MTEC 51C: STUDIO RECORDING III
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
A. Set up complex recording sessions with multiple microphones.
B. Measure and calibrate frequency response for audio control rooms.
C. Configure advanced headphone cue mixes.
D. Troubleshoot advanced digital audio hardware and software systems.
E. Communicate and collaborate with professional recording artists.
F. Produce master quality work suitable for commercial distribution.
A. Resolution and harmonic distortion of A-to-D (analog-to-digital) converters.
B. Acoustics of sound as related to audio recording and control room monitoring.
C. Loudness metering for international broadcast compliance.
D. Simultaneous use of multiple rooms, and acoustic environments, for advanced recording techniques of large performance ensembles.
A. Tutorials on advanced applications with audio recording equipment.
B. Reverse engineer commercial recordings.
C. Spectrum analysis of audio files and acoustic environments.
D. Practice recording, mixing, mastering large projects with over 48 discreet audio tracks.
E. Archive digital audio files according to professional standards.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
1. Macintosh computers, MIDI keyboards and MIDI interface.
2. Video projector and screen.
3. Pro Tools software.
4. Reason software.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
1. On-going access to computer with email software and capabilities.
2. Email address.
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Graded lab assignments.
B. Quizzes and comprehensive final examinations.
C. Hands-on practical exams operating equipment.
D. Final project demonstrating integrated advanced audio recording techniques.
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations and demonstrations of advanced audio recording techniques.
B. Guided listening exercises of commercially mixed and mastered record albums.
C. Group presentations of student projects followed by in�-class discussion.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Huber, David. Modern Recording Techniques. 8th ed. Focal Press, 2013.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Written critiques and analyses of audio production projects, including albums, soundtracks, television, video games and internet multi�media.
B. Written summaries documenting technical and artistic elements for corresponding submitted assignments and audio projects.
C. Written proposals, session logs, learning outcomes and reflections supporting submitted musical works and final master recordings.