How to increase the value of your productions by improving your audio


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It's an all inclusive, take-at-your-pace, lifetime accessible resource for you to learn anything and everything audio. I'll teach you: recording, microphones, placement of microphones (including hiding lav microphones), cleaning up dirty audio like AC hum and scratchy clothes, mixing audio, mastering audio, getting your videos to the proper loudness, and of course any other questions you may have.

I'm here to help you as your mentor and guide. My goal is for you as a filmmaker is to take your productions to the next level.


Instant access to 80+ videos amounting to over 14 total hours of content. I'll show you advanced audio techniques like cleaning up scratchy lav audio or noisy camera audio. 


Student discounts on your favorite products like Adobe CC (Over 60% off regular membership!), Red Giant, Glidecam,, Soundstripe, Rhino sliders, and more!


Access to an exclusive community filled with like-minded individuals. Find answers to your questions from filmmakers just like you as well as an ever expanding database of videos. 


15 day money back guarantee! If you're not completely satisfied with the course, I'll refund 100% of your money as long as it's within 15 days of your purchase. 


  • Intro to the Course and How to Get Your Discounts
  • Microphones and What to Buy (8:08)
  • Different Types of Microphones (6:51)
  • Large Diaphragm Microphone (3:16)
  • Lavalier Microphone (7:55)
  • What is a Lav System? (4:03)
  • XY Microphone (4:30)
  • Microphone Overview (8:16)
  • Recording and Capturing Audio (6:14)
  • Speakers/Headphpones and What to Buy (14:35)
  • Audio Software (6:11)
  • What Gear do YOU Need as a Filmmaker? (3:31)
  • What Gear do We Use? (6:19)
  • Recording (6:12)
  • Recording at Healthy Levels (2:08)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (3:29)
  • Dat Reverb Doe (8:18)
  • Dealing with Wind (2:53)
  • Other Things to Know When Recording and Comfort 101 (5:46)
  • Take a Breather (1:00)
  • What is EQ? (3:18)
  • Understand EQ in Adobe Premiere (4:25)
  • General EQ Areas to Think About (10:10)
  • Dialogue EQ Areas to Think About (18:37)
  • Lav EQ Touchup (12:48)
  • What is Compression? (3:51)
  • Understanding a Compressor (10:28)
  • How a Compressor REALLY Works (12:19)
  • Other Sound Tools to Know (4:30)
  • Using a Frequency Analyzer (4:06)
  • Understanding Loudness (10:07)
  • Believability and Consistency (6:09)
  • Sound Design (7:53)
  • Cutting Music Intro (2:54)
  • Cutting Music (8:14)
  • Simple Audio Tricks to Sell Your Film (15:28)
  • Communication: Sound Mix vs. Sound Design (2:49)
  • The Mixing Cycle (17:58)
  • Balancing Music, SFX, and Dialogue (17:04)
  • Improve Your Sound with Reference Tracks (3:53)
  • Mixing Tips in the Real World (0:44)
  • Level Music with EQ and a Limiter (11:22)
  • Mixing Dialogue and Music (17:02)
  • Balancing Different Actors and Microphones (14:18)
  • Tips for VO - Gear and Touchup (10:33)
  • Catering to Multiple Devices (5:34)
  • Cleaning Less-Than-Perfect Audio Intro (2:15)
  • Lav Clothes and Scratch Clean Up (13:59)
  • Cleaning Bad Camera Audio (11:11)
  • Dealing with Clipped Audio (3:54)
  • De-Clip Distorted Audio with RX (5:23)
  • Cleaning AC/Machine Hum (3:45)
  • Getting ADR to Sit Right (16:55)
  • Cleaning the Most Insane Purple Ad (22:02)
  • Cleaning Poorly Recorded Lav Audio (16:03)
  • Creatively Thinking About Sound Design (9:28)
  • Creating Film Trailer Swells: Stacking SFX (7:36)
  • Sound Design: Cool Sword Hit (10:29)
  • Make Your Video Sound 80's (11:21)
  • Recording Foley with Practical House Items (6:10)
  • Fire & Ice Sound Design Breakdown (16:02)
  • My Workflow (45:55)
  • Real Estate (29:37)
  • Interviews (19:03)
  • Part 1 - The Wedding (9:03)
  • Part 2 - Processing in Post (41:36)
  • Part 3 - Mic up Groom Shootout (27:14)
  • Cleaning Insanely Clipped Wedding Audio (8:57)
  • Dissecting a Mixing Board with Jake Weisler (26:41)
  • Clarification on Connectors for Wedding Sound Boards/Mixers (6:51)
  • The Zoom Lens of Audio? (5:56)
  • Answering FAQs (1:13:46)
  • Quick Tips for the Zoom H6 and H4n (4:30)
  • What to do with BAD CAMERA AUDIO (21:52)
  • Shortening a Song with Long Drawn out Chords (3:18)
  • Processing Cleaned Audio (10:34)
  • Setting Levels for Sennheiser G3 Lav Packs (1:30)
  • Removing Feedback from a Wedding Vow (6:26)
  • De-Clicking Clock Jitter in iZotope RX (5:21)
  • Fixing a Song Ending Using Reverb (3:10)
  • Scanning Frequencies on Sennheiser Lav Packs (1:37)
  • Place Mics in a Car to Capture Talent Talking (1:50)
  • $88 VS $2200 Ultimate Shotgun & Lav Mic Shootout! YOU WON'T BELIEVE #7!??!! (15:38)
  • Incredible Shotgun Mic Shootout - VMP+, S Mic 2, NTG3, 416, CS3e, CMIT 5U, 641 (1:01:49)
  • Incredible Shotgun Mic Shootout RAW (29:29)
  • How to Acoustically Treat a Room for Under $1000 (19:12)
  • iZotope Music Bundle Part 1 (25:46)
  • Importing OMF Into Logic X Using Adobe Audition (2:46)



