An introduction to studio recording techniques. Examines the history of electro-acoustic music as well as the basics of physical acoustics. The audio production console, microphones and effect processing are examined in detail. Different methods of sound synthesis are explained with an emphasis on microcomputer applications and the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) standard. 


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Credit Hours

3 credit hours (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)


Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. Music 1100 or Music 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent is recommended but not required.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.