NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Multi-Track Audio Recording I
|A.||Course Title:||Multi-Track Audio Recording I|
|B.||Course Number:||ENMT 134 - 10757|
|D.||Days/Time:||T Th 4:00:00 PM - 5:15:00 PM|
|G.||Office:||Bob Moran Hall (MB) 112|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-2713|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Tuesday: 9:30:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST); 3:45:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
Thursday: 9:30:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST); 4:00:00 PM-4:30:00 PM (MST);
I will be on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. Feel free to drop by, or contact me if you would prefer an appointment. You can also email or call at any time.
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course introduces students to multi-track audio recording methods and techniques. Topics covered will include audio theory, acoustics, console and processor operation, microphones, multi-track mixing techniques, session procedures mix-down, and CD burning.
This class is designed as an introductory audio course that meets the standards set for audio programs across the country. Its transferability would be determined by the receiving institution.
Modern Recording Techniques by David Huber
Student may want a thumb drive to back up their projects.
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Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
Four equally weighted tests will count for 80% of the final grade. A final exam will account for 20% of the final grade. All exams will be announced two class meetings prior. Should a student miss an exam, he/she will be allowed to make it up with the final exam at the end of the semester. Only one exam can be made-up in this way. Students will be allowed to take exams early by making arrangements with the instructor.
Attendance Policy: Two absences may occur without penalty. Each absence after the first two deducts 2% off a student's final grade. There are no excused absences except for college sponsored activities.
New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
Upon completion of this degree, the student will have the skills necessary to work as a beginning audio/video/multimedia engineer.
This course is an overview of the basics of audio engineering. Topics include the historical background of recording, hardware and software
requirements, microphones and miking techniques, monitoring, and the use of compressors and effect programs. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have demonstrated
an understanding of the equipment and techniques required to produce an audio recording.
The instructor will respond to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Test grades will be posted by the next time the class meets, and the instructor will hand back the tests and go over them in class at that meeting. Students are encouraged to visit the instructorís office any time he is present. An appointment is not necessary.
The NMJC Police Academy is designed to be run with strict, military discipline. In the interest of maintaining the discipline of that program, Music Technology students should refrain from entering the Police Academy side of the building except to use the restroom. Please avoid loitering in their area or wandering down their halls. At times the Police Academy will be conducting drills in the halls. We ask that you do not interrupt or disturb them in any way. Disruption of the Police Academy by students or recording musicians from Entertainment and Music Technology will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion from our program.
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Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
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Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.
All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.
The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.
Food and Drink Policy
Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.
No Children in the Classroom
In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Smoking/Use of Tobacco
New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.
Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Week 1: A history of recording.
Week 2: Studio personnel and the basics of recording.
Week 3: Analog tape machines.
Week 4: The basics of mixing a song.
Week 5: Mixing practice and test review.
Week 6: More Mixing practice. Test.
Week 7: Microphones, balanced lines and
D.I.s. Drum miking.
Week 8: Console modules. Test review.
Week 9: Console modules. Recording in Bob Moran.
Week 10: Side-chaining and types of EQs.
Week 11: Working with compressors.
Week 12: Digital Audio. Test Review
Week 13: Test. Working with Pro Tools.
Week 14: Effects processors.
Week 15: Amplifiers and Monitors.