Modiwl WXM-3268:
Studio Techniques

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Music and Media

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Prof Andrew Lewis

Amcanion cyffredinol

On completion of the module, the student should have:

  1. Acquired proficiency, independence and the ability to take on a leadership role in setting up and using both analogue and digital studio equipment to record live music;

  2. Acquired a thorough understanding of the various types of microphones and speakers needed for specific jobs and recording projects;

  3. Learned to edit and assemble audio data using the Digital Audio Workstation to a high degree of proficiency;

  4. Learned to work independently and to conceive new ideas using the various tools in the studio within their own arrangements and compositions;

  5. Learned to mix audio using a wide range of techniques;

  6. Acquired a high degree of self-confidence and independence in the use of the studio to record and produce music.

Cynnwys cwrs

The aim of this module is to extend student’s knowledge and understanding of various recording studio based hardware and software, including microphones, mixing consoles, and the Digital Audio Workstation. The module will expand on what has been covered in the previous music technology based modules and will focus on broadening student’s proficiency and independence in leading and participating in various practical recording scenarios. The module will focus on using hardware to capture high quality audio recordings and various software in order to develop and produce these recordings to form professional audio productions.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Work that demonstrates only a limited grasp of recording techniques and critical listening.

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Work that demonstrates sound critical and artistic judgement combined with a thorough knowledge of studio practices and equipment.

ardderchog

Work that demonstrates excellent listening and appraisal skills as well as innovative use of available technical resources. Recordings and production is of, or near professional standard.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to set up and use both analogue and digital studio equipment to record live music.

  2. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the various types of microphones and speakers needed for specific jobs and recording projects.

  3. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to edit and assemble audio data using the Digital Audio Workstation.

  4. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to work independently in the recording studio.

  5. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to mix and produce audio using a wide range of techniques.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
GWAITH CWRS Coursework 1

Coursework 1: Basic Recording and Editing

Record a 3 - 4 minute piece of music, getting the best sound you can by using optimal placement of microphones, rather than by changing the sound at the mixing desk or in the computer.

Submit along with your recording a brief written account explaining of your choice of mic placement (maximum 250 words - it can be less).

Observe the following requirements:

  • There must be at least 4 separate instruments/voices;
  • The audio must be multi-tracked;
  • You may edit takes using copy and paste etc. and choose parts of different takes as necessary;
  • Balance the audio using volume and panning only;
  • Use of EQ, reverb and other processing is not permitted.
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GWAITH CWRS Coursework 2

Coursework 2: Audio Mixing and Post-Production

Record a 3 - 4 minute piece of music using only one musician, but contains at least 6 simultaneous parts). Each part should be recorded separately (overdubbed) and then mixed together to create a homogenous result.

You may make use of a full range of EQ, reverb and other processing. You should mix the piece to show clear differentiation between the parts (for example, between 'lead' and 'backing' parts, or similar).

Please include a short written commentary (c. 250 words) contextualizing your work: explaining the musical result you were trying to achieve, what you have done (technically), and why you have done it like that.

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GWAITH CWRS Main Assignment

Main Assignment: Open Project

Record and produce a track or album of 7 - 10 minutes of music. The work will use at least some microphone-based recording of 'live' instruments/voices, though live keyboards and midi/programmed instruments may also be included. Appropriate editing and refining methods should be used, including but not limited to; the use of digital plugins, evidence of editing/comping regions and mastering techniques.

The work will consist of one or more tracks of music, the choice of musical style is open to the student.

Please include a short written commentary (500 words maximum) contextualizing your work: explaining the musical result you were trying to achieve, what you have done (technically), and why you have done it like that.

(NOTE: The term 'album' does not necessarily imply popular music: classical music, jazz, traditional music, 'world music', contemporary art music, experimental sonic art, or other musical styles and genres are equally acceptable, as long as the rubric above is followed.)

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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

11 x 50-minute lectures focussing on audio and production theory each week for eleven weeks

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Private study 89

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Musicianship skills – recognition, classification, contextualisation, reconstruction, exploration
  • Creative skills – conception, elaboration, adaptation, presentation, collaboration, preservation
  • Intellectual skills specific to Music – contextual knowledge, cultural awareness, critical understanding, repertoire knowledge, curiosity, analytical demonstration
  • Technological skills – digital capture, digital expression, digital innovation
  • Intellectual skills shared with other disciplines – research and exploration, reasoning and logic, understanding, critical judgement, assimilation and application
  • Skills of communication and interaction – oral and written communication, public presentation, team-working and collaboration, awareness of professional protocols, sensitivity, ICT skills, etc.
  • Skills of personal management – self-motivation, self-critical awareness, independence, entrepreneurship and employment skills, time management and reliability, organisation, etc.
  • Enhanced powers of imagination and creativity (4.17)

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

None; students are advised to bring their own headphones and external hard drives to practical studio sessions

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