Instructor: Tom Fallat
Office: A156, office hours by appointment
Meeting Times: MWF 11:30AM-1:20 PM
Location: A154 MIDI Lab
Online class docs: mybcc.net/ search people:fallat/ mu 153 docs and class website at mybcc. net
General Description: MU153 will provide an Introduction to digital audio recording and technology. Theoretical basics in physics, electronics and digital recording theory will provide the ground for an understanding of the use of the audio recording and editing capabilities of Digital Performer, Bias Peak and Digidesign ProTools. Students will learn how to use the BCC recording studio as a front end for digital recordings that they can save on their workstations. Units in tracking, editing, processing and mixdown will be presented, as well as other topics chosen by the class. Enrollment in the class entitles the student to access the MIDI lab as available during posted hours (approximately 50 hours per week will be available, to be announced)
Modern Recording Techniques, Huber, focal press
Producing Music using Digital Performer Newhouse, Berklee Press
Cool School Interactive, Digital Performer starter CD ROM
Audio in Media, Alten, Wadsworth
Principles of Digital Audio, Ken Pohlmann
Assignments: several editing, recording, and mixdown assignments will be given during the quarter to be completed in class and during unsupervised lab time. A Final project of the students own choosing is due on the Monday of the last full week of class.
Grading: Letter grades will be assigned based on completion of assignments and final project 50%, quizzes, 40%, and class participation 10%
Notes: Students are
responsible for assignments and material assigned during their absence. Please check with classmates or the
instructor after any absence.
Assignments and projects completed in class may be shared with the class
for instructional purposes. Assignment
due dates and scheduled class events will be posted on the class website
accessible at mybcc.net. check this site for announcements and downloadable documents
To achieve a basic understanding of the nature of sound, hearing, audio recording and digital theory and technique
To develop a familiarity with Digital Performer and the features it shares with all digital audio sequencers.
To develop a familiarity with Peak and the features it shares with all two- track digital editors.
To be able to record digital audio tracks, mix them down, and prepare for burning to CD
To import audio from an audio CD, trim it and loop it
To perform basic editing operations on digital audio, such as cut, paste, trim
To achieve simple use of the mackie console to record audio to hard disk or modular digital multi-track recorders