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  • Recording Techniques

    BRT - 101/102
    Recording Techniques provides students with the foundation to the fundamentals of recording procedures, techniques and equipment used to create, capture and manipulate sounds. Concepts such as defining what audio is, signal flow, patch bays, signal processors, microphones, consoles and other studio basics are taught.

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  • Orientation

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      Syllabus for Recording Techniques File
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  • Sound I

    Sound Waves
    Understanding the anatomy of sound
  • Sound II

    Fundamentals, Overtones, Harmonics, Oh My

    Fundamentals, Overtones, Harmonics, Oh My!

  • Mic Design

    Microphone Diaphragm

    Understanding how acoustic sound waves are converted into analog electrical signal

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      Microphone Design Pro Tools Session File
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  • Amps I

    Mic Pre-Amp

    Understanding how analog signal is manipulated

  • Amps II

    A picture of a Tube Amp

    DI Boxes, Impedance, and Groundloops

  • Session & Signal Flow I

    Mixing Console

    Understanding how signal flows around the "console"

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  • Session & Signal Flow II

    Picture of Pro Tools versions

    More Routing Examples       

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      Session & Signal Flow II Homework Quiz
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  • Cables & Patchbay

    Patchbays

    Connecting and re-routing signal all across the studio     

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      Patchbays and Metering Book
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      Cables & Patchbay Homework Quiz
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  • EQ I

    Digital EQ

    The technical aspects of tonal shaping

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      EQ I Homework Quiz
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  • EQ II

    EQs

    Looking at examples of types of EQ and different possible applications 

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      EQ II Homework Quiz
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  • Dynamics I

    Fairchild Compressor

    Understanding the tools we use to manipulate the range between loud and quiet

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      Dynamics I Homework Quiz
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  • Dynamics II

    Compressors

    Understanding the tools we use to manipulate the range between loud and quiet

  • Time Effects I

    Echo Chamber

    Understanding the anatomy and the controls of reverb, delay, flanging, chorusing and others

  • Time Effects II

    Reverb, Chorus, Flanger

    Understanding the anatomy and the controls of reverb, delay, flanging, chorusing and others

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      Time Effects II Homework Quiz
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  • Time Effects III

    Digi Reverbs

    More Reverb and Delay

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      Setting up automation on an SSL E Series Console URL

      E series console

      This won't be on the test, just some good history to appreciate the ease of use of the modern DAW.

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      Famous Echo Chambers Article URL
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  • BRT Midterm/101 Final

    test 2

    Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point             


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      Midterm Exam Review I File
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  • Mono, Stereo, and Beyond

    Dolby setup

    Mid/Side Mic and Mastering Technique

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      Mono, Stereo, and Beyond Reading Book
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      Mono, Stereo, and Beyond Homework Quiz
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      Mid Side Mastering Example wav URL

      Hunter, by Bjork (1997).  Download this file for class. We will be using it in a new Mastering Session you will make.

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  • Advnaced Mic Techniques

    Microphone Placement

    Understanding special mic techniques, placement and terminology     

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      Advanced Mic Techniques Reading Book
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  • A Brief History of Recording Mediums

    Analogue Tape Machine

    Understanding the science behind the tonal characteristics of an analog signal path     

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      A Brief History of Recording Mediums Reading Book
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      How to Load the Studer A827 URL
      This will not be on the test.   This is only how to thread this specific machine.  Each tape machine will be different.
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  • Digital Recording and Nyquist

    Nyquist

    The specifics of the science around how digital recording and editing work     

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      Digital Recording and Nyquist Reading Book
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  • A Brief History of Synchonization

    Old film edit

    Learning the history and practice of synchronizing multiple transports together

  • Synchronization in the Modern Age

    Timecode

    How to lock transports across multiple digital devices

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      Audio over Ethernet File
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  • Studio Design

    Large Console Recording Studio

    The science behind studio acoustics and working with what you have

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      Capitol Records Tour from SOS. URL

      Not on a test, just an interesting video.  A massive studio.

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  • Open Questions & Mix Reviews

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  • Final Exam Review

    Brain

    Final exam review and last topics

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      Review for Final Exam File
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  • Final Exam

    Final exam blue book pic

    Putting together all of the most important concepts up to this point