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Studio Music Recording III
Course: MUC295

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T

Description: Producing and engineering a recording project. Covers how recording studios work and how recording projects are organized from pre-production through delivery of the final mix.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Schedule musicians and studio time and necessary assistants to make the session a success. (I)
2. Organize a pre-production plan that includes listening to the song, choosing the proper microphones, creating an input list, drawing a diagram of instrument (musician) layout, and planning a track allocation sheet. (II)
3. Engineer the session, starting with the basic tracks, overdubbing further instrumentation, and finally mixing the product with effects. (III)
4. Record the mix onto the desired media, make copies, and recommend mastering options. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Scheduling
   A. Musicians
   B. Studio
   C. Recording
II. Pre-production
   A. The song
   B. Microphone selection
   C. Input list
   D. Musician layout
   E. Track allocation
III. Engineering
   A. Basic tracks
   B. Overdubs
   C. Mixdown
IV. Product
   A. Copies
   B. Mastering
   C. Finalizing the agreement
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2017

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