CCOG for MUC 236 Spring 2024

Course Number:
MUC 236
Course Title:
Studio Recording Technology IV
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Course Description

Covers intermediate to advanced skills in audio engineering including a mixture of theory and practical application of current recording technology. Focuses on technology as a tool for creativity. Includes digital audio, mixing on DAWs, signal routing, time correction, troubleshooting, session organizing and professional skills. This is the fourth course in a six-course sequence. Prerequisites: MUC 225. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon  completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Detect and identify noise.
  • Identify phase issues.
  • Identify acoustical concerns when micing, mixing, and listening.
  • Route audio through studio equipment in a variety of settings.
  • Correctly handle mics, stands, and cables.
  • Plan and execute recording and mixing sessions.

Course Activities and Design

  • Assignments
  • Critical listening activities
  • Individual and team-based projects
  • Lab-based activities and projects
  • Class participation, discussion, critique
  • Written exam

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)

  • People skills
  • Critical listening
  • Mixing, DAWs
  • Signal routing
  • Digital audio
  • Session organizing