Course

Advanced Audio Recording II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 2170
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on studio work, students will explore advanced production skills in a large studio environment. Pro Tools software will be used, and students will have the opportunity to qualify for the Avid Pro Tools 201 certification at the end of the course.
Course Content
  1. Pre-production: casting personnel, budgeting, scheduling, charting, DAW session strategy, and microphone selection
  2. Assessment of talent:assess an artist's strengths and weaknesses, and employ strategies to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative
  3. Exploring the signal chain: pre-amp, dynamics, effects and microphone choice for important recordings.
  4. Advanced tracking techniques: recording with and without effects, managing large sessions, multiple headphone mixes
  5. Recording acoustic instruments: strings, winds, brass, percussion and non-Western instruments.
  6. Critical listening skills I: width and depth, frequency range, dynamics and different mix approaches
  7. Critical listening skills II: panning, types of reverb, delay, compression, phasing/flanging/chorus,etc.
  8. Track cleanup: de-ess, utilize parametric EQ and compression while mixing
  9. Hybrid recording and mixing techniques: using the SSL AWS DAW control and Pro Tools automation to mix and edit while tracking.
  10. Pro Tools Production II: using Pro Tools HD hardware, selection, editing, clip gain, automation, plug-in processing
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture/demonstration. Students will work alongside the instructor, either in the large studio or Technology Lab. Students will be expected to complete regular assignments and projects outside of class time. These will be done in the large studio.

Means of Assessment
Tests/ Quizzes (minimum of 2)   30%
Midterm Project  30%
Final Project  40%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

 Through lab and studio work, students will learn to understand and apply the following concepts:

  1. Pre-production
  2. Assessment of talent
  3. Exploring the signal chain
  4. Advanced tracking techniques
  5. Recording acoustic instruments
  6. Critical listening skills I
  7. Critical listening skills II
  8. Track cleanup
  9. Hybrid recording and mixing techniques
  10. Pro Tools Production II
Textbook Materials

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

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for MUSC 2170
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
37343
Mon Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Sarfehjooy
Instructor First Name
Kayvon
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

MUSC 2170 002 is restricted to Music Technology students only.

This course is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. Students should plan to attend in person the first week of classes. Registration in this course will result in a 'time conflict' error due to a required room booking overlap. This error can be disregarded.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
13
Actual Seats Count
13
0
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3285
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Mon
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3221
Start Time
11:30
-
End Time
14:20
Wed
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3220
Start Time
16:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
37344
Fri Wed
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Sarfehjooy
Instructor First Name
Kayvon
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

MUSC 2170 002 is restricted to Music Technology students only.

This course is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. Students should plan to attend in person the first week of classes. Registration in this course will result in a 'time conflict' error due to a required room booking overlap. This error can be disregarded.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
13
Actual Seats Count
9
4
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3285
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20
Fri
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3221
Start Time
9:30
-
End Time
12:20
Wed
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N3220
Start Time
16:30
-
End Time
18:20