Instructor: Tom Fallat
Office: A156, office hours by appointment
Class Meeting Times: MWF 10:30-12:20 PM
Location: A154 MIDI Lab
Online class docs: mybcc.net/ search people/fallat/ music 157 docs
MIDI Lab and studio hours: MWTH 3-9 PM F 3-7 PM, Sat, Sun 9AM-6PM
Participants will learn about theoretical technical underpinnings of modern audio production and concentrate on hands on production of music and audio projects. Class time will include model studio recording projects and individual and group work culminating in several audio productions. The instructor will aid and advise students on their individual production projects as is appropriate.
Modern Recording Techniques, Huber, focal press
Producing Music using Digital Performer Newhouse, Berklee Press
Cool School Interactive, Digital Performer starter CD ROM
Cool School Interactive, Digital Performer Master CD ROM
Audio in Media, Alten, Wadsworth
Assignments: There will be reading assignments and mixing, mastering and sequencing assignments. The final three song demo is due on the Monday of the penultimate week of class, Monday March 12th.
Grading: Letter grades will be assigned based on participation in class projects in the studio and MIDI studio 20%, assignments 30%, completion of final project 30% and instructor conferences 20%. Chronic lack of attendance may result in a failing grade at the discretion of the instructor.
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. Students may want to have several blank CDRs to
save their audio projects
Become knowledgeable about cables, connectors and patchbays
Learn basic practical acoustics
Learn how to place microphones in the studio and concert hall to get the best sound for all kinds of musical instruments
Be able to plan the workflow for a recording project
Know how to set levels and run a mixing console
Be able to use signal processing to enhance your mix
Be able to plug in and set up the studio for a recording session
Know how to create a good final mix in a professional recording environment