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GRD 479 - Digital Audio Recording and Editing

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
In this course, students will learn a fundamental overview of audio equipment and software. Through demonstrations, exercises, and projects, students will create audio assets while learning various audio processes and procedures.
Competencies
  1. Appraise Audio Wave Forms and files
    1. Categorize different audio terminology and nomenclature
    2. Compare the differences in mono and stereo audio
    3. Distinguish between different wave forms
    4. Experiment with various audio sources
    5. Identify and manipulate audio file types
    6. Explain the basic caveats to avoid when creating audio
  2. Evaluate the Process of Setting Up Audio Equipment
    1. Analyze computer interface needs
    2. Describe signal path and bandwidth
    3. Compare digital interfaces
    4. Examine potential analog opportunities
    5. Employ a basic mixing schema
    6. Demonstrate ability to capture direct and discreet audio
  3. Critique the Benefits and Limitations of Digital Audio
    1. Compare basic differences between analog and digital audio
    2. Describe how to setup for voice with appropriate considerations & applications
    3. Explain how to setup for instruments with appropriate considerations & applications
    4. Develop multi-track files with appropriate settings
    5. Analyze click track recording
    6. Modify prerecorded audio from an external source
  4. Compare Different Mixing Paths and Settings
    1. Categorize the purpose of various mixing equipment
    2. Discuss the fundamentals of mixing theories
    3. Employ appropriate send and path configurations
    4. Experiment with various track and tracking approaches
    5. Produce a final case study ? directed setting
    6. Explain setup for group recordings
    7. Contrast recording drums, and instrument tracks
    8. Interpret the various challenges of vocal ranges and spoken voice
    9. Contrast between appropriate effects
    10. Demonstrate ability to execute a final mix down
    11. Compare output bounce options and their effect on the audio file
  5. Employ the Use of Editing Techniques
    1. Demonstrate how to accurately edit audio files
    2. Analyze how to detect beat for synchronizing audio tracks
    3. Experiment with arranging edited regions
    4. Produce final case study ? directed setting
    5. Interpret different file conversions
    6. Examine how to set up a final mix
    7. Appraise editing requirements
    8. Employ use of appropriate markers
    9. Explain how to prepare vocal tracks
    10. Produce a final edit to generate master mix
    11. Demonstrate ability to execute production basics



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