Introduction to Audio Recording
Introduction to Audio explores the techniques, tools, and technology used in multi-track audio recording. From a beginner's perspective, this course works to develop the fundamental skills of critical listening, analog signal flow, and basic analog/digital hybrid recording. By examining the various steps in the recording process students will learn the concepts and skills necessary to use studio equipment such as microphones (their characteristics and placement), mixing consoles (explained in detail), hard disk recording, patch bays, signal and effect processors, and headphone systems. Each student is also expected to attend a weekly hour-long one-on-one lab, held in the studio, giving the student a chance to experience multi-track recording in a hands-on manner. Texts: Modern Recording Techniques (9th edition) by David Miles Huber and selected online readings. Credit/Evaluation: Students will be evaluated through a combination of participation, attendance (lab and lecture), written assignments, and understanding gained from the material evaluated from a hands-on assessment.