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what we will do

This course provides in-depth experience in digital sound production techniques and related hardware and software, including setting up accurate monitor systems, live and studio recording techniques, multi- track mixing, mastering, and the design and creation of sound tracks, including music, to support and enhance typical media productions. Group and individual projects will be required. Recording live performances requires structured time outside of class.

The course will meet for three hours per week of lecture, critiques and guided interactive demonstrations, and approximately two hours per week for guided field or laboratory work. For class projects, microphones and studio hardware will be supplied.

Students are expected to be able to use typical digital audio workstation software (certain freeware is acceptable), and to have access to a computer with such software installed. Additionally, students are encouraged to acquire their own professional headphones. Please consult the instructor, as most consumer headphones tend to produce poorly balanced audio mixes.




week 1
assignment sheet 1
nearfield monitors introduction
nearfield monitors article
studio microphone primer
stereo microphone techniques JB
stereo microphone techniques HR

assignment sheet 2
link to compressed VO file JB

week 3
assignment sheet 3

week 4
assignment sheet week4
recording a piano
listening sample1-2mic-Bolivar
sample2-2mic-Barbara Dane
sample6-Southwind of Summer

week 5
horowitz example piano
30th st. example combo
bmw blues raw tracks
mercury blues example
mixing notes handout


week 7
assignment study sheet
pp sound design in film
pp sound design process
handout - film sound editing
project files: The Chase

week 8
pp sound design technical issues
There will be a quiz this Wednesday on the sound design study questions

week 9
assigment Sheet

week 10
final exam study guide to come