BCST 127 Advanced Sound Recording (4)
Lec-52.5, Lab-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Theory and project-intensive course examining and using skills required for mixing and mastering audio. Students produce complex music production and sound-for-visual-media projects and examine digital and analog mixing techniques for various current and emerging media.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe and analyze correct microphone selection and placement techniques appropriate for multi-track presentations.
- Outcome 2: Identify and execute various production styles and techniques with respect to vocal and instrumental blends.
- Outcome 3: Describe and analyze analog and digital music and sound recording processes.
- Outcome 4: Configure and operate a large-format mixing console, patch bay, and outboard equipment as well as Pro Tools HD system with C24 digital control surface.
- Outcome 5: Describe, analyze, and employ compressors, limiters, equalizers and gates in both hardware and software plug-in format.
- Outcome 6: Create edits and final mixes using the large-format console and Pro Tools HD and C24 control surface.
- Outcome 7: Describe, analyze, and manipulate time shifting devices such as reverb, echo, delay, harmonizers and other processors in both hardware and plug-in format.
- Outcome 8: Describe and analyze languages and compression schemes specific to digital sound recording such as AIFF, WAV, OMFI, FLAC, MPEG1 through 4.
- Outcome 9: Make decisions regarding creative content with respect to technical limitations.
- Outcome 10: Describe, analyze, and apply tracking considerations such as sweetening, layering, bouncing, and blending for a final stereo and surround sound mix.
- Outcome 11: Plan and execute the required skills of a producer/manager within the studio.
- Outcome 12: Critically evaluate production and recording projects and determine courses of action.