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 Cubase Artist 8 software loaded (academic version), headphones, and a USB memory stick (minimum 4GB).
The Cubase Artist 8 software (academic version) is available at Steve's Music in Ottawa (approx. $200) but we recommend contacting the store first to ensure it is in stock.