Basics of Sound Recording and Processing
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.
- select optimal equipment for sound recording
- define optimal place and way for recording
- judge necessary procedures of sound processing
- generate effescts for improvement of recorded sound
- estimate the quality of stereophonic reproduction
- evaluate recorded sound samples
Forms of Teaching
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 MusicAcquisition 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.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||50 %|
|Final Exam: Oral||50 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||50 %|
|Exam: Oral||50 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Analog and digital sound recording
- Room acoustics
- Microphones and loudspeakers
- Sound cards, A/D and D/A converters
- Digital and analog audio formats and their quality
- Personal computer based sound recording
- Sound synthesis, virtual instruments and MIDI. Connecting audio components in a studio.
- Editing of sound samples
- Recording speech and vocals.
- Acoustical and electrical instruments recording
- Types of sound processing.
- Principles of mixing.
- Automation in sound recording.
- Audio mastering.