MUS 195 - Topics in Sound Technology
An exploration of a specific topic in which students investigate the tools and techniques of modern sound technology. Audiovisual resources and required field trips may be used to enhance the course material. The class has an emphasis on hands-on learning with the latest recording hardware and software. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Fall 2019, MUS 195-01: Topics in Sound Technology: Pro Tools Fundamentals (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An introduction to fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything for a basic project from initial setup to final mixdown. Students learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences, and virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording, and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.
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