Topic outline

  • General



    Beginning Recording Techniques

    BRT - 101/102

    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
    • Mic Design

      Microphone Diaphragm

      Understanding how acoustic sound waves are converted into analog electrical signal

      • Microphone Design Pro Tools Session File
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    • Session & Signal flow

      Mixing Console

      Understanding how signal flows around the "console"

      • Cables & Patchbay

        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 Effects I

                    Digital Reverb

                    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

                      • 101 Final

                        Test

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


                        • Mic Techniques

                          Microphone Placement

                          Understanding special mic techniques, placement and terminology     

                        • Analog

                          Analogue Tape Machine

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

                          • Analog Tape Book
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                        • Digital

                          Pro Tools Editing

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

                          • Sync

                            sync

                            Learning the history and practice of synchronizing multiple transports together

                          • Sync Part 2

                            Pro Tool Automation


                            • 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

                          • Review

                          • 102 Final

                            Music Production Test

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

                            • Final Review

                              Test

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