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Advanced Audio Recording

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 3280
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
Winter

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students will learn to record and mix audio in a large studio environment. Some time will also be devoted to working in a professional theatre environment. Students will mix and master a full-length CD of their work.
Course Content
  1. Routing signals through a large studio console and patchbay, including equalization, inserts, busses, monitoring
  2. Use of the hardware effects rack, including compressors, limiters, reverbs, noise gates, and equalizers.
  3. Live sound reinforcement using the house system of a professional theatre.
  4. Multi channel systems from three to eight channels, for surround sound and concert use.
  5. Audio mastering software and hardware for producing finished mixes.
  6. Audio restoration techniques.
  7. The use of digital filters for complex multi-stage filtering operations.
  8. Digital recording techniques are changing rapidly – this course will examine the latest developments in the field.
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
Weekly assignments 30%
Quizzes (minimum of 2) 15%
Midterm project 15%
Final project* 40%
  100%

* The Final Project constitutes one component of the graduation portfolio requirement   

Learning Outcomes

Through lecture/demonstrations and studio work, students will expand upon the techniques learned in Audio Recording techniques. Emphasis will be placed on large studio or theatre work.

On successful completion of the course students will be able to work unassisted in a fully equipped professional-level studio, and be able to understand and apply the following:

  1. Patchbay/console routing
  2. Hardware effects
  3. Theatre sound
  4. Multi channel systems and their use
  5. Audio mastering techniques
  6. Audio restoration techniques (noise reduction, transient removal, current theory and practice)
  7. Digital filter concepts
  8. Recent advances in digital audio
Textbook Materials

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

MUSC 3180 or permission of instructor

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

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
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 3XXX (3) 2011/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 3XX (4) 2012/09/01 to 2020/04/30
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 3XX (3) 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MUSC 3XXX (3) 2011/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (3) 2012/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 406B (1.5) 2012/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 406B (1.5) 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.