the sound and consciousness because your brain no longer needs to track changes. Changing patterns activate the brain – particularly for learning and productivity (Mozart Effect).

13. The iso-priniciple can be used to match a person’s mood in order latch on to their current state of mind, so you can then slowly change it.

14. Left and right placement of sounds in a mix access different parts of our brain, and different structures of mixes can actually approximate Sacred Geometry Structures.

15. Various effect parameters (compressor/limiters, delays, flanging, chorusing, phasing and reverb) affect our emotions and brainwaves.



 

The Institute houses 4 recording studios and a wide array of state-of-the-art recording and production equipment.

• Use of 3D Visuals as a tool for understanding sound, music, and mixing.



The Institute is the home of David Gibson's innovative 3D Virtual Mixing technology. This technology allows you to see sounds and mixes in 3D (also with 3D glasses). Gibson's well known visual framework demystifies the mixing process making it simple to understand how to create mixes with a desired effect and specific intention. CLICK HERE for more information.


• Top Selling Books in the Field of Audio

David Gibson's book, "The Art of Mixing," uses visuals of sounds between the speakers as a tool to show and explain how to create every type of mix possible. The visuals provide a framework for understanding the physical, emotion, and spiritual dynamics that can be created in mixes. The book has been the #1 selling book in the field of audio for 8 years.



David and Maestro Curtis' book, "The Art of Producing," is the only book on the planet that provides a step by step process for Producing a Musical Project. The book also uses the visual framework to explain music theory.


• Use of state of the art audio technology for the creation of sound projects.
For those who are interested in producing the highest quality sounds and music our facility houses Five recording studios, each with Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstations, highest quality microphones, mic preamps, effects, processing and monitoring systems, combined with the expertise of our instructors, guarantees our students the highest quality sound possible.


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Advanced Sound Healing Audio Production

Prerequisites
Designed for those who already know how to record and mix.


You must know the following (if you don't you can request some makeup classes):

- Pro Tools Interface Overview: Digital Audio Editing and Recording (It's OK, if you know another program similar to ProTools)
- The basics of MIDI recording and MIDI Studio Setup.
- Setting up effects using Bussing and an Auxiliary Track.
- How to use an Equalizer.
- Basic functions and parameters of all Effects (Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gates, Delays, Flanging, Chorusing, Phasing, and Reverb)

Schedules
• 11 Weeks at the Institute - Begins May 20th. Includes labs with Instructor supervision -
• 11 Weeks Online
- Begins week of April 2nd or every two weeks thereafter.

Costs
• 11 Weeks at the Institute - $2400
• 11 Weeks Online
- $1485


Certificate of Completion awarded upon completion



Course #
Hours
Tuition
Advanced Sound Healing Audio Production
Class Outline

SH 101
33 Hrs.

1. Physics of Sound - The Harmonic Structure of Sound; Fibonacci and the Golden Mean
Even if you know about harmonics, this class gives you an expansive perspective on how the harmonic structure connects to nature mathematically. Knowing this allows you to create music that is more in alignment with nature. We then discuss another mathematical pattern, the Golden Mean – and how you incorporate this basic structure of love and life into your production.

2. Frequencies. Using Equalizers
We cover all the archetypal healing frequencies from 1 hertz to the dolphin range of 500,000 hertz. We then cover David’s technique for using an Equalizer.

3. Physics of Sound Cont - Vol. Measurement and Perception, Envelopes, Phase Cancellation
We discuss how envelopes of sounds create emotions, and how envelope of a sound is used in Voice Analysis to read what is going on with you Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually. We discuss how Phase Cancellation and Phasing is the basis our aural spatial reality. And, how they can be used to take us out of our body, or get us out of a rut. And, how they can be used to open the Crown Chakra.

4. Importance of Analog vs. Digital (Sampling Rates Bit Depth used for Sound Healing. The Mixing Process
We discuss the best type of recording to use for the body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We then go through the mixing process and David demonstrates mixing a project.

