Studio Setup and Maintenance II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1273
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students will continue to learn the concepts necessary to design, set up and maintain a project recording studio. Topics covered will include room acoustics and treatment, equipment choice and installation, wiring and doing basic maintenance. An introduction to large studio issues will also be offered.
Course Content
  1. Room acoustics: resonant modes and modal patterns
  2. Types of room design: neutral, characteristic and variable rooms
  3. Soundproofing: STC, construction techniques and HVAC considerations
  4. Equipment placement: ergonomics and ideal sound reproduction.
  5. Acoustical treatment: Sabine’s Law, reflective and absorptive surfaces, diffusion, wall treatments and bass traps
  6. Wiring and connections: proper interconnection, power supply, grounding of studio gear
  7. Studio monitoring systems: flush mounted versus free standing
  8. Maintaining equipment: soldering and equipment cleaning
  9. Introduction to large studio design: acoustics, patch bays and studio interconnect systems
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture/demonstration. Students will work alongside the instructor, in a recording studio. Students will be expected to complete regular assignments and projects outside of class time. These can be done in the lab, the studio, or at home.

Means of Assessment
Tests/Quizzes (minimum of 2) 30%
Midterm Project 30%

Final Project*

Total

40%

100%

Learning Outcomes

Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students will learn the basic concepts necessary to set up and maintain a project recording studio. Topics covered will include room acoustics and treatment, equipment choice and installation, wiring and doing basic maintenance. An introduction to large studio issues will also be offered.
 
On successful completion of the course students will be able to setup and maintain a typical project studio. Students will be able to understand and apply the following: 

  1. Room acoustics
  2. Types of room design
  3. Soundproofing
  4. Equipment placement
  5. Acoustical treatment
  6. Wiring and connections
  7. Studio monitoring systems
  8. Maintaining equipment
  9. Introduction to large studio design
Textbook Materials

No texts or materials are required. All required hardware and software for the completion of assignments and projects is available in the studio.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.