Key to Abbreviations in Key Dates

  • ED: Sound editing exercise
  • MX: Mixing assignment
  • PA: Production analysis
  • RD: Reading assignment
  • SR: Recording session report
  • WR: Writing assignment
1 The art of sound recording   RD00 due

WR1, RD01 out

2 Physics of sound   WR1, RD01 due

PA1, RD02 out

3 Microphones  

RD02 due

RD03 out

4 Perception of sound  

PA1, RD03 due

RD04 out

5 Workshop: MOSS intro and mic handling  

RD04 due

RD05 out

6 Basic sound editing techniques

Quiz 1

ED1 out

7 Workshop: Cables, preamps, patchbays  

RD05 due

RD06 out

8 Filters and EQs

ED1, RD06 due

ED2, RD07 out

9 Stereo recording techniques  

RD07 due

RD08 out

10 Dynamics and compression

ED2, RD08 due

ED3, RD09 out

11 Workshop: Stereo recording practice  

RD09 due

RD10 out

12 Workshop: Headphone monitoring  

ED3 due

SR1, RD11 out

13 Digital audio  

Quiz 2

ED4 out

14 Mixing consoles  

RD10 due

RD12 out

15 Student presentations: Recording session plans   SR1, RD11 due
16 Mixing strategies

ED4 due

MX1 out

17 Recording session 1 (classical piano solo)  

RD12 due

SR2, RD13 out

18 Room acoustics and reverberation

MX1 due

MX2 out

19 Recording session 2 (R&B group)  

RD13 due

RD14 out

20 Recording session 3 (progressive metal group)  

MX2 due

WR2 out

21 Review, preview  

Quiz 3

PA2 out

22 Sound quality and critical listening   RD14 due
23 Recording session 4 (classical piano trio)  

WR2 due

RD15 out

24 Recording session 5 (classical violin & piano duet)  

PA2 due

MX3 out

25 Mastering techniques   RD15 due
26 Workshop: Command-line sound editing SR2 due
27 Guest speaker: Al Kooper    
28 Workshop: 5.1 surround sound   MX3 due