MUS174A Syllabus

mus 174a – audio studio techniques – fall 2017

cpmc 203 or 267 – tuesday, thursday 11:00 – 12:20

instructor – tom erbe – tre@music.ucsd.edu – cpmc 254

ta – jordan morton – jmmorton@ucsd.edu

topics

  • intro tour of the studio
  • analog & digital – signals – cables – patchbays
  • the mixer
  • microphones types
  • stereo techniques
  • instrument techniques
  • positioning
  • monitors types
  • listening techniques
  • tracking mixer configuration
  • monitoring
  • fx for recording (compression/eq)
  • logs
  • editing basic protools
  • fades and cross fades
  • layers
  • mixing basic mixing

books

required

1) bruce and jenny bartlett – practical recording techniques

optional

2) tape op magazine www.tapeop.com

3) bob katz – mastering audio

class requirements

  1. 2 studio assignments – 50% (25)
  2. final – record a piece in the studio – present it in class 10th week (play it, talk about it, discuss) the piece should stand by itself, and be independent of other media (that is – no soundtracks for film or video. no sound effects for theatre or video game, etc.). – 40%
  3. attendance, class participation – 10%

office hours

tuesday, thursday 3:30pm – 5:00pm