Basics of Audio Production for Producers, Project Managers & Broadcast Engineers

12.07. – 13.07.2012 / Eyes & Ears Academy, Ismaning

"Films are 50 percent visual and 50 percent sound. Sometimes sound even overplays the visual", says director David Lynch. But what is the key to an auditory creation and production in the audiovisual area? Which filmic tools and creative possibilities areused to produceaudio tracks nowadays? What should be considered while creating an audio design? Good audiovisual productions are not just convincing because of their images, but also due to an elaborated mixture of music, sounds and voices.The integral effect of the audiovisual experience is more than simply combining images and sounds.

This two-day event organised by Eyes & Ears of Europe and PLAZAMEDIA offers an overview of the basics of hearing, as well as the acoustics of hearing and psychoacoustics. Furthermore, the techniques of audio design, including practical demonstrations of shapes of sounds, will be presented. Beyond that, historical and conceptual sound design in audio visual media will be adressed.

This event is primarily aiming at producers, project managers and broadcast engineers, who want to know more about this topic. Persons interested in the media, students and trainees are also very welcome.


Maximilian Kock, Professor of Audio Production, Study Course Media Techniques and production

University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden

Born 1965 in Karlsruhe. Studies of Sound and Image Techniques in Dusseldorf (Dipl. Eng.). Sound Engineer at Deutschlandfunk in Cologne, Radio NRW in Oberhausen and Video Editor for Music Videos in Rockamerica Studios in New York City. From 1994 to 2001 Head of Music/Audio Design department at ProSieben. From 2001 to 2008 Executive Producer Audiodesign at ProSiebenSat.1 Production in Unterföhring. Since 1 December 2008 Professor of Audio Production at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden (HAW) in Study CourseMedia Techniques and production.

Program: Thursday, 12 July 2012



Jochen Eberlein, Head of Unit Outdoor Production PLAZAMEDIA, Ismaning

Corinna Kamphausen, CEO, Eyes & Ears of Europe, Cologne


Presentation of the participants


The human ear – A phenomenal sense organ




Listening phenomena I – Listening & Evaluating: When does a punch sound effective?


Lunch Break


Listening phenomena II – Do you listen correctly? Listening & Remembering: A complex connection




Audio production I – What do we hear? The difference between music, voice and sound



​16.45Audio production II – What is happening with the sound surrounding us? Acoustics for Audiophiles


​18.00Audio production III – The most important shapers of sound: From the compressor to the room simulator

End of day one

Program: Friday, 13 July 2012

09.00Get together​

Audio production IV – The creative process of sound design. How are new sounds produced?




Sound design for film – Why do scenes affect us? An acoustic analysis




Sound design I – Music, the emotional component of sound design


Lunch Break


Sound design II – Sound & Voice: The real components of sound design


Final discussion & evaluation


End of the event




Maximilian Kock

Prof. Maximilian Kock

Deadline for registration: 6 July 2012

Number of participants: max. of 20


Eyes & Ears of Europe
Mozartstr. 3-5
D-50674 Köln