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Ear Training 1

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Total Excercises
120 different exercises.
8 Big training areas.
Diploma Available
Personal certificate upon completion of the modules and passing the final exam
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Take Your Sound to the Next Level

Your ears are the single most important piece of equipment in the recording studio. When was the last time you honed your listening skills?

Learn to recognize by ear the different octave bands in the frequency spectrum, attack and release compression times, gain reduction amount, types of reverbs, delay times, changes in level of even just 1dB, melodic and harmonic intervals, triad and seventh chords, and many more.

120 training exercises carefully designed to take your sound to the next level.

This will speed-up your workflow in the studio and open up your ears to a whole new level of detail, not just when it comes to equalizing, compressing or using effects, but when using ANY type of audio equipment.

At the end of this master class you won’t believe all the details you were missing.

For the price of one more [insert-type-of-plugin-here], you can dramatically improve your most precious asset, and this will in turn bring all your already existing tools to a whole new level.

No other investment will improve your sound better

 

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REVIEWS

  • "Highly recommended for anyone looking to train their pallet. Many don't even realize they need it… until they start studying it."
    Eric Alexandrakis
    Music Producer. Grammy Recording Academy Voting Member.
  • "I’m impressed. I think my ears are going to improve tenfold from the training."
    Luke D.
    PAMC Student
  • "I am noticing improvement just about every day. My ability to discern what I am hearing is going to take a quantum leap forward."
    J. Read
    PAMC Student
  • "Excelent courses, the ultimate help with your projects."
    A. Hernandez
    PAMC Student
  • "This is useful. I'm starting to hear the differences!"
    M.H.L. Drenth
    PAMC Student

120 Training Exercises

  • Online Classroom
    Online Multimedia Classroom
  • Interactive Quizzes
    Interactive Quizzes and Tests
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    4K Ultra HD video
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    Synced everywhere. Learn anytime.

3B

EQ - 3 Bands

You will learn to differentiate three large areas of the spectrum with this group of exercises.

It is an excellent introduction to ear training, and it will also allow you to internalize the general sound of the spectrum in frequency, which is very useful when deciding general EQ balances.

12 Exercises

5B

EQ - 5 Bands

In this group of exercises, the spectrum is divided into 5 bands.

Being narrower bands, you will study the spectrum in more detail, and this will allow you to distinguish new aspects of each area.

12 Exercises

OC

EQ - Octave Bands

Learning to differentiate the spectrum in octave bands will open up your ears to a whole new level of detail, and not just when it comes to equalizing, but also when working with other equipment, from compressors to microphones, through speakers, headphones, effects, and in general, any audio equipment.

At the end of this group of exercises, your listening skills will have improved considerably.

12 Exercises

Filters

EQ - Filters

High pass and low pass filters are the unsung heroes of the audio world. They allow to sculpt the sound, create space, increase the detail and clean up noises with just one knob, but they are rarely mentioned.

With these exercises you'll train your ear in the use of both, while gaining a complementary view of two important areas of the spectrum.

8 Exercises

PAN

Panning

Deciding the position of each instrument within the stereo field seem like an easy task to do, but the "top" engineers have a nack for doing it somehow better...

Learn to discriminate small panning variations of even just a 10%, in order to incorporate (or re-incorporate) this tool to your arsenal of weapons. Small panning changes and automation can add big movement and dynamism to a mix.

8 Exercises

AMP

Amplitude

A good mix always starts from a good balance, and all great mixing engineers can create expressive musical mixes even with just a static balance of the faders.

Learn to discriminate level variations of up to only 1dB, to more easily achieve solid balances in your mixes, and also develop ideas for more complex automation.

When a mix is in an advanced state already, level changes of 1dB in an instrument can mean the night and day in the balance, impact and general perception of the mix.

8 Exercises

GC

Compression - General

Compression is usually one of the most difficult tools to master because you can do so many different things with a compressor. For this reason, four different types of exercises have been dedicated to compression.

This first group serves as an introduction, and trains to distinguish the sound of compression in general.

4 Exercises

ATA

Compression - Attack Time

Attack time is probably the most important parameter of a compressor. The difference between using a 2ms or a 10ms attack can be huge. Can you visualize how compressed drums will sound with a .05ms versus a 50ms attack time?

This exercise will open your ears to compression, showing many of the effects that can be achieved with this processor, and will allow you to use any compressor with greater confidence.

4 Exercises

REL

Compression - Release Time

The release time is another crucial parameter when adjusting a compressor.

With this exercise, you will learn how different release values affect the behavior of the compressor, and what effect they have on the sound.

4 Exercises

GR

Compression - Gain Reduction

The next step to master compression is learning to differentiate the subjective effects the amount of gain reduction has on different instruments.

Will you be able to detect compressions with only 1dB reduction?

4 Exercises

REV

Effects - Type of Reverb

A good indication of an engineer's experience is the amount of reverb he or she uses, and how it is used. In this exercise, you will learn to distinguish the characteristics of the six most commonly used types of reverberation.

This skill will allow you to use reverberation with greater confidence in your work, and will also help you differentiate more subtle aspects of the effect.

4 Exercises

PDT

Effects - Pre-delay Time

The pre-delay time is another important parameter when adjusting the reverb since it allows to modify the feeling the effect produces when it is used on any instrument.

