Undergraduate Course: Sound Recording (MUSI08054)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||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
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two pieces of coursework assigned throughout the semester (20% each); one location recording, minimum length 5 minutes, maximum length 15 minutes, and one report, maximum 2,000 words (60%).
|No Exam Information
| + 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
|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]
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional 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 3,5,6, 8 and 10.
|Keywords||Music Technology Sound Recording
|Course organiser||Dr Sean Williams
Tel: (0131 6)50 2808
|Course secretary||Mrs Noureen Ehsan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9179
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