5. Advanced Mixing: Structures of Mixes - Guides to a Mix - Style, Song, People involved

6. The PsychoAcoustic world of Effects - Delays, Flanging, Phase Shifters, Choruses, Reverb, Compression
The effects of the effects on heartrate, brainwave states, and consciousness. How Compression is used in Sound Healing Music to create a deeper state of peace.

7. Binaural Beats, Creating a Sound Hologram
How to create binaural beats that are in tune with a person’s root/soul frequency, or the key of the song. Binaural beats entrain the brain into different brainwave states and can be embedded in the background of the song. How to create a song where the pitch of the song matches the tempo, the brainwaves, the heart, and the breath – so that every part of the song is talking to every other part.

8. Advanced MIDI Production
We take you through a major production using MIDI and digital audio on the grid.

9. Song Structures; Mapping Song Structures and Density using Excel
We show you how to map out and critique a song based on the number of instruments at any single moment. Your homework is to map out a song yourself.

10. Sound Healing and Song Production – Using Intention – 13 aspects
We cover each of the 13 aspects of a song and how to critique and creatively refine each.

11. Advance Mixing - Structures of Mixes 2
All the emotional dynamics that can be created with the equipment. How to conceptualize a mix before you start.

 


SH101L
66 hrs.

 

Sound Healing Recording and Production Labs
11 labs (6 hours per week for 11 weeks)

The
Labs provide enough hands-on time to run ProTools, do Recording, Mixing and Mastering from a PsychoAcoustic Perspective.
• Multitrack Mixing
• Live Recording Session



99 Hrs
$2400



Total Program - CLICK HERE for more information on Tuition and Payment Plans

 

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Sound Healing Audio Production (Basic through Advanced)

Prerequisites
Designed for beginners or those who know just the basics.


Schedules
• 11 Weeks at the Institute - Begins May 20th. Includes labs with Instructor supervision.
• 11 Weeks Basic Online
- Begins week of April 2nd or every two weeks thereafter.

• 11 Weeks Advanced Online - To be Scheduled

Costs
• 15 Weeks at the Institute - $3800 (Receive Certificate approved by the State of California)
• 11 Weeks Basic Online
- $1485 (Receive Certificate of Completion only)
• 11 Weeks Advanced Online - $1485 (Receive Certificate approved by the State of California)

 


Course #
Hours
Tuition
Sound Healing Audio Production
Course Descriptions

AT 101
$1300
60 Hrs.

Art and Technology of Digital Audio Production
17 classes

This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply. The basic characteristics of sound are explored first, in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.

• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• The Effects of Intention in the Recording and Mixing Process
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• Quality Recording: Mics, Mic Preamps, Analog vs. Digital, Sampling Rate, Bit Depth,
• 3D Sound Processors and Surround Sound Mixing
• Live Sound Healing Recording Sessions
• Miking of instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice
• Final recording Project using all of the above techniques to create a healing sound project for someone

• Signal Routing - Signal flow in various types of consoles (including Computers). How to wire your whole system including patchbay and studio.
• Physics of Sound - Amplitude, Frequency and Time. Harmonic Structure of sound in relation to the structure of the Universe, Volume Measurement and Perception, and Phase Cancellation.
• Equalization - Understanding frequencies based on the Chakras. Types of EQ. Specific techniques for using and understand how to use EQ.
• Effects and Processing - Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gate, Delays, Flanging, Chorus, Phasing, Reverb, and Harmony Processors. How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
• Microphones - Various types and when to use on or the other



Art of Digital Audio Production is broken down into 4 modules

AT110A
$450 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)
Module 1 - Pro Tools
Digidesign's Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system.
• Multitrack Recording, Editing, and Mixing
• Finding the tempo of a song
• Stretching beats and drum loops to fit tempo
• Effects bussing and Auxiliary Sends
• Automation & Mastering
 
