This course will introduce students to the process and tools of modern mixing and sound/music production. This three-quarter sequence begins with the study of sound fundamentals, microphones, portable recorders, and mono/stereo editing. This second part of the series will continue learning Pro Tools by diving deeper into digital signal processes and applying them to treat the tonal and transient components of instrumentation. Projects will consist of multitrack mixing productions and song analysis. Classes will consist of online lectures, demonstrations, and listening exercises. This course is designed to provide anyone interested in audio production the fundamental skills needed to use modern technology to create music and other sound pieces. The prerequisite for this course is Audio Recording I or equivalent knowledge of the basics of Pro Tools and an interest in creating audio content and learning about sound production.
The course is for musicians, engineers, and producers who want to develop compositional, technical, and collaborative skills using digital-based production systems. Please make sure to send a brief description of your experience to the faculty regarding your skills. If you have any questions, please contact the faculty.
Synchronous meetings: This class will be taught on Zoom, synchronously on Wednesday’s at 5:30 p.m. for 2 hours a week. An additional 8 hours a week is expected for readings, listening exercises, and software-based assignments. Classes may be recorded for students who are unable to participate in live sessions. Additional learning tutorials will be available using Linda.com.
Requirements: Computer that meets the Pro Tools system requirements.
Media Loan may provide headphones, microphones, cables, and an audio interface necessary for the class depending on availability.
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