Editing, Mixing, and Mastering Digital Audio for Music Syllabus

IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE CLASSROOM/STUDIO, ALL ATTENDEES MUST SURRENDER ALL ELECTRONICS, INCLUDING CELL PHONES, TO THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH PERIOD. THEY WILL BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE PERIOD. ANY ATTENDEE NOT ABIDING BY THIS POLICY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSROOM/STUDIO.

COURSE

COMM/MUSI 210

TIME/LOCATION

1:25-2:20 PM Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and arranged/Steinman 209, 210, 214

INSTRUCTOR

Pandel Collaros

OFFICE

211 Steinman

HOURS

by appointment

PHONE

304-829-7331

E-MAIL

pcollaro@bethanywv.edu

WEB PAGE

http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/210.htm

REQUIRED DOWNLOADS AND MATERIALS

  

Assignment 1 Rubric, Assignment 2 Rubric, Assignment 3 Rubric,

Assignment 4 Rubric, Assignment 5 Rubric, Assignment 6 Rubric,

Assignment 7 Rubric, Assignment 8 Rubric, Assignment 9 Rubric,

Assignment 10 Rubric, Assignment 11 Rubric, Classroom Management Rubric

Blank CDRs

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS

·  Nahmani, David. 2009. Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9. Apple Pro training series. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press.
· Huber, David Miles and Robert E. Runstein. Modern Recording Techniques.  Burlington, MA:  Focal Press.

·  portable hard drive, CDRs

RATIONALE

This course exists to address a need for instruction in a large segment of the ever-expanding field of digital technology.  Digital audio recording is of primary importance to musicians and the music, film, and television industries, as well as to the burgeoning variety of online digital platforms and services.  As such it has become a key component in arts education, the economics of mass media, and culture.

DESCRIPTION

COMM/MUSI 210 is the second course in a series that addresses the processes of digital audio production for music.  It is designed to focus on the processes of editing, mixing, and mastering digital audio for music.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

The characterization of an absence as excused or unexcused is irrelevant. Success in the course requires physical familiarity with the equipment on an individual basis and requires instructor monitoring that takes up instructor time far beyond the scheduled class times. Therefore instructional time is at a premium. If you remain in this class, that means you agree to not miss any meetings, or to accept the penalties described on the rubrics and to accept 0s for missed assignments. Theoretically, one may have legitimate reasons to miss every meeting. My position is that if one misses meetings for any reason, then one should not take the class during that semester in which the absences are likely, or that one should withdraw from the class in the event that absenteeism develops for whatever reason(s). It is also my position that being late for a class will be assessed as an absence.

Therefore, attendance is highly recommended.

ASSESSABLE LEARNING GOALS

Proficiency with the course content and objectives will be assessed by a series of assignments in which the student will be given specific tasks to accomplish in a studio setting.  Rubrics will be associated with these learning goals.  A rubric will also be associated with the classroom management component of the grade.

OBJECTIVES

Cognitive and practical objectives

These include knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of digital audio processes, techniques, products and results.

Affective objectives

One of the affective objectives of this course is to appreciate the practical, economic, cultural, and social importance of digital audio technology.  The other affective objective is to develop the understanding that working with digital audio can be a path to lifelong learning, self-expression, confidence, open and precise communication, and critical thinking as well as a career goal.

PREREQUISITES

COMM/MUSI 110

GRADING

·  75% A number of production assignments equally weighted
· 25% Classroom management

SCALE

A

93-100%

B-

80-82%

D+

67-69%

A-

90-92%

C+

77-79%

D

63-66%

B+

87-89%

C

73-76%

D-

60-62%

B

83-86%

C-

70-72

F

00-59%

Everyone is expected to have a working e-mail address, and to give it to me immediately if it varies from the standard form, and to check it daily.

FURTHER CLARIFICATION OF GRADING AND OTHER POLICIES

·       There is no extra credit.  Late assignments will result in a lowering of the grade at the discretion of the instructor.

·       Academic Honesty:  Each student is expected to abide by the Bethany College Policy on Academic Honesty (see College Catalogue section on Academic Honesty).  Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit will be the student's own work.

·       Offensive language is prohibited in projects.  You may request a guideline that lists some examples.

·       At the discretion of the instructor, grades may be lowered or raised according to classroom demeanor

·       Additional Policies:  http://home.comcast.net/~collaros623/Pandel_Collaros_Policies.html

·       In compliance with the Bethany College policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that may be required for students with disabilities.  Requests for academic accommodations are to be made during the beginning of the term as directed by the administration, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made.

The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

 

TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Miscellaneous policies of Pandel Collaros

 

E-mail Pandel Collaros

 

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