Audio Recording Techniques
AN INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO ENGINEERING
Audio Recording Techniques is our flagship introductory audio engineering course.
We start with the basics, acoustics & electronics, and examine the underlying concepts audio engineers use as a foundation for their everday professional work. We do some simple projects to show off these concepts.
GETTING INTO GEAR
Once we've covered the conceptual basics, we introduce students to analog audio equipment: microphones, speakers, mixing boards, and outboard hardware effects. We study how to get the sound into the board, how to process it, and how to get it out.
Along the way we look at microphone construction and placement techniques, internal routing within a mixer environment, signal processing including equalization, compression and ambience, monitoring, and analog mixing & recording.
MEET PRO TOOLS
Once students are comfortable with analog side of things, we introduce students to digital audio at a basic level, and do some hands-on work using Pro Tools, the professional tool-of-choice for audio recording editing and mixing.
PREPARATION FOR AN ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL FUTURE
Because many of our students are preparing for careers in music production, all our courses include significant career development content. In this course, we examine networking and employment opportunities. In addition, this course helps students prepare for our other two certification courses, MIDI Music Making (MTS 112), and Digital Music Production (MTS 113).