STT5021 Music Production 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
STT5021 Music Production Techniques Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAHYA BURAK TAMER
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course elevates students to the advanced topics of digital audio, MIDI processing, automated mixing, specialized engineering techniques and digital signal processing equipment. Time is spent learning the various facets of professional audio by discussing and experiencing projects from pre-production through completion. Students will experience Jazz and Rock music productions. They will learn all aspects of Avid Pro Tools Audio and MIDI Sequencer.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Identify and use professional music production studio signal chain
II. Understand and use professional MIDI and digital audio production techniques for recording, editing and processing acoustic and electronic sounds
III. Employ and develop specialized engineering and digital signal processing techniques
IV. Understand and use several different software and hardware sound shaping plug-ins and processors effectively
V. Develop a basic understanding of the procedures and practices of Jazz and Rock music production techniques in the recording industry from pre-production through completion
VI. Craft a mix that would sound good on different medium or on broadcast via different media like radio, television, CD, DVD or digital download
VII. Use Avid Pro Tools audio and MIDI production software effectively

Course Content

Studio signal flow, Avid Pro Tools music production software overview, Acoustic instrument recording techniques often used in rock music, MIDI recording techniques, MIDI editing techniques, Acoustic instrument equalization, and dynamic unit application techniques often used in rock music, Acoustic instrument editing techniques often used in jazz music, Time based multi effect processing.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the studio signal flow
2) Avid Pro Tools music production software overview
3) Acoustic instrument recording techniques often used in rock music I
4) Acoustic instrument recording techniques often used in rock music II
5) Acoustic instrument editing techniques often used in rock music II
6) MIDI recording techniques
7) MIDI editing techniques
8) Midterm, Review
9) Acoustic instrument equalization, and dynamic unit application techniques often used in rock music I
10) Acoustic instrument equalization, and dynamic unit application techniques often used in rock music II
11) Acoustic instrument editing techniques often used in jazz music
12) Acoustic instrument equalization, and dynamic unit application techniques often used in jazz music
13) Time based multi effect processing
14) Basic mastering application, and review

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: Behind the Glass Volume I & II by Howard Massey ISBN: 978-0879306144, ISBN: 978-0879309558

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
Study Hours Out of Class 15 119
Presentations / Seminar 1 5
Homework Assignments 4 25
Total Workload 191

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. 3
2) Be able to define, formulate and solve problems by choosing and applying appropriate analysis and modelling techniques. 2
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). 4
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. 1
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. 1
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. 3
8) Have a consciousness of professional and ethical responsibilities as well as workers' health, environment and work safety. 5
9) Have the knowledge of business practices such as project, risk, management and an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovativeness, and sustainable development. 4