Studio Equipment 1
FEKT-BPC-VS1Acad. year: 2019/2020
Electronic musical instruments and their timbre, the parameters of the room in which the music is performed, the use of microphones and transducers for recording, analog and digital recording of music, recorded sound editing and its cut and linking.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will be able to:
- name the types of electronic musical instruments and describe their principles,
- describe the timbre of electronic musical instruments,
- describe the parameters of the room in which the music is performed,
- describe the types of microphones, the different uses of these types, and their positions,
- describe the principle of analog and digital recording of music,
- use cutting and linking during the editing of the recorded audio.
The knowledge of basic concepts of musical acoustics, tempo, expression and dynamic signs, and musical instruments tuning is required as well as musical intervals, scales and modes, chords and basic harmonic connections, timbres, capabilities and limitations of musical instruments and the influence of room acoustics on the interpretation of music.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
FORRÓ, D. Počítače a hudba. Praha: Grada Publishing, spol. s r. o.. 320 s. ISBN 80-85623-57-9. (CS)
JIRÁSEK, O. Kytara a počítač. Praha: Nakladatelství Computer Press, a.s., 2006. 296 s. ISBN 80-251084-3-0. (CS)
FORRÓ, D. Domácí nahrávací studio. Praha: Grada Publishing, spol. s r. o.. 248 s. ISBN 80-7169-231-X. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
- Lectures consist of an explanation of basic principles complemented by direct demonstration of studio equipment, examples of practical work with these technologies, and audio samples.
- Exercises support practical acquiring of themes presented at lectures in form of practical work with active participation of students.
Participation at lectures is recommended. Participation at other ways of instruction is checked.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Evaluation of study results follows Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and Dean's Regulation to the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. Credit is given for creating of multitrack recording and processing of its mix.
Language of instruction
1. Human voice
2. Room parameters
3. Electronic musical instruments
4. Samplers, virtual instruments
5. Using of microphones and sensors for music recording
6. Microphones according to sensitivity, frequency and directional response etc.
7. Analog and digital music recording
8. Editing of recorded sound
9. Mixture and blend
10. Cutting and joining of recorded sound
11. Recording of drum instruments, their integration into mix
12.-13. Recodring and mixing of rock band
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with electronic musical instruments and their timbre, the parameters of the room in which the music is performed, the use of microphones and transducers for recording, analog and digital recording of music, recorded sound editing and its cut and linking.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
To obtain the credit it is necessary to complete at least 10 exercises during semester. Other forms of the checked instructions are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantee of the course and updated for every academic year.