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MUSC9008 - Recording Studio 2

Title:Recording Studio 2
Long Title:Recording Studio 2
Module Code:MUSC9008
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: This module places a strong emphasis on the production value of a major recording project and portfolio.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and use analogue and digital recording techniques competently
LO2 Record a project of high quality
LO3 Mix, edit and master a project to an appropriate standard
LO4 Compile, select and direct material suitable for audio/ audio-visual production of high standard
LO5 Select and use appropriate microphones for the capture of audio
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Have completed module MUSC9007, Recording Studio 1, or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Material research
Sourcing appropriate material for the recording project
Recording techniques
Exploring and developing techniques of recording in both studio and live environments
The techniques of audio mixing through the use of plug-ins and third party add-ons in a variety of platforms
The techniques of audio editing within a variety of platforms
The techniques of audio mastering
Packaging, presentation and promotion
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Recording Project; the student will record, mix and master a number of musical works or pieces into a cohesive album, showcasing various advanced production and studio techniques. 1,2,4,5 80.0 Week 12
Written Report A report describing the production process in the Project such that the student's understanding of the material, and their attainment of the LOs can be assessed. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Recording Studio Techniques 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Mixing, editing and mastering 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research of material 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Exploration of recording techniques 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Compilation of supplementary recordings and material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bob Katz 2014, Mastering Audio, Second Edition: The art and the science, 3rd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 978-024081896]
  • David Sonnenschein 2002, Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema, Michael Wiese Productions [ISBN: ISBN:# ISBN-10: 0941188264]
  • Jeroen Breebaart and Christof Faller 2007, Spatial Audio Processing: MPEG Surround and Other Applications, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: ISBN:# ISBN-10: 0470033509]
  • John Borwick 1990, Microphones: technology and technique, Focal Press London [ISBN: 0240512790]
  • Martin Colloms and Paul Darlington 2005, High performance loudspeakers, 6th Ed., Chichester West Sussex, Eng [ISBN: 0470094303]
  • Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick 2014, Sound and Recording: Applications and Theory, 7th Ed., Focal Oxford [ISBN: 978-041584337]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 2 Mandatory

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