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Music 265b Week 03 Instruments & Microphone Placement

PDF Version is available HERE In Basic Audio Recording Techniques, Chapter 7, we discussed how different types of microphones work. Here, we have a brief review of microphones, direct boxes, and the other studio equipment that serves as the first link in our signal chain.   Dynamic Microphones   What Are They?   Dynamic microphones use a diaphragm and a metal coil suspended in a magnetic field. When the coil moves (dynamically) within the magnetic field, the microphone converts acoustic sound into an electronic signal. This configuration is similar to the way a loudspeaker converts an electronic signal into acoustic…

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Music 265B Week 02 Starting a Project

PDF version available HERE Whether you’re trying to record your original song, play a cover with a band, or record a musical score for film, you need to prepare your material for the eventual recording session. While the intricacies of songwriting and musical notation are beyond the scope of this course, there are still some important details that songwriters and musicians need to have sorted out before they enter the studio. Source Material Depending on the ability and tech savvy of the songwriter, Source Material can come in a few different forms. Original music may start out as a Sketch:…

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Music 265b Week 01 Intro

PDF version available HERE It often takes a small army of skilled people to turn a musical idea in someone’s head into a finished song on an album. Because of this, music production can be a long process, with lots of complicated moving parts. So before we dive in to the world of recording and mixing, we need to understand what the big picture looks like. In this first lesson, we will break down how the overall process works, who the important players are, what they contribute, and what the result of this entire process looks like. With each lesson,…

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PDF Version available HERE Course: Music 265-B & Music 185 – Recording Arts Workshop Location: Music building, Room 112 Schedule: Thursday, 3:30-7:40 PM, plus lab time (TBA) E-mail: AlanGardina@Gmail.com Website: AlanGardina.com Book: Basic Audio Recording Techniques, Digital Audio Recording (Music 165/265 books), Pro Tools 101 & lessons (updated regularly at AlanGardina.com) Course: Record, edit, mix, and master a music project using Pro Tools. Learning Outcome: Students will know how to work with clients, manage a recording session as a 1st engineer, and operate Pro Tools in a professional studio environment. What You Need Access to a computer with Pro Tools…

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Music 265c Lesson 3: Panning and Automation

PDF version is available HERE Every sound we hear comes from a specific location relative to where we are: somewhere to the left or right of our ears, near or far away. When mixing for film, we mix from the camera’s perspective. Imagine two characters facing each other in a room with an open window on one wall, and an open door on the other. If the camera switches from one actor’s perspective to the other, then each person is in the center of the camera’s perspective (the center of the screen), but the sound coming through the door and…

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Music 265c Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation

PDF version is available HERE Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation For the rest of the semester, we will record, edit, and mix all of the sound elements for a video project. Before we can get to work, we need to find a suitable video. If you need access to a computer with Pro Tools, the Music department’s computer lab is available. You will need to check out an iLok from one of the professors in order to use Pro Tools on the lab computers. A suitable video should cover these points: At least 2-5 minutes long Quicktime (.mov)…

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