Advanced Audio Recording II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 2170
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students will explore advanced production skills in a large studio environment. Pro Tools software will be used, and students will have the opportunity to qualify for the Avid Pro Tools 201 certification at the end of the course.
Course Content
  1. Pre-production: casting personnel, budgeting, scheduling, charting, DAW session strategy, and microphone selection
  2. Assessment of talent:assess an artist's strengths and weaknesses, and employ strategies to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative
  3. Exploring the signal chain: pre-amp, dynamics, effects and microphone choice for important recordings.
  4. Advanced tracking techniques: recording with and without effects, managing large sessions, multiple headphone mixes
  5. Recording acoustic instruments: strings, winds, brass, percussion and non-Western instruments.
  6. Critical listening skills I: width and depth, frequency range, dynamics and different mix approaches
  7. Critical listening skills II: panning, types of reverb, delay, compression, phasing/flanging/chorus,etc.
  8. Track cleanup: de-ess, utilize parametric EQ and compression while mixing
  9. Hybrid recording and mixing techniques: using the SSL AWS DAW control and Pro Tools automation to mix and edit while tracking.
  10. Pro Tools Production II: using Pro Tools HD hardware, selection, editing, clip gain, automation, plug-in processing
Methods Of Instruction

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 will be done in the large studio.

Means of Assessment
Tests/ Quizzes (minimum of 2)   30%
Midterm Project  30%
Final Project  40%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

 Through lab and studio work, students will learn to understand and apply the following concepts:

  1. Pre-production
  2. Assessment of talent
  3. Exploring the signal chain
  4. Advanced tracking techniques
  5. Recording acoustic instruments
  6. Critical listening skills I
  7. Critical listening skills II
  8. Track cleanup
  9. Hybrid recording and mixing techniques
  10. Pro Tools Production II
Textbook Materials

No texts or materials are required. All required hardware and software for the completion of assignments and projects is available in the studios or lab.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35395
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sarfehjooy
Kayvon
Open
MUSC 2170 001 is restricted to Music Technology students only.

This course is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. Students should plan to attend in person the first week of classes.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
13
8
5
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3219
13:30 - 16:20
Mon
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3221
13:30 - 16:20
Mon
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3285
13:30 - 16:20
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3220
15:30 - 17:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35396
Fri Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sarfehjooy
Kayvon
Waitlist
MUSC 2170 002 is restricted to Music Technology students only.

This course is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. Students should plan to attend in person the first week of classes.

Registration in this course provides registrants with a 'time conflict' error. This error can be disregarded for this course as it is due to a required room booking overlap.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
13
13
0
1
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3285
9:30 - 12:20
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3221
9:30 - 12:20
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3219
9:30 - 12:20
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3220
15:30 - 17:20