MUSC129 Digital Recording Technology

Department of The Arts: Music

I. Course Number and Title
MUSC129 Digital Recording Technology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3375 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students must provide media for back-up and headphones for use in the audio computer lab.
VI. Catalog Course Description
In 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.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will

      1. demonstrate an academic understanding of the theoretical principles inherent in digital recording processes;
      2. prepare projects, which demonstrate each component of the digital recording process; and
      3. critique projects, which demonstrate each component of the digital recording process.

    3. Core Learning Goals
    4. N/A
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Fundamentals of digital sound
    2. Hardware and software set-up and configuration
    3. Types of microphones and their placement in the recording environment
    4. Instrument-specific digital recording applications
    5. Editing digital audio
    6. Application of digital signal processing
    7. Mixing digital audio
    8. Preparing media for distribution
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. 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.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals
    4. N/A
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    1. Departmentally selected text book
    2. Presentations
    3. Online resources
    4. Listening examples
    5. See course format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 1/09