Topic outline

  • General



    Beginning Recording Techniques

    BRT - 101

    Beginning 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.

  • Sound

    Sound Waves
    Understanding the anatomy of sound
    • Microphone Design

      Microphone Diaphragm

      Understanding how acoustic sound waves are converted into analog electrical signal

      • Session flow, Signal flow

        Mixing Console

        Understanding how signal flows around the "console"

        • Cables, Patchbay & Metering

          Patchbays

          Connecting and re-routing signal all across the studio     

          • Amps Pt 1

            Mic Pre-Amp

            Understanding how analog signal is manipulated

            • Amps Pt 2

              Inside a Mic Pre-Amp

              DI Boxes, Impedance, and Groundloops

              • Test 1

                Test

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

                • EQ 1

                  Digital EQ

                  The technical aspects of tonal shaping

                • EQ 2

                  Sony EQ

                  Looking at examples of types of EQ and different possible applications 

                  • Dynamics I

                    Fairchild Compressor

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

                  • Dynamics II

                    Fairchild Compressor

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

                    • Time Based Effects 1

                      Digital Reverb

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

                      • Time Based Effects II

                        Reverb, Chorus, Flanger

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

                        • Test 2

                          Test

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


                          • Microphone Techniques

                            Microphone Placement

                            Understanding special mic techniques, placement and terminology     

                          • Analog Tape, Noise Reduction

                            Analogue Tape Machine

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

                          • Digital Technology

                            Pro Tools Editing

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

                            • Synchronization

                              Pro Tool Automation

                              Learning the history and practice of synchronizing multiple transports together

                            • Studio Design

                              Large Console Recording Studio

                              The science behind proper studio acoustics

                              • Review For Final Exam

                              • Final Exam

                                Music Production Test

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

                                • Final Exam Grade and Review

                                  Test

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