Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

MELE 220 - Audio Engineering I

  • Prerequisite: “C” or higher in MELE 211 and in MELE 212

MELE majors only. A continuation of MELE 211, this course is an advanced study of the technical characteristics and performance of each component of the recording studio. Topics include advanced studio electronics and signal flow, computer-based digital recording and editing, analog and digital tape machine operations, automated console operations, condenser microphones, spatial signal processing, and the role of the audio engineer. The development of audio perception skills for recording engineers is emphasized. Lab hours required.

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

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MELE 220, the student will be able to:

    Satisfactorily explain and operate the NEVE consoles as well as analog and digital recording equipment found in the Mike Curb MELE Studios
  • Apply basic audio perception skills required of the recording engineer
  • Organize, execute, document, and participate in recording sessions in the Mike Curb MELE Studios

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