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Undergraduate Course: Sound Recording (MUSI08054)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaMusic Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.music.ed.ac.uk Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionSound Recording comprises an introduction to location sound recording. The recording techniques introduced make use of the recording environment to enhance the sound of the recording in order to create a sense of authenticity.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only available to students registered for the BMus (Music Technology) programme.
Additional Costs Purchasing of recording/backup media
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Lectures week 2,4,7,9. Practical sessions (2 hours each) held in the Electroacoustic Music Studios in smaller groups (assigned in Freshers' Week) weeks 3,5,8 and 10.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
+ Students will be able to make recordings in various styles on location with confidence and with an awareness of the technical and aesthetic issues such recordings involve.
+ They will gain a basic understanding of the cultural and aesthetic issues that surround the making of instrumental and vocal sound recordings.
+ They will be able to instigate and manage a recording session on location.
+ They will be able to edit and master recording sessions onto CD with technical confidence using a recording studio based around a hard disk recording system
Assessment Information
Two pieces of coursework assigned throughout the year (20% each); one location recording, minimum length 5 minutes, maximum length 15 minutes, and one report, maximum 2,000 words (60%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Bartlett, Bruce and Jenny Bartlett. ┐Practical Recording Techniques.┐ Fourth Edition. Boston: Focal Press (2005) [TK 7881.6 Bar.]

Borwick, John. ┐Sound Recording Practice.┐ Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford UP (1996) [TK 7881.4 Sou.]

Day, T. (2000). A century of recorded music : listening to musical history. New Haven, [Conn.] ; London, Yale University Press.

Gould, G. and T. Page (1987). The Glenn Gould reader. London, Faber.

Milner, G. (2009). Perfecting sound forever : an aural history of recorded music. New York, Faber and Faber.

Rumsey, Francis. ┐Spatial Audio.┐ Oxford: Focal Press (2001) [TK7881.8 Rum.]

Rumsey, Francis and Tim McCormick. ┐Sound and Recording: An Introduction.┐ Fifth Edition. Oxford: Focal Press (2006) [TK 7881.4 Rum]
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsMusic Technology Sound Recording
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sean Williams
Tel:
Email: Sean.Williams@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Brad Herbert
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
Email: brad.herbert@ed.ac.uk
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