Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
MUC 226
Course Title:
Digital Recording 1
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Course Description

Covers digital technology used in the recording industry. Principle studies are A/D-D/A conversions, graphic editing, plug in effects programming and data handling. Prerequisites: MUC 225. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Digital recording focuses on technology as a tool for creativity. Basic signal routing, editing, operation of computer based and console based functions. A/D transfer of finished analog project (Mus 225) will be the starting point. Labs will consist of performing workstation application

Intended Outcomes for the course

Familiarizes student with equipment, functions and basic setup. Prepares them for more advanced operations (Mus 227). Reveals creative possibilities. Increases their efficiency.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be tested on their understanding of terms, equipment and functions in a written exam. Labs are assessed on point accumulation based on command skills, application competency and critiques.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • A/D Transfer of 8 track project
  • Signal routing direct to hard disk and through console
  • Understand data flow
  • Demonstrate critical listening of digital artifacts
  • Demonstrate command skills
  • Graphic edit for improved signal / noise ratio
  • Navigate menus and architecture
  • Setup basic configurations