Advanced Audio Recording and Production Techniques I, II, III


Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Taught by

music composition, theory, and technology

This is a year-long long sequence of advanced audio production courses designed to support students who are interested in recording and producing music. Students will become familiar with advanced multitrack audio production techniques, their various applications, history, and aesthetics. Time will be spent each quarter developing the students’ ability to listen critically and providing instruction and exercises in the use of the advanced audio recording studio. In fall, students will train to pass the related proficiency test and develop an understanding of the technical and aesthetic history of audio production. Topics and activities will include basic acoustics; microphone design and placement; the use of compressors, limiters, and console block diagrams; and the theory of digital audio recording, with a strong emphasis on Digidesign’s Pro Tools software.  In winter, students will be provided with increasingly advanced instruction and exercises in the use of recording technologies with an emphasis on Pro Tools software, a number of plug-ins, and the creation of mixes, including those for inclusion in the Evergreen Student CD Project. Topics and activities will include techniques for recording a rock band, mixing techniques, and applications of various signal processors.  In spring, students will work to create well-balanced, innovative tracking and mixing. There will be an emphasis on mastering techniques and a field trip to four of Seattle’s most active recording studios.  The courses do not cover music production from electronic sources.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day and Evening

Advertised schedule: 2-7p Thu

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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Special Expenses

$50 for analog tape

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Fall); 4 (Winter); 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 20

Fall

Signature Required

Qualified students will be accepted until the course fills.

Course Reference Number

Jr - Sr (4 credits): 10003

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Winter

Accepting New Students

Signature Required

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Course Reference Number

Jr - Sr (4 credits): 20003

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Spring

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Course Reference Number

Jr - Sr (4 credits): 30002

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