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
STT5081 Live Sound Equipment 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
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi GÖKHAN DENEÇ
Recommended Optional Program Components: -
Course Objectives: This course aims to introduce to the students the concept of live sound and real-time workflow. Enrolled students will study theoretical concepts on sound system design, live sound equipment and terminology, concert acoustical space properties and also will experience the hands-on work practice in real-world scenarios as well as developing skills of professional behavior and communication which is a must in live sound industry.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Understand the goal of live sound engineering.
II. Develop the skill to adapt everyday-changing systems and environment, meanwhile maintain consistency.
III. Introduce the sound systems design and applications.
IV. Introduce the signal flow of a live sound system, installation and operation.
V. Develop the skill of real-time workflow and endure substantial stress of working conditions.
VI. Develop professional understanding of engaging other working parties in the industry.
VII. Understand the concepts of entertainment business.

Course Content

1st week: Introduction to the course and the way the course will be held
2nd week: Sound Systems and Frequency Response
3rd week: Decibel, Sound Level and RMS
4th week: Dynamic Range, Sound Indoors/Outdoors
5th week: Reading Specifications
6th week: Microphones –Wired and Wireless
7th week: Preamp, Mixer and Mix Console
8th week: Power Amplifier, The Loudspeaker
9th week: Signal Processing Equipment
10th week: Cabling, Test Equipment, Electronics
11th week: Ways of Operation in Live Sound, Approach of a Live Sound Engineer
12th week: Loudspeaker, Design and Application
13th week: Preperation and Planning Before Setup
14th week: Live Sound Industry as a professional working field

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: I. Sound Reinforecement Handbook, Davis & Jones, 1989, Yamaha Corporation, ISBN 0881889008
II. Sound Systems: Design & Optimization, McCarty, 2007, Focal Press, ISBN 0240521565
III. Live Sound Fundamentals, Evans, 2011, Course Technology, ISBN 1435454941
References: -

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
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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.
2) Be able to define, formulate and solve problems by choosing and applying appropriate analysis and modelling techniques.
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) 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) Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to collect, analyse, and interpret relevant data, and use this information to improve designs.
6) Be able to function individually as well as to collaborate with others in multidisciplinary teams.
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.
8) Have a consciousness of professional and ethical responsibilities as well as workers' health, environment and work safety.
9) Have the knowledge of business practices such as project, risk, management and an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovativeness, and sustainable development.