Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MUSC-2448- Section: 01
Audio Engineering IV
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Instructor Information
Instructor Matthew Roe
Phone(409) 984-6338
Location:Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 155
Hours:M-W 10:30am - 1pm T-TH 1:30pm - 4pm
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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 1427 Audio Engineering I
MUSC 2427 Audio Engineering II
MUSC 2447 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
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 Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

The Mixing Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition - Bobby Owsinski.
mixwiththemasters.com subscription
•Minimum 4 Gb Flash drive
•External USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Minimum 7,2000 RPM or SSD
•Notebook and Pen

Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices, and Tools 3rd Edition. Roey Izhaki
Pro Tools
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Course Introduction; Syllabus Review; Assignment Review; Pretest; Some Good Web
Resources; Audio Engineering III Review; Monitoring Levels and Ear Health.
Week 2: Definition of Jobs in the Audio Industry; Why We Mix; Different Mixing Approaches;
Using Reference Material; Reference Song Homework Due.
Week 3: Where To Start a Mix; Three Different Mix Techniques.
Week 4: Advanced Analog and Digital Signal Flow.
Week 5: Serial Vs. Parallel Processing.
Week 6: Advanced Filters and Equalization; Project 1 Due.
Week 7: Advanced Dynamic Processors; Volume Automation; Review For Midterm.
Week 8: Midterm Exam; Project 2 Due; Balance, Panorama and Spatial Processors.
Week 9: Advanced Delay.
Week 10: Advanced Reverb.
Week 11: Advanced Modulation, Saturation and Other Effects; Project 3 Due.
Week 12: The Mix Bus; Printing To Tape.
Week 13: Intro To Mastering.
Week 14: Mastering Continued.
Week 15: Final Project Due Review for Final.
Major Assignments
Midterm Week 8
Final Week 16
Project 1 Due Week 6
Project 2 Due Week 8
Project 3 Due Week 11
Project 4 Due Week 15
Homework TBD
Quizzes Are Given Weekly
Final Exam Date May 17, 2021 - 1:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance - 10%
Class participation - 10%
Weekly Studio Time 10%
Quizzes - 10% (Weekly Quizzes)
Paper - 10%
Projects - 30% (TBA)
Tests (x2) - 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies No late work will be accepted in this class unless the student presents proof of extenuating
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, 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.
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.