REC 125: Digital Audio Technology I

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 80
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 26
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Prerequisite: REC 100, REC 103, and REC 140.
Corequisite: REC 105, REC 115, REC 135, and REC 145.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course is the study and implementation of MIDI technology in the audio recording industry. The course covers standard software sequencers, controllers, modules, soft-synths and applications of the technology in the industry. 54 lecture hours, 36 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • apply MIDI concepts to the recording process
  • apply sampling technology to the recording process
  • implement current proprietary hardware/software to the recording process

Major Course Content

  1. MIDI concepts and principles
  2. MIDI workstation and components
  3. Industry standard sequencing programs
  4. Recording, editing and mixing MIDI data in a sequencer
  5. Converting MIDI information to Audio Files
  6. Recording, editing and mixing audio in sequencing programs
  7. MIDI sequencing with video clips and timecode

Lab Content

  1. MIDI workstation operations and troubleshooting..
  2. Introduction to MIDI sequencers, session set-up & applications.
  3. Sequencing MIDI information, the sequencer’s mixing board, and file management.
  4. Controllers, sound modules and soft-synth applications.
  5. Converting MIDI files to audio files.
  6. MIDI and audio editing techniques, use of MIDI and audio plug-ins, automation usage.
  7. Sequencing music and sound effects with MIDI to picture.

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Industry periodicals and journals.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will complete a four-page essay analyzing the use of MIDI and digital technology in the preparation of music mock-ups for industry clients.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will resource digital media for use in individual and group projects.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab