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Recording Arts Courses 4
INTRODUCTION TO RECORDING ARTSIntroduction to Recording Arts is designed to introduce students many aspects of the recording arts. This course provides the foundations of terminology, history, and the basic fundamentals of recording. This course explores the fundamental concepts of audio theory and practice. Students will learn recording console signal flow, multi-track recorder operation, microphone technology, and professional audio techniques as the basic building blocks of their audio education.
MASTERINGThis course introduces the technical art of mastering, which involves setup and fine-tuning of the finished product before final duplication. The class focuses on ear training, audio clean up / restoration, level matching / dynamics, multi-band processes and final album assembly. Students learn the process of taking a collection of mixed songs, and compiling them into one finished album complete with compact disc authoring and error checking.
MIDIMusical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is the electronic marriage of music and computer technology that revolutionized music composition, recording, and arrangement. Students are introduced to the history of the MIDI concept, its principles and theory, MIDI production techniques, MIDI control, troubleshooting, and the design of MIDI systems. Fundamentals of music theory are also included in this course.
MUSIC PRODUCTIONThe Music Production Course provides extensive experience in the theory, philosophy, and practice of contemporary music production in a world-class studio facility. Students utilize cutting-edge audio recording technology for advanced studies in order to gain expertise in the art and science of music production. Also covered are live venue recording and sound reinforcement techniques.
SOUND FOUNDATIONSThe Sound Foundations Course covers the fundamental physics of sound and audio signal. In this course, students study the world of outboard signal processors such as noise gates, compressors, reverbs, delays, flangers, spatial effects and more. Discussions on patch bays, wiring techniques and equipment parameters & controls prepare students for connection & operation of studio outboard equipment.
SYSTEM SUPPORTThe System Support Course provides an understanding of the proper utilization and maintenance of the advanced audio hardware and software found in modern studios. It begins with fundamental electronics and teaches the use of audio test equipment. Students also explore the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computer-based digital audio workstation software and components. Emphasis is placed on the application of lecture information through individual lab projects and classroom demonstrations. Students are challenged to solve a variety of real-world technical problems that often arise in the audio industry.
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