MUSC129 Digital Recording Technology
Department of The Arts: Music
Course Number and TitleMUSC129 Digital Recording Technology
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester3375 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationStudents must provide media for back-up and headphones for use in the audio computer lab.
Catalog Course DescriptionIn this studio course students utilize a hands-on approach in applying principles and techniques of studio configuration, microphone placement, digital recording, digital signal processing, editing digital audio, and mixing.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an academic understanding of the theoretical principles inherent in digital recording processes;
- prepare projects, which demonstrate each component of the digital recording process; and
- critique projects, which demonstrate each component of the digital recording process.
- Core Learning Goals N/A
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Fundamentals of digital sound
- Hardware and software set-up and configuration
- Types of microphones and their placement in the recording environment
- Instrument-specific digital recording applications
- Editing digital audio
- Application of digital signal processing
- Mixing digital audio
- Preparing media for distribution
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals N/A
Topic-specific written examinations; individual, instructor, and group critiques of projects and their presentation with respect to microphone placement, recording applications, editing, application of digital signal processing, mixing and final preparation of media for distribution.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:
- Departmentally selected text book
- Online resources
- Listening examples
- See course format
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 1/09