The COMPLETE Audio Engineering Online Course

HOFA COMPLETE covers the fundamentals with HOFA BASIC, provides further education with HOFA PRO and offers expert knowledge about the most important areas of music production in three short courses.

Course duration: 24 months
Time required: from 5 hours per week, depending on previous training


Free use of the HOFA-Plugins Everything Bundle worth $1,018 for the duration of your course

HOFA System FX-Suite with Saturator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Algoverb, EQ-Dynamic, Mixbox ...
All HOFA IQ-Series plugins: EQ V3, Reverb V2, Limiter, Comp V2, DeEsser & Analyser
Our popular HOFA Mastering Suite CD-Burn.DDP.Master PRO
And all other plugins from HOFA


reFX Nexus with 10 Expansions AS A GIFT (worth $500)

More than 4,000 sounds and over 25 GB of samples for many music styles!

Monthly PaymentLearning units will be unlocked one after the other.

    • HOFA COMPLETE – monthly payment
    • Only $106/month

One-time Payment – 15% offYou receive all course material immediately.

    • HOFA COMPLETE – One-time payment
    • Only $2,162.40 (was $2,544.00)

Amazing productions, excellent sound …
How does HOFA-College fit in?

From recording to mixing, from producing to mastering – COMPLETE teaches you everything you need to know for professional productions in consecutive courses.

If you want to, you can individually adjust the duration of your online course.



HOFA BASIC gives you a solid foundation in audio engineering and prepares you for further HOFA-College courses with many practical exercises.



With this course you will be able to realise your musical ideas – or those of your studio customers – at the highest level.


HOFA Short Courses

The 3 short courses provide you with expert knowledge on the following topics:
Vocals, Drum Programming and Mastering

Learn Audio Engineering Everywhere

The HOFA Online-Campus gives you access to all your learning content via your computer, tablet and smartphone 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.

Get started right away

  • Can be completed with all current DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One etc.
  • Comes with Cubase LE and Ableton Live Intro.
  • Professional knowledge from all areas of audio engineering & music production.
  • 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 productions or practical exercises that you can work on and submit.
  • 15 detailed analyses of your mixes & exercises with individual feedbacks by the HOFA tutors


  • Officially approved and certified education
  • The costs of education might be tax-deductable (depending on your location).
  • Graduates receive the following certificates:
    Audio Assistant, Audio Engineer, Vocals, Drum Programming and Mastering.

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.

HOFA Open Projects

The HOFA Open Projects give you an insight into professional music production from recording and mixing to mastering and are an important part of your online course.

Many hours of video material

Detailed documentation of studio productions

Mix projects for your DAW

Learn how successful audio engineers work

Your online course is flexible

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

Usually, you will receive one learning unit per month, but there's also the option to get several units per month and thus earn your certificate faster.

The course expires automatically at the end of the course duration - if you wish, you can then extend it. It is also possible to pause the course.

Choose one-time payment and save money

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

Free Studio Workshop Livestreams

As a HOFA-College student you can also attend fascinating online workshops on audio engineering held in the HOFA studios.
Recordings of the live streams can be found in the Online Campus afterwards.

State-certified online courses

All HOFA online 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

After your registration you can try the course for two weeks. During this time you will have the opportunity to cancel the online course immediately and get your money back.

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 Student ID to buy hardware and software from various manufacturers such as Ableton, Adam Audio, Adobe, Avid, Apple, Steinberg, Waves, HOFA-Plugins, HOFA-Akustik, etc. Almost all DAWs and plugins can be purchased with up to 50% educational discount.

No Admission Requirements

For your online course you'll need a computer with audio software, a pair of speakers/headphones and of course a fondness for music. You can complete the HOFA online courses with the plugins available in your DAW or from any third-party manufacturer. A smartphone or tablet is not necessary, but makes learning more flexible. Just contact us if you have any questions.

Recommended Soft- and Hardware

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

Computer (PC or MAC) with at least 4-core CPU and 8 GB RAM

An audio interface is optional, but not necessary.

HOFA COMPLETE Registration

Monthly PaymentLearning units will be unlocked one after the other.

    • HOFA COMPLETE – monthly payment
    • Only $106/month

One-time Payment – 15% offYou receive all course material immediately.

    • HOFA COMPLETE – One-time payment
    • Only $2,162.40 (was $2,544.00)

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