Basics of Sound Recording and Processing

Course Description

The course objective is to introduce students to sound recording in different recording conditions as well as to frequency, amplitude and time analysis and processing of sound, with the purpose to obtain optimal sound quality. Every chapter is presented through a theoretical overview and practical or demonstrational exercises.

General Competencies

By successfully passing the course, students will aquire skills for selecting appropriate recording techniques in different situations, as well as skills related to basic processing of simple audio recordings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. select optimal equipment for sound recording
  2. define optimal place and way for recording
  3. judge necessary procedures of sound processing
  4. generate effescts for improvement of recorded sound
  5. estimate the quality of stereophonic reproduction
  6. evaluate recorded sound samples

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Class is held for two school hours per week.

Laboratory Work

Lab. is organized after the lessons.

Experimental Exercises

Recording will take place at th School of Music

Acquisition of Skills

Exercises are carried out individually on a personal computer (recommended software packages: Steinberg Cubase or Nuendo), except for exercises requiring additional equipment (e.g. microphones) which will be held in larger groups or set up as demonstrational exercises.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Comment: Percent of Grade
Final Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Final Exam: Oral 50 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Oral 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Analog and digital sound recording
  2. Room acoustics
  3. Microphones and loudspeakers
  4. Sound cards, A/D and D/A converters
  5. Digital and analog audio formats and their quality
  6. Personal computer based sound recording
  7. Sound synthesis, virtual instruments and MIDI. Connecting audio components in a studio.
  8. Editing of sound samples
  9. Recording speech and vocals.
  10. Acoustical and electrical instruments recording
  11. Types of sound processing.
  12. Principles of mixing.
  13. Automation in sound recording.
  14. Audio mastering.
  15. Exam

Study Programmes

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Literature

F. Alton Everest, Ken Pohlmann (2009.), Master Handbook of Acoustics, McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
F. Alton Everest (2006.), Critical Listening Skills for Audio Professionals Book, Artistpro
Bob Katz (2007.), Mastering Audio, Second Edition: The art and the science, Focal Press

Lecturers

Grading System

2 ECTS
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
30 Laboratory exercises

Grading

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable