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NCMI59M Audio Mixing Essentials

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next session starts May 8, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Nov 13, 2021

Designed for those who have completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) or for experienced home studio owners, this 4-week course focuses on essential mixing concepts using real world examples. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester's Millyard, students will participate in actual mixing sessions to gain experience and knowledge in a variety musical genres, from voice to full band recordings.

Note: Prospective students that have not completed the Audio Engineering course (NCMI57) are expected to understand the concepts and application of compression, EQ, gating, time-based and modulation effects, and the entire signal path including the use of insert vs. send routing.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how to create release-quality mixes from your home studio.
  • Study gating, compression, EQ, and their usefulness within the mix.
  • Learn how to apply effects that enhance the mix.
  • Attain a wide range of mixing of experience by participating in mixing sessions that span multiple musical genres.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, A 1,800+ sq ft studio located in the Waumbec Mill which specializes in audio recording and piano, voice, and guitar lessons. A member of the Audio Engineering Society, Bob has been playing guitar professionally for nearly thirty years, and has been recording bands and soloists for nearly a decade. He currently performs in the acoustic duo Sonic Boomers. He has an MBA from SNHU, and a Guitar Certificate from Berklee College of Music.

Required Text: Home Recording: Need-To-Know Essentials To Improve Your Mixes by Robert A Desmarais (ISBN-10: 1516864476 | ISBN-13: 978-1516864478)

Google Slides
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Google Slides

$175

with Kimberly Campion

Getting started with navigation, managing files, creating presentations, creating lists and tables, slide options, editing features, inserting and editing objects, shapes, lines and diagrams, working with textboxes, charting, animation, using tools, managing a presentation, delivering a presentation and print options.

For more details on what you will learn, click here.

 

Intermediate Excel

$162

with Del Record

Calendar Next available session starts May 11, 2021 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on Oct 12, 2021

For the casual spreadsheet user. Create charts and graphical representation of numeric data for visual communication. Use list-management skills to organize data including filters, sort and sub-totals.

What you’ll need:

  • Computer with webcam capabilities and a microphone
  • Additional Monitor (optional, but recommended)

For more details: Click here

Advanced Excel

$162

with Del Record

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2021 at 9:30 am
1 additional session on Oct 19, 2021

For the experienced spreadsheet user. Automate worksheets with macros. Use pivot tables, solver and goal seek to analyze data.

What you’ll need:

  • Computer with webcam capabilities and a microphone
  • Additional Monitor (optional, but recommended)

For more details: Click here

ESOL050M Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation

$150

with Megan Rutenbeck

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session

ESOL classes will be conducted via Zoom online meetings.

Receive instruction and extensive practice in speaking, listening and pronunciation.  Learn grammar in the context of speaking and reading.
The overall objective is for students to improve communication for work, school, and daily situations.

An assessment is not required, all levels are welcome!

This is a web-based course with instructor-selected materials and sources. 

This course is WIOA Certified

NCHV050M - 2020  National Fuel Gas Code
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NCHV050M - 2020 National Fuel Gas Code

$60

with William Glennon

It’s time again to update your National Gas Code knowledge for the 2015 Edition of NFPA 54.  All gas professionals are invited to attend. This course will satisfy the three hour continuing education requirements for licensed gas employees in NH.

Gas Licensed NH employees are required to obtain their three hour continuing education class for the calendar year 2020.

Additional dates will be scheduled and published.

Students need to bring their gas license, a form of ID, and a copy of the 2015 NFPA 54 code book.

 

 

NCAT127M NH State Inspection Test Preparation Course

$105

with Todd Mikonis / Mat Paras

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Jun 29, 2021

This course is designed to prepare technicians for the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test. An In depth analysis of the state laws will be thoroughly discussed and reviewed. Technicians will be taught how to properly perform safety inspections as outlined in the Saf-C 3200 Official Inspection Station Rules. Technicians will perform multiple sample hands on Inspections during this course. This course does not replace the mandatory Inspection Overview Course as cited in Saf-C 3205.03 but is designed to be used in addition to increase your knowledge and understanding during testing. Completing this course does not guarantee that you will pass the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle State Inspection Test.

NCMI57M Audio Engineering

$190

with Bob Desmarais

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 24, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Oct 16, 2021

Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Using Modern Digital Technology! Designed for digital audio beginners & intermediates who want to improve their home recording skills or even open their own project studio someday, this 4-week course focuses on using modern technology to make great-sounding recordings. Taught at the NHTunes recording studio in Manchester’s Millyard, students will study audio engineering fundamentals, as well as technology-specific audio applications. To gain 'real-world' experience in audio engineering, students will participate in actual mixing and mastering sessions.

What You'll Learn

  • The basic concepts of digital audio recording.
  • How to use digital audio software sequencers and plug-ins.
  • The principals of, and gain proficiency in mixing and mastering audio.
  • How to facilitate productive recording sessions.
  • To identify & understand the key areas of the audio signal chain: room, sound source, microphone, preamp, converter, monitors.

Bob Desmarais owns and runs NHTunes, a 1,800+ sq ft studio in the Waumbec Mill which specializes in audio recording and piano, voice, and guitar lessons. A member of the Audio Engineering Society, Bob has been playing guitar professionally for nearly thirty years, and has been recording bands and soloists for nearly a decade. He currently performs in the acoustic duo Sonic Boomers. He has an MBA from SNHU, and a Guitar Certificate from Berklee College of Music.

Required Text: Home Recording: Need-To-Know Essentials To Improve Your Mixes by Robert A Desmarais (ISBN-10: 1516864476 | ISBN-13: 978-1516864478)





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