MUS 140 Introduction to Recording Techniques

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VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



Revised
:
Fall 2011


Spring 2012

Fall 2012


Fall 2013



MUS 1
4
0

Introduction to Recording Techniques


COURSE OUTLINE



Prerequisites:

None


Course Description
:


Introduces students to the theory of and practices in digital audio. Describes
basic background
of the history of audio, culminating with hands
-
on operation of a digital audio workstation
(DAW).


The intent of this course is to
introduce students to the theories, concepts, and practices of
recording and audio production and to provid
ed them with hands
-
on opportunities in a lab
setting to practice topics covered in class.


Seme
ster Credits:

3

Lecture
Hours:

2

Laboratory Hours:
2

















VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273








MUS 140: Introduction to Recording Techniques


Course
Outcomes
:



At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:




Demonstrate an
understand
ing of

basic sound, hearing, acoustics, and studio design
principles



identify common microphones used in recording studios and apply basic microphone
techniques



Demonstrate a basic understanding
and working knowledge of digital audio technology
and digital

audio workstations, including hardware and software



Demonstrate an understanding of

the basic principles of multi
-
track recording, editing,
and mixing, including preamplification, signal processing, monitoring, and mastering



Demonstrate an understanding o
f introductory level audio production and recording
theories, concepts, and practices





VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273



MUS 140: Introduction to Recording Techniques


Required Materials:



1.

Textbook



Textbook
:


David Huber.
Modern Recording Techniques
. Focal Press;
7th Edition (2010).

ISBN: 978
-
0
-
240
-
81069
-
0.


David Huber.
Modern Recording Techniques.

Elsevier
; 7
th

Edition.

ISBN:
978
-
0
-
080
-
92803
-
6
.


The following supplementary materials are available:

None




























VIRGINIA
WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE


PO Box 14007


Roanoke, VA 24038


(540)
-
857
-
7273







MUS 140: Introduction to Recording Techniques


Topical Description:


Topics include engineering, production, studio design, acoustics, physics of sound and hearing,
studio management, tracking, overdubbing, editing, mixing, mastering, microphone design and
application, digital audio technology, signal

processing, monitoring, and audio
-
related practices
in film, video, and other industries.