MUS 570 / CSC 570
Monday, May 23
|SHORT COURSE IN DIGITAL AUDIO.
SOUND RECORDER: Volume Control settings, Sounds and Audio Devices Properties, Recording Control; File, Edit, Effects; Microphone Test. WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER: Copy from CD, Copy to CD or Device
Lab Assignment Number One: Sound Recorder and Windows Media Player tasks (handout / CD)
Tuesday, May 31
|COPYRIGHT AND "FAIR USE" ISSUES.
ROXIO EASY CD CREATOR Project Selector: (1) Make a music CD: SoundStream (Equalizer, Effects: Sound Cleaning & Pop Remover; Spin Doctor, Sound Editor), Music CD project, mp3 CD project, (2) Make a data CD: direct CD, data CD, data DVD, (3) [Make a photo or video CD: photo album, video postcard, video impression, video CD], (4) Disc copier, (5) CD label creator.
Lab Assignment Number Two: Roxio Easy CD Creator (handout / CD) (Review for Test One.)
Wednesday, June 1
|Test One: Sound Recorder, Windows Media Player, Roxio Easy CD Creator, Terms|
ADOBE AUDITION: Familiarization with icons
& menu options.
Lab Assignment Number Three: Getting Familiar with the Adobe Audition Basic Layout (handout / CD)
ADOBE AUDITION TUTORIALS:
1. Recording Set-Up & Basics (WERecord.exe) (3:00)
2. Device Order (DevOrder.exe) (5:30)
3. Edit View (WEInterf.exe) (3:30)
4. Multitrack Sessions (MTSess.exe) (3:30)
5. Multitrack View (MTInterf.exe) (3:15)
6. Multitrack Recording (MTRecord.exe) (3:00)
7. Noise Reduction (NoiseRedux.exe) (3:00)
8. Splitting Tracks (tracksplit.exe) (4:30)
Lab Assignment Number Four: Adobe Audition Tutorials; Splitting Tracks; Noise Reduction (handout / CD)
|Monday, May 30||Memorial Day--NO CLASS :-)|
Friday, June 3
|LAB: Create a sound file
1. Download and Save sound files from the web
2. Import sound files from Sound Effects CDs
3. Acquire sound files from analog sources, if available (I will plan to
bring some basic patch cords and a cassette deck, if needed. If
you care to bring some other basic analog device, that would be
4. Create digital sound files via computer mic or portable mini-disc
Lab Assignment Number Five: Building a Sound Effects Library, and Making your own Sound Effects. Refer to "Making .Wavs" link on main page. Also, at the bottom, under Helpful Digital Audio Links, are links to sites that explain how to make particular sound effects. Bring to class anything you may need for this purpose. (handout)
Monday, June 6
LAB: Multitrack Recording &
Create sample audio sessions and experiment with:
1. Multitrack Recording
2. Effects: Reverse, Amplitude, Delay Effects, Filters, Noise
3. Panning, Crossfading Tracks
4. Mixdown; Saving
Lab Assignment Number Six: Fading/Crossfading Tracks, Effects, Panning, How to Save (handout / CD) (Review for Test Two.)
Tuesday, June 7
|Test Two: Short Course in Digital Audio, Audition, Copyright/Fair Use, Terms (an "open-computer" test)|
|LAB TIME: Voice-Mail Message Project. Create a 10- 15-second Voice-Mail Message|
Wednesday, June 8
|Class Presentations: Voice-Mail Message Projects|
|LAB TIME: Web or PowerPoint Project. Create audio clips for Web or PowerPoint environments.|
Thursday, June 9
|LAB TIME: Web/PowerPoint
Class Presentations: Web/PowerPoint Projects
Friday, June 10
|LAB TIME: Radio Commercial Project. Create a 60-second, multitrack, broadcast-quality Radio Commercial with voice-over, sound effects, music, etc.|
Monday, June 13
|LAB TIME: Radio
Class Presentations: Radio Commercial Projects
|Research Paper due (if contracted)|
Tuesday, June 14
|LAB TIME: Old-Time Radio Mystery Theatre Script Project, or similar project using a children’s book, etc.|
Wednesday, June 15
|Class Presentations: Old-Time Radio Mystery Theatre Script Project, or similar project using a children’s book, etc., & Class Presentations|
Each graduate student will contract for a grade. See form at bottom of page. Also, see Attendance.
Attendance at all class meetings is strongly encouraged; however, you will be allowed one excused absence. If you have a professional conflict, we can deal. An unexcused absence will result in the lowering of your contracted grade by one letter for each additional absence beyond the one excused absence. Should an emergency situation arise, individual arrangements should be made with the professor.
Derry, Roger. PC Audio Editing, 2nd ed. Publication information not available. ISBN 0-24051-697-4.
Huber, David. Modern Recording Techniques, 5th ed. Publication information not available. ISBN 0-24080-456-2.
Kefauver, Alan P. Fundamentals of Digital Audio. Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, Inc., 1999. ISBN 0-89579-405-5. LRC: TK, 7881.4, .K4323, 1998.
William, David Brian and Webster, Peter Richard. Experiencing Music Technology, 2nd ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Group/Thomson Learning, 1999. ISBN 0-02-865324-6.
Digital Audio Techniques
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|If you do not meet the requirements of the grade for which you contract, you may expect to receive a grade equivalent to the work which you have satisfactorily completed. Please return this form to me on or before the third class meeting.|
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