Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-2448- Section: 01
Audio Engineering IV
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Instructor Information
Instructor John Freyermuth
Phone(409) 984-6520
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 126
Hours:Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Advanced recording, mixing, arranging, and editing. Includes the role of the producer in session planning, communication, budgeting, business aspects, technical considerations, and music markets.
Prerequisites MUSC 1327 Audio Engineering I
MUSC 2327 Audio Engineering II
MUSC 2347 Audio Engineering III
Learning Outcomes 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)
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. PSLO Alpha: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
2. Apply commercial music sound technology to their professional practice.
3. Apply commercial music performance skill to support sound engineering practice.
4. Applies basic music industry principles to professional practice.
5. Demonstrates professional behavior as characterized by a commitment to the profession.
Textbooks Mixing Audio
By: Roey Izhaki
Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition
ISBN-10: 1138859788
ISBN-13: 978-1138859784

External Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Minimum 7,2000 RPM (Preferably Certified For Use With Pro Tools)
Lecture Topics
I: Vocal Recording, Editing and Tuning
II: Mixing Approaches and Strategies
III: Equalization and Filtering
IV: Dynamics Processors and Usage
V: Parallel Processing
VI: Console Mixing Strategies
VII: Hybrid Mixing Strategies
VIII: Delay
IX: Modulation
X: Saturation
XI: Reverberation
XII: Limiters
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Assignment Review; Pretest; Some Good Web Resources; Audio Engineering III Review; Tracking Vocals

Week 2: Vocal Editing, Comping and Tuning

Week 3: Different Mixing Approaches; Using Reference Material; Where To Start a Mix; Three Different Mix Techniques

Week 4: Filters and EQ

Week 5: Advanced Filters and Equalization

Week 6: Dynamic Processing

Week 7: Advanced Dynamic Processors; Volume Automation; Review For Midterm

Week 8: Midterm Exam; Balance, Panorama and Spatial Processors

Week 9: Advanced Delay

Week 10: Advanced Reverb

Week 11: Advanced Modulation, Saturation and Other Effects

Week 12: The Mix Bus; Printing To Tape

Week 13: Intro To Mastering

Week 14: Mastering Continued

Week 15: Final Project Due (AKA Capstone Due); Review for Final; Mystery Prize Presentation.

Final Exam; Post Test
Final Exam Date May 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM   Through  May 13, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance - 10%             
Quizzes - 10%
Projects - 40%
Tests (x4) - 30%
Assignments - 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No late work will be accepted in this class unless the student presents proof of extenuating circumstances.

All of your grades will be available for you in the "my grades" section of our Blackboard Page.
Attendance Policy You get one "free" absence before your late/absences start to count against your grade in the attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 5% of your attendance grade for a Monday, Wednesday and Friday class. If you are late for class or leave class early 3 times you will receive an additional absence for every time this occurs.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.