Core Module Information
Module title: Recording Studio Theory & Practice 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS07141
Module leader: Dave Hook
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

You will achieve a basic level of competence in the use of industry standard software to record and mix audio. You will then use the DAW to record and mix in a studio environment. The module covers the following areas:

Theory: digital audio concepts, DAW components, microphone types and patterns
Software: use of a DAW to record, edit and mix audio
Recording: microphone techniques for drums, bass, guitar and vocals
Mixing: use of EQ, compression and effects.

Digital audio concepts include sample rate, bit depth and dynamic range.
DAW components include the computer, RAM, storage media, audio interfaces.
Microphone types include dynamic and condenser.
Effects will include reverb and delay.

Learning Outcomes for module:

completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1:Use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and associated resources to record musical performances in accordance with industry practice.

LO2: Use a DAW and associated resources to edit and mix musical performances in accordance with industry practice.

LO3: Select microphone types based on instruments, location and musical style

LO4: Reproduce established recording techniques for standard band instrumentation

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Samson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 8
Independent Learning Fieldwork 8
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1, 3, 4 8 HOURS= .20, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1, 2, 3, 4 14 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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