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MU 162 – Studio Production II

Credits: 2.00

Course Description: Explores advanced techniques of music studio production. Topics include recording hardware, signal processing, Digital Audio Workstations, and post production engineering (mixing and mastering). Prerequisite: MU 161.

Section Description: Studio Production II- MU 162 Sprng 2019 Prof. Joseph Capps joseph.capps@uvm.edu 802.310.4148 Southwick A322 Description: The study of recording techniques and the software “Pro Tools” including microphone types and placement, recording/mixing console and signal flow, with an emphasis on editing and mixing. Continued discussion and utilization of limiters, compressors, noise gates, digital delay, equalization and other signal processing equipment used in the multitrack recording process. Recording projects will be required. Course Objective: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have knowledge of the principles presented to record and “mix” projects worthy of commercial acceptability. Required Text(s): 1. Pro Tools 11 “Ignite” – (Andrew Hagerman) Specific weekly topics: Understanding of the signal path/flow Comprehending and using the patch bay Advanced console usage and digital interfaces Microphone Preamps Editing and mixing techniques Mixing according to style of music Advanced compression / limiting techniques Advanced usage of reverb and delay Mastering process Homework, Quizzes, Projects, Out-of-Class Preparation: Written assignments may be issued occasionally and collected the following week. Occasional quizzes may also be given. In order to maintain satisfactory standing in this class, approximately two hours per week of out-of-class preparation are required. Attendance and Participation: To succeed in this course you must be present, both in body and mind. Your final grade will be lowered one letter grade for each unexcused physical absence over two. Participation is an essential element of a small seminar – be alert and engaged in class. Grades (approximate) 50% Attendance, participation, homework and quizzes 30% Recorded / Mixed projects % Midterm exams 20% Final exam Absolutely no make-up quizzes or exams will be offered without documented emergency. Extra work, such as term papers, cannot be used to substitute for a missed exam or to help improve a grade.

CRN: 93641

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 11/10

Days Time Location
R 13:15 - 14:55 MUSIC BLDG A212

Instructor(s): Joseph M. Capps

Meeting Dates: 27 Aug 2018 - 07 Dec 2018