BROWARD COLLEGE COURSE OUTLINE

spiritualblurtedΤεχνίτη Νοημοσύνη και Ρομποτική

24 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 11 μήνες)

83 εμφανίσεις

BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
1

of
14



LAST REVIEW:




NEXT REVIEW:






STATUS:

A


COURSE TITLE:

Digital Audio Music Production


COMMON COURSE NUMBER:

MUS2342
C


CREDIT HOURS:

3




CONTACT HOUR BREAKDOWN












CLOCK HOURS:






Lecture:

32


Lab:

32


(Voc. Course ONLY)









Clinic:



Other:



PREREQ
U
ISITE(S):

MUS1
360


COREQUISITE(S):


MUS2344
C


PRE/COREQUISITE(S):




COURSE DESCRIPTION

:

Upon completion of this course the
student will have acquired a deep understanding of desktop music
production.

The physical aspects of sound, digital audio technology and studio production techniques will be
explained and demonstrated in
detail.

Topics covered in class will include non
-
lin
ear editing, digital signal processing, an introduction to MIDI and
sequencing, concepts of signal flow, sound effects, basic mixing, and basic recording techniques.

Studio lab assignments are performed outside of class reinforcing weekly lecture topics.



UNIT TITLES

PART I. Musical Instrument Digital Interface

1.

Review of Properties of Sound

2.

Review of Digital Audio

3.

The Computer and Digital Audio

4.

The Digital Audio Workstation

5.

Introduction to Audio Editing

6.

Introduction to Digital Audio Recording

7.

Signal Flow
in the Digital Audio Workstation

8.

Processing and Effects

9.

Introduction to Mixing Techniques

10.

Introduction to MIDI

11.

Introduction to Software Instruments

12.

Introduction to Automation







EVALUATION
:

Students will be evaluated through weekly quizzes, in
-
class
written tests, out of class assignments, and mid
-
term and final
exams

BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
2

of
14


Common Course Number: MUS
2342C


UNITS


Unit 1 Review of the Properties of Sound




General Outcome:


1.0

The student shall solidify his/her understanding of the technical concepts
s
tudied in MUS1997 (Introduction to Music Technology).


Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:



1.1

List and describe the following psycho acoustical properties of sound






1.1.1 Pitch






1.1.2 Timber





1.1.3 Loudness






1.2

List and describe the following acoustical properties of sound


1.2.1 Frequency


1.2.2 Harmonic Spectrum


1.2.3 Amplitude


1.2.4 Envelope









BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
3

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 2

Review of Digital Audio




General Outcome:


2.0

The student shall gain an understanding of the acoustical and psycho acoustical
properties of sound.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall
be able to:



2.1 List and describe the following terms:






2.1.1 Sampling Rate






2.1.2 Bit Depth





2.1.3 Anti
-
aliasing Filter






2.1.4 Binary Code




2.1.5 Analog to Digital Converter




2.1.6 Digital to Analog Converter













BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
4

of
14

Common
Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 3

The Computer and Digital Audio




General Outcome:


3.0

The student shall gain understanding the role of the computer in the process of
music production.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:


3.1

Describe the basic functions of a computer



3.2

Compare and contrast the concept of computer hardware versus computer software.


3.3

List and describe the different components
of computer hardware:




1.5.1 Input/Output devices



1.5.2 Central Processing Unit




1.5.3 Memory



1.5.4 Mass Storage


3.4

List and describe the following characteristics of computer software



1.6.1 Machine Language



1.6.2 Assembly Language




1.6.3
High Level Language



1.6.4 Application Programs



1.6.5 Operating System


3.5

List and describe different uses for the computer in audio systems.



3.6

Define and provide examples of the term Digital Audio Workstation.



3.7

Perform proper archival proced
ures of projects.



3.8

Define and provide examples of the term Audio Interface



3.8

Set
-
up, maintain and configure the software and hardware elements involved in a Digital



Audio Workstation



BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
5

of
14

3.9 List and define the following concepts



3.9.1 Analog
to Digital Conversion


3.9.2 Digital to Analog Conversion


3.9.3 Sampling Rate


3.9.4 Bit Depth


3.9.5 Aliasing


3.9.6 The Sampling Theorem


3.9.7 Quantization


3.9.8 Anti
-
Aliasing and Anti
-
Imaging Filters


3.9.10 Over
-
sampling


3.9.11 Channel Coding




3.10 List and define all the components of a digital audio signal chain





























BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
6

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 4
The Digital Audio Workstation




General Outcome:


4.0

The student shall have developed a deeper understanding
of the Digital Audio
Workstation.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:



4.1 List several examples of Digital Audio Workstation programs commercially available.



4.2 Compare
and contrast the concept of computer hardware versus computer software.


4.2 Define the following terms as applied to a Digital Audio Workstation setup:


4.2.1 Latency


4.2.2 Buffer


4.2.3 Bit Depth


4.2.4 Sample rate


4.3 Define the term Non
-
Destructive
editing.


4.4 Import files to a Digital Audio Workstation.


4.5 Be exposed to the graphical representation of audio as is customarily presented on a Digital


Audio Workstation.
















BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
7

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 5

Introduction to Audio Editing




General Outcome:


5.0

The student will develop an understanding of the process editing audio in a
non
-
linear fashion on the computer.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:


5.1

Define the concept of audio regions.


5.2

Edit a digital audio file.








BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
8

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 6 Introduction to Digital Audio Recording




General Outcome:


6.0

The student will develop an understanding of the process of recoding audio to
the computer.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:



6.2 List and define, in addition to perform
on the computer, the following recording methods:



6.2.1 Overdubbing



6.2.2 Looped Recording



6.2.3 Punch Recording



6.2.4 Simple Recording


6.3 Define the properties of a microphone preamplifier





























Common Course Number MUS
2342C

BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
9

of
14



Unit 7

Signal Flow in the Digital Workstation




General Outcome:


7.0

The student shall have acquired a basic understanding signal flow within the
confinements of a Digital Audio Workstation


Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful
completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:


7.1 List and define the following concepts



7.1.1 Mix Bus


7.1.2 Auxiliary Bus



7.2 Utilize the concept of Auxiliary Busses within the Digital Audio Workstation to perform the


following:



7.2.1 Add Reverb and Delay to an audio signal in a parallel fashion.


7.2.2 Perform a recording in which different mixes are created, for both the recording room


and the control room.



7.3 List several theoretical situations in which the use o
f different busses is required.























BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
10

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 8 Processing and Effects




General Outcome:


8.0

The student shall have acquired a basic understanding of amplitude and time
-
based effects within the confinements
of a Digital Audio Workstation.


Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:



8.1 Define the term Insert Point.


8.2 Define the term Plug
-
In


8.3 Compare and contrast the difference
between time
-
based and amplitude
-
based effects.


8.4 List, describe, aurally identify, and utilize the following amplitude based effects:



8.4.1 Distortion



8.4.2 Equalizer



8.4.3 Compression



8.4.4 Gating


8.5 List, describe, utilize and aurally ident
ify the following time
-
based effects:


8.5.1 Delay


8.5.2 Reverb


8.5.3 Pitch
-
Shift


















BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
11

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C


Unit 9 Introduction to Mixing Techniques




General Outcome:


9.0 The student shall have acquired a basic
understanding of amplitude and time
-
based
effects.


Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:




9.1 Define, provide examples of, and aurally identify the following concepts:






9.1.1
Masking and Spectral Masking




9.1.2 Panning




9.1.3 Stereo




9.1.4 Surround sound


9.2

Employ the following mixing strategies


9.2.1

Balancing


9.2.2

Space and Signal Processing


9.2.3

Dynamic processing


9.2.4

Equalization and balance


9.3

Describe the importance of equal loudness curves as related to human hearing and audio

mixing.















BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
12

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 10


Introduction MIDI




General Outcome:


9

The student shall have developed an understanding of MIDI and

its use in a Digital
Audio Workstation



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:



10.1 Record edit MIDI information into a Digital Audio Workstation


10.2 Program a drum pattern.


10.
3 Visually recognize similarities on the different MIDI editors available on different Digital


Audio Workstations.

















BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
13

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C



Unit 11. Introduction Software Instruments




General Outcome:


10

The student
shall have developed a basic understanding of the concepts of sampling


Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this unit, the student shall be able to:


11.1 Define the following terms:



10.2.1 Subtractive Synthesis




10.2.2 Sample
-
playback Instrument



10.2.3 Step Sequencer


11.2 Utilize a software instrument within the confinements of a Digital Audio Workstation


production.























BROWARD COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE




Page
14

of
14

Common Course Number: MUS
2342C


Unit 12

Introduction to Automation.




General Outcome:


11

The student shall have developed a basic understanding of the use of automation within
the confinements of a Digital Audio Workstation.



Specific Measurable Learning Outcomes:


Upon successful completio
n of this unit, the student shall be able to:


11.1 List, describe the following methods of automation:






11.1.1 Read







11.1.2 Write





11.1.3 Latch





11.1.4 Touch




11.2 Record the different automation methods listed above within the confinements of a




Digital Audio
Workstation.