Course detail

Recording Studio Technology - Practice

FEKT-BPC-STTAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course consists of laboratory exercises aimed at solving the complex connection and synchronization of the recording studio components, especially the connection and routing of analog and digital audio signals, their synchronization, the integration of hardware devices with the recording software and the configuration of the components of the recording chain. In laboratory exercises, Wavelab, Cubase, ProTools and StudioOne software are used.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

The knowledge of sound signals in the electrical system, the structure of the mixing console, the point-to-point and the network digital audio interfaces, the digital audio signal recording and non-destructive editing, sound card types and structures, computer audio systems, plug-in technology, MIDI communication interface and MIDI bus interconnection, and time synchronization codes used in audio, video and music electronics.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Evaluation of study results follows the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT and the Dean's Regulation complementing the Rules for Studies and Examinations of BUT. It is obligatory to work through all laboratory exercises with minimum scope in regular or alternative terms to complete the course. The minimal scope of the elaboration of a particular laboratory exercise are specified by a regulation issued by the guarantor of the course and updated for every academic year.


The aim of the course is to practice the knowledge gained in the subject Studio technology on the typical problems of the complex interconnection of the components of the recording studio.
After course completion, students are to:
- create an analogue and digital interconnection of components of recording studio,
- setup synchronization of different types of devices in the audio recording chain,
- setup mutual synchronization of sound, video and music electronics,
- configure digital audio interfaces and audio recording software,
- setup remote control of the hardware and software components of the audio recording chain

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SCHIMMEL, J. Studiová a hudební elektronika. Studiová a hudební elektronika. Brno, Vysoké učení technické v Brně. 2012. (158 p.). ISBN 978-80-214-4452-2. (CS)
FORRÓ, D. MIDI - Komunikace v hudbě. B.v. Praha: Grada, 1993. 267 s. ISBN 8085623560. (CS)
WATKINSON, John. The art of digital audio. 3rd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, xiv, 752 s. ISBN 0-240-51587-0 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
    specialization AUDB-TECH , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

12 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  • Task No. 1: Signal routing in the recording studio
  • Task No. 2: Software DAW on the MacOS platform
  • Task No. 3: Transmission of a multi-channel digital audio signal
  • Task No. 4: Connecting studio devices using an AVB network
  • Task No. 5: Signal routing in DAW