Audio Theory for Music Production
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A.   Introduction to Audio Theory for Music Production

The Audio Theory for Music Production is designed as a theoretical based learning focusing on the industry practices of sound in recording and audio technology at a professional level. The student learns physics and the propagation of sound and learning the technical terminology used by professional audio engineers and record producers. The module shall encourage the learning of the fundamental aspect of sound theory and training of listening techniques in the recording environment. A greater level of appreciation and understanding of the Production & Recording Environment.

The module is an important part of broader learning in the whole music production programme. This is a practical and technical application-oriented course aiming to provide a solid grounding in theoretical and the appreciation of the real practical digital recording context. 

B.   Aim of the Course

The aim of this module is about the training of sound appreciation in the practice of the recording environment. This would mean to be the ear-training for the student to allow a greater understanding of audio and the nature of sound, in understanding the appreciation of well-recorded audio. This is an imperative and critical function for all music production student which would include the learning of the use of multi-track studio and the usage of equipment.

C.   Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the terminology and jargon used in the recording studio environment;
  • Interpret equipment specifications;
  • Understand the basic theory of audio as it relates to the recording profession;
  • Increase their appreciation of the complexity of recorded music;
  • Understand the functionality and interconnectivity of the multi-track recording studio and its attendant systems at a fundamental level; and
  • Evaluate differing levels of recording quality.

D. Course Duration

  • 2 hours/Lesson

E. Course Instructions

  • 12 Lessons

F. Delivery Methods

  • Structured online instructions & face to face webinars

G. Assessments/Quiz

  • Students shall be assessed in the form of quizzes, and assignments given in the form of presentations, practical activities and written exam.
  • Passing mark: 50%