Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course serves as an introduction to music recording and editing using digital technology. Students will gain a good comprehension of the fundamentals of sound engineering enabling them to operate a small to medium sized recording configuration. The development of aural perception is a focus in addition to the fostering of good editing technique. Recording a range of musical instruments (across a variety of contemporary and traditional musical styles) is addressed with the focus on producing quality audio recordings. Students from across the University may enrol in this course as an elective.
|Objectives||By the end of this course the student will be expected to:
- understand the operation and function of audio recording equipment (including audio recording software). Particular attention is applied to signal flow and the recortding process. Skills in this area are essential for the development of good, well-balanced recordings, reproducing the instrument as closely as possible.
- use and identify microphone types, pickup patterns and placement on various musical instruments. This is important so as to obtain a natural reproduction. The student will also develop their understanding on the characteristics of various music instruments.
- employ digital editing techniques (through software). This is a relevant topic as digital recording technology becomes increasingly prevalent and accessible.
|Content||Course content may include (but is not limited to):
- Signal flow
- Audio recording/editing software
- Computer audio interfaces
- Portable recording equipment
- Fundamental sound theory
- Acoustic principles
- Mixing techniques
- Effects processors
- Microphones and miking techniques
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term