CCOG for MUC 225 Fall 2022
- Course Number:
- MUC 225
- Course Title:
- Recording Technology III: Running a Studio
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Addendum to Course Description
Recording Technology III is designed to bring together all aspects of the prior terms. Students will function as if they were employees of an active recording studio, juggling management and engineering duties over the course of the term. Students are required to provide feedback to their peers on a regular basis.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Work and manage tasks in a real world recording environment.
- Formulate and source equipment and parts, hire and manage studio staff, and market completed work and services to potential clients.
- Run a basic recording session in a computer-based studio.
- Prepare their mixed recordings for distribution in a variety of formats.
- Evaluate efficiency and cost effectiveness when distributing recordings or when sending them to manufacturers.
- Utilize mixing and mastering techniques to improve and enhance a recorded piece of music.
Course Activities and Design
Material for the course will be presented in a lecture format but also instructor-led and student-led labs.
- Planning and Logistic Meetings with peer groups
- Class participation and discussion
- Two recording sessions
- Mixing and mastering sessions
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will organize, plan, and execute two recording sessions with musicians of their choice and create a CD copy that can be critiqued by their peers and instructors. Students will also be assessed on their ability to work with their peers and manage tasks that aren't solely related to engineering.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- Understand the process of producing, recording, mixing, mastering, and distributing audio
- Plan an effective timeline for a recording session
- Manage the logistical requirements of various members of a collaborative group
- Listen critically and artistically to music to understand technical and artistic effects of the audio.
- Properly maintain equipment for longevity and effective use