BCST 128 Sound Reinforcement (4)
Lec-52.5, Lab-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Live sound history, theory, technology, and craft skills with an emphasis on skill and the technical manipulation of sound in acoustic spaces. Includes hands-on live sound production and operations for nightclubs, theaters, large-scale concert venues, and distributed sound systems.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe and analyze the equipment required for live sound event production.
- Outcome 2: Describe and analyze technology and skills required to engineer a live sound event from the front-of-house (FOH), monitor position, and as systems engineer.
- Outcome 3: Describe and analyze the history of live sound recording and live sound broadcast.
- Outcome 4: Describe and demonstrate the setup of a live sound system for public address, recording, and broadcast.
- Outcome 5: Plan and organize a live sound event with appropriate equipment for size of venue.
- Outcome 6: Troubleshoot a technical failure in the chain of equipment in a live sound system and demonstrate methods to remedy the failure.
- Outcome 7: Evaluate sound systems and venues.
- Outcome 8: Describe and analyze special acoustic relationships with regard to microphone placement and sound reinforcement.
- Outcome 9: Describe and demonstrate proper use of a graphic equalizer.
- Outcome 10: Display professionalism and understanding of workforce protocol in communication and behavior at live sound events.