This course will familiarize you with studio terminology and the advanced sound recording techniques. It is your second step towards training for a position in sound related fields. It will help you in directing other professionals for technically servicing your equipment and provide good training for radio, video, sound recording, Foley, forensic audio and also improve your own sound reproducing for stage, video and home recording. In part two the emphasis is on the electrical, acoustical, and mechanical aspects of recording techniques and the tools you use so you know you are delivering the best sound. You will discover the theories behind quality workmanship and the reasons for doing what we do. This is what will set you apart from the "knob jockeys" and provide you with what is needed for a technically challenging and rewarding position.
TEXT: Modern Recording Techniques, R. Runstein & D. Huber; Howard
PREREQUISITES: Recording Techniques One, High School Algebra and Basic Electricity
Quick overview of Recording Techniques Part One.
WK 2 MICROPHONES & SOUND
What they are. How they work. Types. Mechanics. Impedance matching. Wiring balanced unbalanced.
WK 3 RECORDING CONSOLES
How they work. How to use them correctly. Design choices for your needs. Setting the 0VU. Testing for distortion. Reading schematics and making measurements.
WK 4 TAPE MACHINES ANALOG & DIGITAL
How they work. Maintenance and trouble shooting. Waves, harmonics, amps, distortion, equalization, magnetics.
WK 5 SIGNAL PROCESSING
Filters. "EQ". Compressors. Limiters. Delay Lines. "D/A/D" converters. Noise reduction systems. Reverbs. Seeing is beliving.
WK 6 SPEAKERS
Room and speaker systems. Crossovers. Monitoring. Test equipment, Tuning your rooms, Cabinets construction. Sound lenses.
WK 11 FINAL EXAM
GRADING: 10 Quizzes 50% (One given each week), Final-40%, Attendance-10%.
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