Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-2347- Section: 02
Audio Engineering III
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|Description||Advanced practice of procedures and techniques in recording and manipulating audio. Includes digital audio editing, advanced recording techniques, and advanced engineering projects.|
1. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. (PSLO Alpha)
2. Utilize advanced recording techniques (PSLO 2,3)
3. Utilize basic editing techniques (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate Engineering concepts to complete an advanced recording projects (PSLO 2,3,4)
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Applies commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
SLO 1: Students will apply commercial music sound technology to professional practice.
PSLO 2: Applies commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
SLO 2: Students will apply commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering
PSLO 3: Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
SLO 3. Students will apply basic music industry principles to professional practice.
PSLO 4: Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
SLO 4: Students will demonstrate professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the
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7200 RPM Hard Drive or Solid State Hard Drive (Thunderbolt 2/3 or USB 3.0)
Flash Drive (USB 3.0)
Week 1: Intro to the SSL XL Desk and Patchbay Layout; Vocal Recording, Comping, Editing, and Tuning
Week 2: Studio Review; Recording Refresher; Punching In; What Makes a Good Take?; Vocal Recording, Comping, Editing, and Tuning Continued
Week 3: Recording Levels; Communicating with Artists; Session Set-Up; Templates; Vocal Recording
Week 4: Signal Flow; Gain Staging and Headroom; Recording Amps and DI's
Week 5: Advanced Pro Tools Editing; Advanced Comping Tracks; Advanced Using Playlists
Week 6: Catch Up Week
Week 7: Recording Drums
Week 8: Advanced Recording Techniques
Week 9: Advanced Recording Techniques
Week 10: Rough Mixes
Week 11: Elements of a Mix
Week 12: Different Approaches to Mixing
Week 13: Balance and Panorama
Week 14: Frequency and EQ
Week 15: Creating and Controlling Dynamic Range; Modulation, Saturation, and Other effects
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Pretest; Intro to the SSL XL Desk and Patchbay Layout; Vocal Recording, Comping, Editing, and Tuning
Week 2: Studio Review; Recording Refresher; Punching In; What Makes a Good Take?; Vocal Recording, Comping, Editing, and Tuning Continued; 2 Projects Due
Week 3: Recording Levels; Communicating with Artists; Session Set-Up; Templates; Vocal Recording Continued; Project Due
Week 4: Signal Flow; Gain Staging and Headroom; Recording Amps and DI's; Project Due
Week 5: Advanced Pro Tools Editing; Advanced Comping Tracks; Advanced Using Playlists; Tuning Test 1; Project Due
Week 6: Catch Up Week; Project Due
Week 7: Recording Drums; Project Due
Week 8: Test 2; Project Due; Advanced Recording
Week 9: Advanced Recording Continued; Project Due
Week 10: Rough Mixes; Project Due
Week 11: Elements of a Mix; Project Due
Week 12: Different Approaches to Mixing; Test 3; Project Due
Week 13: Balance and Panorama; Project Due
Week 14: Frequency and EQ; Project Due
Week 15: Creating and Controlling Dynamic Range; Modulation, Saturation and Other effects; Test 4; Project Due
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM Through December 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Class Participation 10%
Quizzes 15 % (Weekly)
Tests (x4) 25%
|Instructor Policies||All of your grades will be available for you in the ?my grades? section of our Blackboard Page. I will also meet with each student individually every four weeks to discuss your current grade and your progress in the class.|
|Attendance Policy||You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade. Showing up to class late three times equals one absence. Leaving class early without a written excuse will also count against your attendance grade in the late column.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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This class will take place as a hybrid between on campus projects and online lecture.
No late work will be accepted.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|