Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is a study of the recording and electronic music equipment. It is a prerequisite to future work in the electronic music studio and also prepares students for a major in music. The course demonstrates basic techniques using microphones, tape recorders, the mixing board, synthesizers, samplers and music applications on computers, such as sequencing. The emphasis is on the students' acquiring basic skills needed for practical application and on acquiring knowledge of simple electronic and acoustic theory, including MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students design and create special projects using this equipment and proper protocol during lab hours, and present their projects in class.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):