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Studio Setup and Maintenance II

Course Code: MUSC 1273
Faculty: Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department: Music
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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

course prerequisites

MUSC 1173

Corequisites

None

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.