This introductory course teaches basic concepts and procedures required to operate audio equipment in a recording studio. Topics include digital audio theory, dynamic processing, acoustics, mixers, multitrack recordings, studio session procedures, miking techniques, mixer signal flow, audio monitoring equipment and MIDI devices.
This course follows a lecture/lab format. The lecturer; an accomplished expert in the discipline, describes and demonstrates new skills, and then during the lab portion of the course, coaches until students successfully demonstrate the new skills without assistance.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After completing “Introduction to Music Production”, students will be able to:
- Define design elements and principles used to record and mix music compositions.
- Define the basic characteristics of digital audio theory, dynamic processing, mixer signal flow and acoustics.
- Use MIDI devices and Pro Tools to record and mix basic recordings.
- Create a web-based, user-friendly, visually-appealing Digital Portfolio to playback completed soundtracks.