This course continues into the second sequence by learning advanced multitrack recording techniques using the advanced studio, Pro Tools, Neve 5088 analog console, and outboard hardware processing units. Students will learn to strategically plan productions by applying complex routing setups for multiple musicians while accommodating each instrument's technical needs. Students will learn various creative ways of utilizing studio gear to manipulate sound and form unique sound reproductions.
A significant focus will be on learning microphone types, proper handling techniques, and placements based on instruments. Students will learn the music producer's role by working with an artist through the stages of songwriting, pre-production, engineering, and mixing. Students in the class will work collaboratively on productions and will gain experience as the engineer, mixer, producer, and musician.
This course is taught using Canvas for lectures, hands-on class projects, and listening exercises using various streaming platforms. By the end of the course, students will understand and operate advanced multitrack production techniques, the producer's role, and develop their skills in mixing both analog and digital productions.
Accepts students who completed the prerequisite course, Audio Fundamentals and Mixing Techniques I, II, III. Advanced Art of Mixing and Producing I or equivalent coursework or prior experience will be considered. Please email the faculty with a brief description of related experience and/or education.
Course Reference Numbers
Music Industry, Sound For The Moving Image and Video Games, Live Sound Reinforcement, Sound Reproduction for Audio Books, Podcasting, and Journalism.
$50 required media fee
Students will have access to a certain amount of hours per week to the studios, necessary gear, computers, and software. It is recommended that students also have a personal computer that meets the Pro Tools system requirements, purchase a student license to Pro Tools, and iLok License Manager for additional remote work.