Audio Recording Techniques


ART100: AUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES 100

60 Hours

A combination of classroom lecture and hands-on practice, Audio Recording Techniques 100 covers essential concepts used in traditional studio recording and audio production, including the physics of sound and electricity, acoustics and treatments, speaker and microphone designs and mic’ing techniques, overdubbing, and more. At the end of the class, students put all the material together for a full band recording as their final class project.


ART200M: AUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION

48 Hours

The first half of Audio Recording Techniques for Music Production takes place in Studio A and teaches students how to conduct a full music recording session, from setup to tear down. A significant portion of the class is taught in the studios and explores topics such as: album concepts, studio etiquette, advanced microphone techniques, pre-production and production techniques, and mastering. Students will receive training on a large array of studio equipment, including the SSL E-Series console and various outboard gear in Studio A. The second half of this course features a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on studio practice. Audio Recording Techniques for Music Production extends students' knowledge of recording into the areas of drum tuning and editing, recording non-traditional instruments, and advanced mic'ing techniques. This class also covers recording with an SSL4000E console including routing for mic and line signals, effects sends, and cue mixes.


ART200P: AUDIO RECORDING TECHNIQUES FOR POST-PRODUCTION

48 Hours

A combination of classroom lecture and hands-on practice, Advanced Recording Techniques for Post-Production covers modern recording and editing techniques used specifically in audio-for-video and film post-production. In the first half of the course, students will learn the fundamentals of integrating video into the workstation, the concepts of sound designing, spotting and mixing to picture, and working with and delivering finished stereo stem mixes. The second half of the course builds on the principles of recording, looping, and editing dialog and extends more deeply into sound effects design, and recording and editing Foley to picture.