NNC.0T: Sound Recording Course – Montreal

An amazing soundtrack can be an integral part of a good television or film production.

Be at the forefront of this industry with the Sound Recording course at Trebas Institute, a program designed to teach you how to capture and mix audio, as well as design and set up a professional home or project studio.

Our instructors are constantly working to update the program to keep you at the cutting edge of the industry. Additionally, our team are trained in state-of-the-art recording and editing equipment to help you thrive in any aspect of today’s modern recording industry.

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Key facts

Intakes: January, May and September

555 hours

12-months (45 weeks)

3 terms


Daytime classes

ACS (Attestation of College Studies)

Program delivered in French or English

Program Overview

In your first term, you will explore MIDI language as it is used for creating and arranging music (along with learning how to use the related software programs); the fundamentals of music theory and how to improve critical listening; how to critically listen to and analyze the elements of sound (e.g. spectrum, timbre, dynamics, etc.); as well as how to analyze the acoustics of a room and properly set up a recording studio.

  • MIDI Studio- 45h
  • Music Theory and Culture- 45h
  • Sound Elements of a Production- 45h
  • Setting Up of a Recording Studio- 45h

Your second term will be dedicated to audio post-production techniques to mix audio tracks, sound effects, music and dialogue in timed synchronization with video; the advanced functionalities of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) such as Pro Tools; how to record vocals and various types of instruments in a professional recording studio; as well as how to professionally record audio for film and television applications.

  • Audio Postproduction- 45h
  • Digital Studio- 45h
  • Recording Sessions- 45h
  • Sound Recording for Film and Television- 45h

Your final term will be focused on the structure and inner workings of the music and audio industries (e.g. key players, current trends, how to effectively advance their career within it, etc.); how to mix multitrack recordings (i.e., combine multitrack recordings and add effects to create a final stereo or surround sound product); how to master a track (i.e., balance the sonic elements of a stereo or surround mix and optimize them for playback across all systems and formats); as well as how to effectively maintain and perform basic repairs on commonly-used audio equipment.

  • Music Industry and Professional Activities- 45h
  • Mixing for Music- 45h
  • Mastering Techniques- 45h
  • Audio Equipment Maintenance- 45h

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Skills and Competencies

Throughout the sound recording course, you will develop a range of different skills including:

  • Studio recording techniques (microphone techniques, working with recording consoles, outboard gear, etc.)
  • Mixing (editing, processing and adding effects to tracks and then combining them to create stereo or surround sound format)
  • Mastering (the process of creating the final mix of a recording session)
  • Setting up a professional recording studio
  • Audio recording for film and video applications
  • Assessing the acoustics of a room or studio space
  • Music theory and ear training
  • Maintaining and performing basic repairs on commonly used audio equipment
  • Effectively navigating the music and audio industries
  • Understanding and implementing career development activities


Career Outlook

Our graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:


  • Audio equipment buyer
  • Mastering technician
  • Mixing technician
  • Recording studio owner/manager
  • Recording studio technician
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