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EIT 130 Live Audio Production 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: An introduction to concepts and technical skills required for live event sound reinforcement. Topics include the operation of basic sound systems, including consoles, amplifiers, speakers, processors and microphones.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: EIT101 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Describe the concepts of audio signal flow.
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the concepts involved in the key components of a sound reinforcement system.
3. (Evaluation Level) Determine and select proper components for basic live sound applications.
4. (Analysis Level) Distinguish the fundamentals of acoustical properties of sound.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify and label proper electrical connections
6. (Application Level) Complete basic sound reinforcement tasks for a variety of events.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Correctly demonstrate elements of signal flow in a sound reinforcement console.
2. Accurately identify impedance and crossover matching for amplifiers.
3. Demonstrate proper speaker placement, and accurately identify load impedance.
4. Properly explain the uses of equalizers and frequencies.
5. Correctly describe and select appropriate microphones and their proper placement in a live sound situation.
6. Accurately identify and properly demonstrate the use of common processors.
7. Analyze the acoustical properties of a live performance area based on industry standards.
8. The student will apply loudness levels to the appropriate acoustical properties of a live performance area based on industry standards.
9. Correctly identify and apply the proper principles of alternating current.
10. Create a stage plot for a variety of sound reinforcement situations based on accepted practices.