Lecture/demonstration. Students will work alongside the instructor, either in the large studio or Technology Lab. Students will be expected to complete regular assignments and projects outside of class time. These can be done in the lab, the studio, or at home.
- Theoretical concepts, including formats, bit depth, Nyquist theory, Fourier Transforms, etc.
- Audio interfaces: connectivity, sample rates, form factors
- Recording audio in Pro Tools: setup and configuration, basic recording techniques
- Analog recording: signal flow, microphone types and placement, monitoring in studio and control room
- Editing audio: creating new parts, fixing problems, composite tracks
- Mixing: inserts, busses, groups, automation.
- Software plug-ins including dynamics, distortion, reverb and other effects.
- Basic stereo recording techniques, including X/Y, Spaced Pair and ORTF
- introduction to large studio procedures, including studio etiquette, pre-production, setup and record keeping.
Through lab and studio work, students will learn to understand and apply the following concepts:
- Digital audio theory
- Audio interfaces: theory and practice
- Audio recording in Pro Tools
- Analog recording techniques
- Digital editing in Pro Tools
- Digital mixing in Pro Tools
- Software instruments and plug-ins
- Basic stereo recording techniques
- Large studio procedures and protocol
|Tests/Quizzes (minimum of 2)||30%|
No texts or materials are required. All required hardware and software for the completion of assignments and projects is available in the lab or studios. Students who wish to work outside the lab may want to purchase their own copies of the software used in class. A complete list of recommended software will be available at the first class session.
Music Technology Diploma program entrance or permission of instructor