Different times have different effects depending on the source, and in this group of exercises you will learn to differentiate 6 pre-delay times, each one applied to 4 different instruments.

4 Exercises

DEL

Effects - Delay Time

Eighteenth note delay, sixteenth dotted delay, quarter note triplets... Do you know how to differentiate their sound and the subjective effect they produce?

This group analyzes all separately, and then offers several "super-exercises" -tests with more than 18 possible answers- to test your hearing.

16 Exercises

OCT

Musical Training - Octaves

This exercise serves as a bridge between the previous groups -purely "engineering" ear training- and the next section, which contains more "musical" training exercises.

You will train your ear to distinguish the range in which an instrument is being played, and what correspondence this has with the spectrum in frequency. This way you will better recognize possible frequency conflicts between instruments, and you will also improve your intuition when it comes to equalizing.

4 Exercises

INT

Musical Training - Intervals

Learning to differentiate the different musical intervals will not only allow you to have more detailed conversations with any musician in the studio, but it will also open up your ears to nuances that also have application outside the realm of musical theory.

The discrimination of the first 12 intervals is trained in this group, both with melodic ascending and descending, as well as harmonic intervals.

9 Exercises

CHO

Musical Training - Triads and Sevenths

This group will also open your ears into a different way of listening.

In it, you will learn the most commonly used chord types, including major, minor, augmented, and diminished triads, and major, minor, dominant, and diminished seventh chords.

7 Exercises

FAQ

What previous experience is required?

No previous experience is required. There are exercises designed for all levels, and they are presented in an orderly way that will take you from one difficulty level to the next one.

What equipment do I need?

If you are reading this, chances are you already own a pair of pro or semi-pro speakers or headphones that you use to produce, record, mix and/or master. Those will be fine.

However, bear in mind that some of the sonic details discussed are very subtle, but that's the name of the game!

By the way, one extra benefit of the course is that you’ll get to know your speakers/headphones WAY more intimately.

What’s the duration of the master class?

It is difficult to estimate how long it will take to finish the master class, because it largely depends of your previous experience and how often you do the training.

What we can say however is that all the exercises combined are worth several months of training, probably even years.

And because the master class is a one time payment, no subscriptions, this master class is a worthy investment in your career.

For the price of one more [insert-type-of-plugin-here], you’ll dramatically improve your most precious asset, and this will in turn bring all your already existing tools to a whole new level. Nothing will improve your sound better!

How much time should I invest every day?

It depends on how fast you are with the warm-up and the three exercises each day, but usually you should expect to invest between 15-25 minutes every day. They will be worth it.

What if I don’t like the master class?

Once you discover the feeling of “wow, I couldn’t hear those details some days ago”, training you ears becomes a little addictive, so we are pretty sure you are going to love it.

In any case, all our classes are covered by a 7 days 100% money back guarantee. If during those seven days, by any chance, you find out the content is not right for you, just let us know and we will make a full refund, no questions asked.

If you have any other question, please visit the support page. It contains further FAQ, and also a form to contact our support team.

Instructor

Roger Montejano

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Professional member of the Grammy Recording Academy, Roger is a Telecommunications Engineer specializing in Sound and Image. He graduated with honors, receiving the Best Academic Record award from the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers and earning distinctions in the Final Project "Digital Signal Processing".

Soon after, Roger obtained the title Specialist in Studio Production with Pro Tools from Berklee Music, and since he's worked producing, recording, mixing and mastering all kinds of musical projects.

The people he's worked with usually highlight two important qualities: a deep technical knowledge, and an innate understanding of the modern sound.

Roger has been involved in many interesting projects during his career. It is difficult to pick out just a few, but some that have achieved media success are "Beyond Classical", under consideration for the 62th Grammy Awards (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album), "Voorpret", under consideration for the 60th Grammy Awards (Best Alternative Album), "Paradoja", used in the promotional campaign of the movie "Inception" (Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine) at Canal+, or "Los Vivos", from the original soundtrack of "Promoción Fantasma".

As an expert in technological advances in audio, Roger regularly collaborates with different media, and his articles are published in leading magazines such as Sonic Scoop, Future Music, Computer Music, ISP Música and Producción Audio. He's written over 80 articles: educational texts, analysis, and reviews of products from Avid, PMC, Telefunken, SPL, ADAM, Steven Slate, Thermionic Culture, Shure, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Violet Design, JBL, Motu, Presonus, Yahama, Native Instruments, etc.

Some of those have been noted, such as "Recording Drums at PKO", "Capturing the Perfect Acoustic Guitar Tone" and "Recording E. Guitars: Where to Shoot at the Cone". Reviews of Pro Tools 2018.1, Pro Tools 11, Pro Tools 9, Pro Tools 8 and Pro Tools 7.4, Digidesign C|24, Pro Tools|HD Native, and didactical articles such as Speed up with "Pro Tools I, II and III", "Vocal Mic Shootout at PKO", and "Recording Vocals I and II".

While now an engineer and producer, he started his career as a musician, the drummer with the band La Pena Negra. Roger has played on many stages and TV sets as Buenafuente's late night show. This dual perspective is useful in understanding the needs of artists and other professionals in the industry.