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SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08121
Module leader: Paul Ferguson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

Recording Studio Theory & Practice 1
You must be able to use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and associated resources to record musical performances in accordance with industry practice, and to edit and mix musical performances in accordance with industry practice.

You must also have completed the Avid accredited Pro Tools 101 training course.


Description of module content:

You will achieve an intermediate level of competence in the use microphones and stereo recording techniques to record and mix acoustic instruments. You will then use the DAW to record and mix in a studio environment. The module covers the following areas:

Theory: stereo recording techniques including critical distance, coincident, spaced and ORTF pairs.
Recording: stereo microphone techniques including piano, acoustic instruments and percussion.
Mixing: use of EQ, compression and effects.

This is covered through a series of practical demonstrations and theory-based discussions in the first four weeks of the module, followed in the last eight weeks with the study of the Pro Tools 110 courseware in relation to good studio practices.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Use a Digital Audio Workstation, microphones and stereo techniques to record musical performances of acoustic and electric instruments in accordance with industry practice.
LO2: Use a DAW and associated resources to edit and mix musical performances in accordance with industry practice.

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