AT110B
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)

Module 2 - MIDI, Reason, Spectrasonics and Beats
This class covers MIDI recording, editing and mixing in ProTools. Reason is the number one program for creating arrangements and beats. Spectrasonics programs Stylus RMX, Atmosphere, and Trilogy are the top software sound modules for both Mac and PC.
• Sequencing - MIDI Recording/Editing
• Making beats and Arranging music with MIDI
• MIDI Signal Routing
• External and Software Sound Modules
• Quantizing, Transposition
• Synchronization of Reason and Stylus RMX with ProTools
 
AT110C
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)


Module 3 - The Art of Producing
• Holding Intention in a recording session
• Various types of Producers - Executive, Music, Engineering
• What it takes to be a great Producer
• Organization, Scheduling, Budgeting
• Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
• Inspiring Great Performances
• Critiquing Performances
 
AT110D
$485 when taken individually
(3 Labs included)




Module 4 - Advanced Mixing - The Art of Mixing
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. In-depth instruction on Mixing Theory using the Virtual Mixer Concept. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Automated Mixing
• Mastering and CD Pressing
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”

Effect of Sound Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually
• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually


AT 101L
$1300
90 Hrs.

 

Audio Recording and Production Labs
15 labs (6 hours per week for 15 weeks)

The
Labs provide enough hands-on time to run ProTools, do Recording, Mixing and Mastering from a PsychoAcoustic Perspective.
• Multitrack Mixing
• Live Recording Sessions



MU101
$1300
39 Hrs.

Music Theory for Recording Engineers and Producers
13 classes (3 hours one day per week over 13 weeks)

Music Theory from a Producer's perspective. Develop more respect from serious musicians. Important for being able to read a band's music, follow along, and communicate better with musicians. Also critical for coming up with beats and arrangements when creating music in Sequencers and Digital Audio Workstations.
• Staffs, Clefs, Time Signatures, Note recognition
• Intervals, Chord Structures and Harmonies
• Key Signatures and Scales
• Texture and Density
• Song Forms


Voice and Piano for Producers
As an Engineer or Producer it is important to be able to sing an idea to the band. It is also critical to be able to play an idea, and work out parts on a keyboard. Having these skills gives you a critical edge as a Producer, and again, more respect.

 


198 Hrs
$3800



Total Program - CLICK HERE for more information on Tuition and Payment Plans


 

Online Sound Healing Audio Recording and Production Course
A course separate from the Sound Healing and Therapy Certificate Program

11 classes over 11 weeks
Beginning week of April 2nd and every two weeks thereafter
$1485

The program covers the use of ProTools and other computer music Software to create Sound Healing Music. We will explore the full range of techniques for doing Recording, Mixing and Mastering from a PsychoAcoustic Perspective.

Live instruction with David Gibson. This is the ideal situation: You can see our computer screen with ProTools in real time, and you can hear what we are doing in your headset in real time. You will have ProTools pulled up on your screen so you can immediately practice what you are seeing. We can also see your screen to critique what you are doing and give feedback. You will have plenty of time to ask questions directly.  You will also be given homework assignments of at least 6 hours per week. 

You will receive an email reader and David’s book, “The Art of Mixing.”   You will also receive multitrack files to mix.  You will be emailing your projects to me to critique.

There will be a final exam.   However, you may take the course without getting credit if you would like to skip the exam.

Office Hours, etc.
David will also be available by email randomly.  Often he will get back to you almost immediately.  Maximum time would normally only be 12 hours (except on weekends).

You will also be able to email other students with questions.

Requirements:
Protools Software
USB Headset (we recommend Plantronics - www.Plantronics.com)

Optional (but highly recommended):
Spectrasonics Omnisphere Sound Module
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Drum Module

Learning Objectives
This class explores the function and operation of studio equipment with a perspective on how each piece of equipment contributes to creating mixes that affect us deeply. The basic characteristics of sound are explored first, in order to give you a basis for understanding what each piece of equipment is doing to a sound.

• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• The Effects of Intention in the Recording and Mixing Process
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• Quality Recording: Mics, Mic Preamps, Analog vs. Digital, Sampling Rate, Bit Depth,
• 3D Sound Processors and Surround Sound Mixing
• Live Sound Healing Recording Sessions
• Miking of instruments including Crystal Bowls, Tuning Forks, and Voice
• Final recording Project using all of the above techniques to create a healing sound project for someone


Basics
• Signal Routing - Signal flow in ProTools
• Physics of Sound - Amplitude, Frequency and Time. Harmonic Structure of sound in relation to the Structure of the Universe, Volume Measurement and Perception, and Phase Cancellation problems
• Equalization - Understanding frequency based on Chakra frequencies. Types of EQ. Specific techniques for using and understand how to use EQ.
• Effects and Processing - Compressor/Limiters, Noise Gate, Delays, Flanging, Chorus, Phasing, and Reverb. How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
• Microphones - Various types and when to use on or the other

ProTools
Digidesign's Multitrack hard disk recording and editing system.
• Multitrack Recording, Editing, and Mixing
• Arranging music
• Finding the tempo of a song
• Stretching beats and drum loops to fit tempo
• Effects bussing and Auxiliary Sends
• Automation & Mastering

MIDI
• MIDI recording, editing and mixing in ProTools. Spectrasonics programs Stylus RMX, Atmosphere, and Trilogy are the top software sound modules for both Mac and PC.
• Sequencing - MIDI Recording/Editing
• Making beats and Arranging music with MIDI
• MIDI Signal Routing
• External and Software Sound Modules

Producing
• Various types of Producers - Executive, Music, Engineering
• What it takes to be a great Producer
• Critiquing a project in Pre-Production
• Inspiring Great Performances

Structures of Mixes
An overview of common values held for what makes a great mix. Mixing Theory instruction using the Virtual Mixer Concept. Dynamics that can be created with each piece of equipment to create different structures of mixes for different styles of music and songs.
• Structures of Mixes using Virtual Mixer™ Concept
• The Mixing Process
• Multi-Level Effects
• All Dynamics that can be created with Vol, Panning, EQ, and Effects
• Automated Mixing
• Mastering and CD Pressing
• Different Values for what makes a “Great Mix.”

Effects of Sound Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually
• Creating a musical hologram where every part of the recording and mix are talking to each other (breath, heart rate, brainwaves, pitch, tempo, and mix)
• Structures of Mixes (using the Virtual Mixer visual concept) based on Sacred Geometry and how mixes create emotional dynamics
• Using automation in time with Heart rates, Brainwaves and breath.
• Creating Music using Breath as the root tempo
• Adding binaural beat frequencies to entrain the brain into various brainwave states.
to your song or piece of music that is in tune with the key of the song
• How effects affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

About David Gibson
David Gibson is the Founder and Director of Globe Institute. David began as a Professional Recording Engineer. He has now been teaching, engineering and producing groups in major studios since 1982. He has been studying esoteric systems of sound healing for over 15 years and has an in-depth understanding of the underlying physics of sound. David is also the author of the best selling book, “The Art of Mixing” that uses visuals to explain and show every style of mix in the world, which makes complex structures of mixes easily understandable. His second book, “The Art of Producing,” uses the visual framework for displaying sounds to explain Music Theory. Gibson is also the inventor of the Patented, “Virtual Mixer,” which uses 3D visuals of the mix to control mixing consoles and computerized mixers. He is currently working on a Virtual Reality system where you can step into an image of your own body and be able to place visuals of sounds inside the body in 3D. The visuals will then move sounds up and down in a Sound Table so you feel the sounds inside the body exactly where you are seeing the visuals.

Call (415) 777-2486 to register or with questions.

 

Degree Program Curriculum