MUS 235 - Advanced Recording Techniques at Virginia Western Community College

Course Description

Effective: 1988-05-01

Introduces advanced digital recording techniques that lead to mix downs and digital masters for commercial CD duplication, other digital media and on-line distribution. Provides knowledge and skills in refined areas of digital multi track recording and mixdown techniques. Includes a study of the process which converts finished digital masters to compact discs and digital files suitable for retail release. Studies trouble shooting skills pertaining to digital audio workstations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to introduce the student to advanced techniques in initial recording practices and advanced practices in final mixdown of multi-channel recordings. Through theoretical study, experimentation with a variety of recording techniques and directed lab activities, the student will acquire an in depth understanding of all steps in the process of creating a professional quality master product using advanced practices in dynamic range processing, multiple use of sub-mix routings, synchronization of signal processing events, and application to digital masters.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: MUS 140, Introduction to Recording Techniques or division approval.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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