REC 115: Recording Studio Workshop I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 4
Total Contact Hours: 126
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 72
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Prerequisite: REC 100, REC 103, and REC 140.
Corequisite: REC 105, REC 125, REC 135, and REC 145.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This applied workshop course provides an introduction to basic audio hardware, software and recording techniques. Units include digital audio workstation set-up and operation, basic microphone techniques, software and hardware-based recording and mixing. 54 lecture hours, 72 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • adhere to studio protocols
  • describe and understand terms used in a recording studio
  • demonstrate procedures used in a recording studio
  • demonstrate proper microphone care and techniques
  • demonstrate an understanding of both analog and digital recording
  • demonstrate basic concepts of multi-track recording
  • demonstrate equalization procedures
  • demonstrate audio mixing procedures

Major Course Content

  1. Computer Operations - managing software-based (Pro Tools, etc.) audio    recording and editing systems
  2. The Digital Audio Workstation – session set-up, signal routing and recording; file organization
  3. Studio Systems – the console, monitors, patch bay and recording hardware
  4. Microphone Techniques – selecting and placing microphones for individual and small ensemble recording
  5. Studio Sessions – pre-production and session planning, completion of        individual and group recording projects

Lab Content

  1. Computer workstation operating system, file management, standard conventions
  2. Basic software-based audio recording and editing
  3. Recording studio set-up, hardware connections and operation
  4. Instrument and vocal mic’ing with single and multi-mic techniques
  5. Individual and group recording and mixing projects

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Music and recording industry periodical articles.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

A two page paper on stereo mic'ing techniques.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Group project: Record a small ensemble

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab