The Perfect Start

HOFA BASIC is the perfect choice if you want to discover the fantastic possibilities of professional music production.

Online Course for Beginners

Course duration: 6 months
12 months access to your course material

-15% Intro Offer for a Limited Time Only!
Price: only $99/month

Regular: $120/month

HOFA BASIC teaches you the fundamentals you need to bring musical ideas to life, to record and to mix songs.

Learn Audio Engineering Everywhere

The HOFA Online Campus gives you access to all your learning content at any time.

You will be provided with new learning units every month.

Multimedia-based learning: The course contains video tutorials, texts, sound examples, complete studio productions & practical exercises.

Simply get started

  • Can be completed with all current DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Studio One etc.
  • Comes with Steinberg Cubase LE – no additional software required!
  • Improve your productions in no time with the help of exciting video tutorials.

We are there for you

  • Throughout the course, a team of professional audio engineers will be at your side to provide advice and assistance – by email, chat & phone.
  • Each learning unit contains a song that you can mix and submit.
  • Detailed analyses of your mixes & individual feedbacks by the HOFA tutors


  • Officially approved and certified education
  • The costs of education might be tax-deductable (depending on your location).
  • With your confirmation of participation you can buy hardware and software from many manufacturers at an educational discount.
  • Graduates receive the Audio Assistant Certificate.

Practical exercises that are fun

Each learning unit contains the individual tracks of studio productions that you can mix at home. Your practice mixes will then be analysed by experienced audio engineers in the HOFA studios.

We point out what you can do better

We provide detailed and individual analyses of your mixes and give you valuable feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your work with specific examples and screenshots.

Where do the practice mixes come from?

In the course we use productions covering various genres recorded at the HOFA-Studios and other top facilities, as well as home recordings. You are provided with a wide range of tracks, recordings and styles to choose from - including titles from well-known and successful artists.

Your online course is flexible

You can register at any time and start immediately or at a later date.

You will receive one learning unit per month. However, you also have the option to get several units per month and thus earn your certificate faster.

If you wish, you can extend or pause your course.

One-time payment – save 10%

With the one-time payment, you receive all available learning units at once and can adjust your course duration depending on your individual needs.

BASIC Certificate

State-certified online courses

All HOFA correspondence courses are evaluated and certified by the German State Central Office for Distance Learning "ZFU". This certifies meaningful didactics, an educationally meaningful course structure and fair contractual conditions.

Due to the state certification, all training costs might be tax-deductible (depending on your location).

Try it for 14 days without obligation

After your registration, you have two weeks to test the course. If the quality does not convince you, contact us, and we will cancel your correspondence course.

Academic training & ECTS credits

The time required for the HOFA online courses corresponds to a certain number of ECTS credits. HOFA online courses can be credited in conjunction with the corresponding number of ECTS credits towards your degree course.

Discounts on software & hardware

You can use your confirmation of participation to buy hardware and software from various manufacturers such as Ableton, Adam Audio, Adobe, Avid, Softube, Steinberg, Waves, HOFA-Plugins, HOFA-Akustik, etc. Almost all DAWs and plugins can be purchased with up to 50% educational discount.


For your correspondence course you'll need a computer with audio software, a pair of speakers/headphones and of course a fondness for music. For the BASIC course, we provide you with a license for Steinberg Cubase LE & Wavelab LE. No additional software is required for this course. A smartphone or tablet is not necessary, but makes learning more flexible. Just contact us if you have any questions.

Recommended software

Ableton Live | Apple Logic | Avid Pro Tools | Cockos Reaper | Image Line FL Studio | Magix Samplitude | PreSonus Studio One | Propellerhead Reason | Steinberg Cubase | or similar.

HOFA BASIC Registration

Monthly PaymentYou receive one learning unit per month.

  • Course duration: 6 months
    12 months access to your course material

  • 6 monthly payments
    Now only $99/learning unit
    Total: $594
  • Register now
    You save $104.82 during the introductory period.

One-time Payment - 10% OffYou receive all course material immediately.

  • Course duration: 6 months
    12 months access to your course material

  • One-time payment
    Now only $534.60
  • Register now
    You save $189.60 during the introductory period.

HOFA BASIC is also included in the HOFA COMPLETE bundle. With this complete audio engineering education, you save more than 45% in the introductory period compared to the sum of the regular individual prices.

Do you have any questions about the audio engineering courses from HOFA?