Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MELE 211 - Audio Engineering I (4)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MELE 102, and in ENG 100

MELE majors only. A detailed study of the technical characteristics and performance of each component of the recording studio. Topics include basic studio electronic signal flow, tape machine operations, dynamic processing, basic microphone use, studio acoustics, session procedures and the role of the assistant engineer. Emphasis is placed on developing audio perception skills for recording engineers. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

2 hrs. lect.; 4 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MELE 211, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic electronic audio signal flow in the recording studio.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of studio mixing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of studio outboard equipment including spectral, dynamic, and time processors
  • Demonstrate proper recording session procedures for tracking, overdubbing and mixing sessions a An ability to function effectively in small groups
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems a An ability to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the recording process used in the late 1950's and early 1960's Relationship to other courses.

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