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EIT 153 Recording Engineering I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Introduction to basic topics in the operation of a 24-track audio recording studio, including audio theory, recording console signal flow, microphone placement, multi-track recording, and mixing techniques. At the completion of the course, students will record and mix simple recording sessions.

Prerequisites: EIT151

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students need to perform basic operations of the Macintosh operating system and operate Pro Tools recording software.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the basic fundamentals of audio theory.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze audio measurements as they relate to loudness and sound pressure levels.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the concepts of recording console signal flow.
4. (Application Level) Prepare signal processing and effects equipment for a recording session.
5. (Application Level) Choose and setup proper microphones for basic recording situations.
6. (Synthesis Level) Create a recording by applying recording console signal flow within the three aspects of multi-track recording: tracking, overdubbing, and mix-down.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Precisely identify the characteristics of musical acoustic waveforms.
2. Accurately calibrate sound pressure levels.
3. Specifically outline thresholds of loudness levels and measure those levels.
4. Correctly identify and demonstrate the correct use of console components.
5. Correctly identify and use common signal-processing equipment.
6. Correctly utilize effects equipment.
7. Properly identify types, directional design, and considerations in the use of microphones.
8. Demonstrate the correct positioning of microphones.
9. Demonstrate multi-track recording using appropriate procedures.
10. Demonstrate correct overdubbing techniques.
11. Successfully conduct a mix-down, including imaging and equalization.