This is the first of a three-quarter sequence in which students are introduced to the subject of audio production and its relation to modern media. Fall quarter will focus on recording technologies and digital editing. The main topics will include field recording, digital audio editing, microphone design and application, multi-track recording and mixing concepts. Students will have weekly reading assignments and weekly research projects. A final recording and mixing project will be due at the end of the quarter using the foundational principles of mixing.
Required Textbook: Modern Recording Techniques 8th edition Huber and Runstein
To successfully participate in this program students will need access to a computer capable of running audio recording and editing software and a reliable internet connection. Students should expect to spend 1 hour per week in synchronous meetings using Zoom. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require.
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Students will need to purchase a ProTools software license: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=Protools+student . The student rates are $99 for a one year plan or $299 for a perpetual license.
The students will also need a computer capable of running the media software for this course, including ProTools. If you have questions about your specific computer requirements email the faculty.