Digital Audio Recording
This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):
Using current modestly-priced hardware and software, students learn the fundamentals of how to record (multi-track), edit, arrange, and mix high-quality music, songs and sounds. With a focus on audio recording, students examine microphone types and miking techniques, qualities of a good performance and a good recording, recording audio tracks to create music and/or song layers, basic audio/wave editing, virtual instruments, arranging and mixing, and rendering multiple audio tracks to a stereo WAV file. Students learn how to burn their finished group projects to CD. Cubase software is used.
Students are required to bring their own laptop (Windows or Mac) with the latest version of Cubase software. Cubase Elements, Artist or Pro are all acceptable. Cubase can be purchased from Steve's Music. Cubase Artist is recommended ($430). Cubase Elements ($130) can be downloaded from Steinberg. Headphones and a USB memory stick (minimum 4GB) are also required.