STT5101 Studio Recording TechniquesBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs SOUND TECHNOLOGIES (TURKISH, NON-THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
SOUND TECHNOLOGIES (TURKISH, NON-THESIS)
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
STT5101 Studio Recording Techniques Fall 3 0 3 8

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery:
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAHYA BURAK TAMER
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAHYA BURAK TAMER
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CEMAL BARKIN ENGİN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims to equip the student with the basic knowledge on the use of a professional audio recording studio. The student will study theoretical background on microphone techniques, recording and playback signal chains as well as applications of these with industry standard digital audio workstations via projects of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Describes basic recording and playback chains of a professional recording studio.
II. Presents mono and stereo microphone techniques and their applications
III. Introduces miking of musical instruments and ensembles via applications
IV. Introduces basic operation of an Avid Pro Tools system
V. Describes the types and specifications of commercial microphone types
VI. Describes physical features of sound waves and the interpretation of these parameters
VII. Applies multi-track recording and editing sessions

Course Content

Basic knowledge of a professional audio recording studio setup, Physical quantities of sound waves and sound propagation, Types of microphones, working principles, specifications and common applications, The recording & playback chains: Sound source, microphone, tie lines, patchbay, pre-amplifier, AD convertor and DAW, Basic operation of Avid Pro Tools System, Mono microphone techniques, close miking, accent mikinig, ambient miking, Stereo microphone techniques, Spaced vs. Coincident pairs, A-B, XY, ORTF, NOS, DIN, Stereo microphone techniques & applications: Blumlein, Mid-Side, Decca Tree, Editing techniques in Avid Pro Tools, Recording Acoustic Drums – Miking techniques and applications, Multi-track recording in Avid Pro Tools, Introduction to digital signal processing via Pro Tools inserts, Introduction to analog signal processing via outboard equipment.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Basic knowledge of a professional audio recording studio setup. Physical quantities of sound waves and sound propagation
2) Types of microphones, working principles, specifications and common applications
3) The recording & playback chains: Sound source, microphone, tie lines, patchbay, pre-amplifier, AD convertor and DAW
4) Basic operation of Avid Pro Tools System
5) Mono microphone techniques, close miking, accent mikinig, ambient miking
6) Stereo microphone techniques, Spaced vs. Coincident pairs, A-B, XY, ORTF, NOS, DIN.
7) Stereo microphone techniques & applications: Blumlein, Mid-Side, Decca Tree.
8) Midterm, application & review of microphone techniques
9) Editing techniques in Avid Pro Tools
10) Recording Acoustic Drums – Miking techniques and applications
11) Multi-track recording in Avid Pro Tools
12) Introduction to digital signal processing via Pro Tools inserts
13) Introduction to analog signal processing via outboard equipment
14) Project Evaluations. Review.

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: Modern Recording Techniques, David Miles Huber, Publisher: Focal Press; 7th edition (2009)
ISBN-10: 0240810694

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 15 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 15
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 60
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 40
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Laboratory 4 33
Study Hours Out of Class 16 125
Total Workload 200

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Have sufficient background and an ability to apply knowledge of music production and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems of sound technology. 5
2) Be able to define, formulate and solve problems by choosing and applying appropriate analysis and modelling techniques. 4
3) Have an ability to design or implement an existing design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (realistic constraints may include economic, environmental, social, artistic, health and safety issues depending on the nature of specific design). 3
4) Be able to develop, choose, adapt and use innovative and up-to-date techniques, skills, information technologies, modern tools in the sound engineering domain. 5
5) Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to collect, analyse, and interpret relevant data, and use this information to improve designs. 4
6) Be able to function individually as well as to collaborate with others in multidisciplinary teams. 4
7) Be able to recognise the need for, and to engage in the life-long learning as well as a capacity to adapt to changes in the technological environment. 5
8) Have a consciousness of professional and ethical responsibilities as well as workers' health, environment and work safety. 3
9) Have the knowledge of business practices such as project, risk, management and an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovativeness, and sustainable development. 3