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Sound Production (SOU214)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Combines critical study of the production of sound for media with an opportunity to develop specialist skills in the recording of music. Gain an understanding of a range of sound production techniques, such as microphone usage, sound mixing, analogue and digital production techniques, with an introduction to acoustics and psychoacoustics. Access industry standard equipment and technical training, and develop professional, technical and artistic skills and practices.
Unit Learning Outcomes ULO1 Work in a safe, efficient and professional way in a sound recording facility.
ULO2 Theorise and demonstrate how sound can be produced, captured and recorded in the recording studio,
ULO3 Theorise and demonstrate how sound recordings can be modified to achieve intentional, desired sound productions.
ULO4 Identify and apply relevant computer software procedures to mix and post produce sound to professional delivery standards.
ULO5 Explore technical, creative and practical boundaries in order to create unique sound productions.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 1 hour per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is a foundation for understanding and embarking on musical-technological creativity in the recording of music in the studio. Theoretical and underpinning technological understanding is established in the seminar environment. Studio skill development is accomplished via workshop style interaction with studio technologies, supervising staff and musicians.
Other Learning Experiences · Communication - The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in the studio context
· Critical and creative thinking - The ability to collect, analyse and evaluate information and ideas and solve problems in the studio context
· Social interaction - A capacity to relate to and collaborate with others to exchange views and ideas and to achieve desired outcomes through teamwork, negotiation and conflict resolution in the studio context
Assessment Assessment tasks can include advanced editing procedures from a narrow sample base, mixing pre-existing audio stems/tracks to a finished product and original recording and mixing of a music ensemble.
Prerequisites SOU101 Introduction to Audio Production.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC214 Sound Production may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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