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I - Introductory

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Typically offered:

Upon occasion

Producers and engineers paint an aural picture of the work their clients wish to share with the world. This introductory course focuses on the techniques of producers as well as the engineering equipment used to create recordings for musicians. Through recording, editing, and mastering audio, students will learn to create and record music and will better understand the history of the recording and production process.

Topics that will be covered include digital and analog audio equipment, transducers, condenser and dynamic microphones, microphone placement, signal processing, ProTools software, mixing, effects processing, and interacting with clients. An introduction to live sound reinforcement will give context to the ProTools software. Weekend sessions will provide hands-on experience recording demos for local musicians while weekly listening sessions and film screenings will highlight some recording techniques used by producers and engineers over the past sixty years. Students will be evaluated on their participation during recording sessions, their input during weekly listening sessions and screenings, and their final projects.


Permission of instructor; no experience playing music or recording audio is needed.

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