Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MELE 212 - Digital Audio: Theory and Workstations

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MELE 211

MELE majors only. This course is an introductory study into digital audio and the digital audio workstation (DAW). Topics include, but not limited to, digital audio theory, software and hardware components of a DAW, MIDI, ProTools basics for engineers and industry applications. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MELE 212, the student will be able to:

  • Recall significant dates, events and technological advances in digital audio.
  • Identify software and hardware components, file formats, plug-ins, virtual instruments, editing tools and functions of a digital audio workstation.
  • Understand the theory and application of MIDI protocol.
  • Effectively navigate menu systems, system configurations, file structures, main windows , edit tools and modes, time rulers and midi controls of ProTools software,
  • Apply basic concepts and techniques learned, into industry applications in the areas of film, music and game audio.

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