2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUSC 108 Audio Production II: Intermediate (2.5 credits)

Formerly MUSIC 108

Prerequisite MUSC 107  with at least a 1.5 grade.

Course Description
An intermediate, hands-on course that covers midi sequencing, sound reinforcement, microphone construction and application, signal processing equipment, and analog multi-track recording.

Course Content
A. Musical instrument digital interface (midi) sequencing
B. Analog tracking
C. Combining midi sequencing with acoustic tracks
D. Intermediate sound systems
E. Microphone application
F. Intermediate signal processing equipment and patch bay routes
G. Analog multi-track recording
H. Intermediate digital recording

Student Outcomes
1. Create “midi” sequencing tracks.

2. Track a recording session using mixers, microphone preamplifiers, analog signal processors, and headphone monitoring.

3. Combine “midi” sequencing tracks with pre-existing material and add a “voice over” using a microphone.

4. Design the schematics and assemble a complete sound system.

5. Set up a combo for tracking based on the microphone data covered in Audio I.

6. Route and process 8 or more audio tracks while using signal processing equipment.

7. Record multiple tracks using microphones, mixers, signal processing and headphone monitoring.

8. Describe Pulse Code Modulation Theory and the importance of sample rate, bit rate, error correction in Red Book Standards.

Degree Outcomes
Humanities: Graduates acquire critical skills to interpret, analyze, and evaluate forms of human expression, which can include creation and performance as an expression of human experience.

Information Competency: Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Lecture Contact Hours 10
Lab Contact Hours 30
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 40

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