Sound Recording Technology
Ear Training for Recording Engineers
Listening skills particular to the recording engineer are developed through demonstration and ear training exercises. These skills include hearing and discriminating frequencies, levels, processing, phase, distortion and equalization. Application of these skills to multi-track mixing is emphasized and developed through hands-on assignments using a variety of professional mixing systems.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Differentiate (aurally) mono from stereo.
- Differentiate (aurally) in-phase from out of phase.
- Differentiate (aurally) sine tones within two octaves.
- Differentiate (aurally) noise types (e.g. hum, buzz, RF interference).
- Differentiate (aurally) distortion types (e.g. intermodulation, harmonic).
- Determine (aurally) when instruments or voices are in or out of tune.
- Determine (aurally) proper presence, ambience and balance.
- Develop an awareness of signal processing that includes either frequency-based processing or time-based processing.
- Evaluate musical balance and/or perspective in a recording.
- Recognize digital artifacts of compression algorithms.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.