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

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      • 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

                    • BRT Test 2/101 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     

                        • Mid Side Mastering Example wav URL
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                      • 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

                          • Final Exam Review URL
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                        • 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