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MUS 170 - Audio Recording 1

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

This course provides an introduction to audio recording principles and techniques. It covers the physics of sound, analog/digital recording principles and the basic operation of recording studio equipment. Coursework includes the study of microphone selection and placement, recording consoles, signal processing and mixing. Instruction is combined with practical application in a recording studio.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain how the physics of sound relates to audio recording techniques.
  2. Demonstrate proper microphone selection and placement for a variety of studio recording scenarios.
  3. Experiment with signal processing and mixing techniques.
  4. Create audio recordings in a studio environment.
  5. Evaluate studio recordings.
Listed Topics
  1. The physics of sound
  2. Analog and digital recording
  3. Microphone techniques
  4. Signal processing
  5. Mixing
Reference Materials
textbook, digital audio workstation, music sequencing and editing software.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/19/2016

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