I've been working as a sound engineer and music producer for more than ten years. In that time, I've made lots of filmmaker friends, many of which operate as a one-person production. They handle everything themselves, including sound. Even if they are working with a small crew, there often aren't enough resources to hire a dedicated sound person. If you find yourself in a similar situation, The Filmmaker's Guide to Audio is for you. I'm passionate about sound and I want to help you improve.


"Super excited about joining this group and starting this course. I have a bachelors degree from Full Sail for Audio Production and I’ve worked as a studio engineer, location mixer, sound designer/ foley artist for the past 3 years in my own business that I started with a buddy of mine. I purchased this course because I believe that you should never feel like you’ve arrived when it comes to the creative industry. I believe in lifelong continuous learning and learning from the best. I first learned of That Audio Guy aka Brenden Bytheway from Parker Walbeck’s fulltime filmaker course that I purchased a year ago. Recently I’ve felt like my production audio mixes had been lacking and stale and I saw the email from Brendan about the webinar so I knew today was finally the day to pickup a new mentor to help me refresh my skills as an audio engineer. Reviewing some of the topics Brenden covers is honestly worth it’s weight in gold and would take you several years to learn this on your own or at the university. So glad I picked up this course."

Joshua David

"Hey Brenden, I am one of your audio students. I just wanted to say thanks for the course, I find myself laughing a lot during the lectures and appreciate that, certainly helps the learning!"

Benjamin N

"So glad I found this course! I shoot real estate videos, client testimonials, promo videos, etc. I'm not even done with the technical section and I've already got my money's worth! No joke. I was able to clean up some audio that I thought was beyond saving."


"I just finished the course. I’m blown away by how much I’ve learned and all I can say is thank you. You’ve taken a topic usually foreign to video guys and translated into simple actionable steps."

Jared B

"After watching one video on microphones, I can honestly say this is worth all the money AND MORE."

Drew W.

"Big thumbs up for the course. Not only have I learned an incredible amount, the community is awesome to lean on and give back when I can. Not to mention Red Giant and Apple discounts.....SERIOUSLY, the course has been paid back 100 times. So thank you. I feel like the value of your course went above beyond."

Jack Chapman

"I mainly got the class, not as a filmmaker (although I dabble), but as someone who is interested in the audio for film (location/post). I needed to find something to get my feet wet and give some guidelines as to how to go about recording on location and mixing. your class has been a perfect primer for that!!"

Cody C

"Super informative and very entertaining. I laugh harder at your lessons than most sitcoms!"

Chris C

"I'm a man with many hats and I actually majored in Sound Recording Technology in college so I can honestly say Brenden knows WTF he's talking about, and I love the techniques he shows in this program. I went to college for 2 years and he literally teaches you everything I learned in just one day"

Brandon F

"I'm very happy because the worst part of my videos is always audio. And I've checked thousands of Youtube videos and more to figure this out and I haven't improved anything. Thank you very much for creating this course and for letting me be part of it!"


"This class is exactly what I was looking for. I've always wanted to feel more comfortable with sound on our productions and this is already giving me the confidence. I just got to the portion of the course where you are breaking down EQ and it is so helpful! I was able to apply some tips you gave on boom and lav placement on our shoot last Thursday."

Aven P

"This is gold! Just bought the course last night and already learning so much."

Chris S

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