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Our sound engineering course provides training in all areas of sound. Live, studio, sound recording, mixing, mastering, & film sound design.
Our Sound Engineering course provides training in all areas of sound production, including live sound; music production and recording; sound mixing and mastering; digital audio editing; signal processing; field recording and sound design; and live concert recording.
The course also covers audio for the film, video, animation, and gaming industries and incorporates real-life gigs. As a student you will develop your skills in state-of-the-art studios, providing you with the technical skills and experience you need to pursue careers as a studio engineer, live performer, tour manager, or audio technician.
COURSE DURATION: The course will course will run for 2 academic years (4 semesters).
CREDITS: 24 contact hours per unit and an average of 7 units per semester.
Upon successful completion of the Sound Engineering course, you will be able to:
ADMI prides itself in having modern, state of the art equipment that meet global standards. As a sound engineering student you will have the opportunity to use the following equipment:
ADMI has also invested in industry standard software including:
As a sound engineer in a recording studio, you would make high quality recording of music, speech and sound effects. If you enjoy working with electronics and are interested in music and sound, this could be the ideal job for you. In this job, you would need to have a good sense of hearing. You would also need to understand musical pitch, timing, and rhythm. With experience, you might also act as Studio Manager. You may also be known as an audio engineer or recording engineer.
Other jobs that you could take up with the qualification may include:
Myke Rabar is the founder and CEO of Homeboyz Group, a Kenyan multimedia entertainment company. He began his career as a music loving DJ who just loved to play music. “It just happened by accident. You’re doing one event, then two, then you’ve got demand. So you start hiring equipment, bring more guys on board, you come with DJs. Then my brothers come in to help and then it just kept on evolving. ‘We’re starting a club, can you install for us a sound system?’ ‘We are doing something in Naivasha – can you put up stage, light, sound, and then bring entertainers in?” It keeps growing and growing and now we are here.” (Source: Business Daily)
Homeboyz has expanded its array of services and morphed into an integrated marketing and communications agency. Rabar, now one of the investors on the TV show Lion’s Den, demonstrates that there is big money to be made from entertainment.
Jay Z recently relaunched Tidal, a $20-a-month music streaming service that some say could spell trouble for other sites like Spotify. The launch is the latest in a string of business successes for the 45-year-old rapper, who owns a record label, talent agency, and fashion brand. His estimated net worth is US$500 million.
Jay Z creates his own opportunities. In doing so, he’s gone from being a teen selling drugs on a Brooklyn street corner to a bona fide business mogul. In the late 1990s, he couldn’t get a record deal, so he and Damon Dash started their own label, Roc-A-Fella Records. “It was either give up or create my own company,” he told Forbes. He was later signed by Def Jam Records. (Source: Business Insider)
KCSE C- or above, with a C- or above in Kiswahili, English, Mathematics and at least one science subject OR A-levels with 2 principle passes.
Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.
Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.
Simon Mathinji is a sound engineer. He has previously worked as a Sound Production instructor for GeSCI, a program founded by the UN ICT Task Force. He has worked on post-production sound for various TV and Radio shows. He also works as a front of house sound engineer for live sound events. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Kenyatta University and several certifications from various multimedia programs.