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Introduction To Digital Sound Design (Weekend)

Introduction To Digital Sound Design (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Edward Lucas


This weekend course is a basic introduction to digital sound design, and will give learners the opportunity to try a range of studio techniques: recording, editing, mixing and finalising projects. The course will take place in the new sound studios at Central Saint Martins campus, Granary Square, which are equipped with a range of microphones, recording, and mixing hardware.

Topics covered

  • The course will be structured around a foley film overdub project, allowing students to develop essential and transferable audio production skills.
  • Alongside informative practical studio sessions using the College's equipment, students will be taught key theoretical concepts in digital sound design.
  • We will use industry standard software such as Pro Tools and students will also be introduced to some of the free open source applications that are currently available.

It is intended that students should, by the end of the course, obtain basic transferable digital audio skills. They will be able to take away a their foley overdub film sequence projects, as well as studio recorded samples of their own choosing.

Who should take this course?

A range of applicants, from film makers looking to improve on their audio post-production skills, to sound artists, voice-over artists, Web video production enthusiasts and musicians looking to learn about recording and production techniques.

Level: This course is aimed towards beginners in the field of audio work.

Entry requirements: Some intermediate knowledge in film and video production or time based media would be very useful.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Edward Lucas is a recording and mixing engineer, and works in audio post production for film and video. He teaches in the film, video, and sound department at Central St Martins, working with students from a range of art and design disciplines. He is also a musician playing in improvised music ensembles at home and internationally.
Edward co-runs the Earshots concert series and label for improvised music and field recordings. A label still in its infancy, more information can be found at


Please bring to the first session:
  • Note book.
  • USB key or portable hard drive.
  • Any small instrument or sound making device (optional!) that you might like to try recording.

Available dates

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