20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Sound Recording Practice examines the fundamental theories of recording. It focuses upon the recording of classical and popular music and provides an opportunity for students to realise their own recordings, overseeing production from an initial planning stage through to the semi-commercial production of Compact Disc. The module also examines the practice of field recordings, location recording and session based recordings, taking into account session management, editing, engineering and directing. The course looks at the science of microphones, mixers, and computer based editors and compares students' practice based examples with the examples from the commercial sector.

Restrictions on availability: The unit is available to students in the providing department within the Faculty of Arts. The unit is subject to an approximate limit of 12 participants

Staff Contact: MOORE ADRIAN J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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