Undergraduate Course: Sound Recording (MUSI08054)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Music
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||Sound 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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||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
|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
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|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
|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%).|
||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]
|Keywords||Music Technology Sound Recording
|Course organiser||Dr Sean Williams
|Course secretary||Mr Brad Herbert
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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