Understanding of the basic properties (physics) of sound, the perception of sound, and its relationship to music.
Understanding of digital audio, including concepts such as (but not limited to) analog-to-digital conversion, digital-to-analog conversion, bit-depth, sample-rate, headroom and gain-staging.
Ability to use core mixing techniques such as balancing levels, panning, equalization, compression, and reverb.
Ability to use advanced routing and signal flow such as buss channels, sends/returns, groups, and parallel processing.
Ability to use many facets of digital audio workstations such as sequencers, arrangement, and automation.
Introduction to synthesis and sampling concepts such as envelopes (ADSR), LFOs, and advanced modulation.
Ability to use MIDI and a core understanding of the MIDI protocol specification.
Ability to use a digital audio workstation to realize a piece of music or sound design from scratch.
Advanced use of Ableton Live Instrument Racks, Audio Effects Racks, MIDI Effects Racks, and Drum Racks for creative expression.