Music Production & Engineering Courses


2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Rob Jaczko
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Required of: None
Electable by: MPED and ELPD majors
Prerequisites: MP-385 and EP-320
Department: MPE

This course is a survey of the history and techniques used in producing surround audio. The focus is split between understanding surround tools (microphones, consoles and monitoring), surround acquisition (recording techniques), and presentation (mixing and authoring) in the context of audio for disc, video, games and broadcast. The course includes practical work to reinforce theoretical and technical learning. It addresses the aesthetic considerations of surround production relating to varying end uses, and examines the elements of music that invite surround treatments based on the compositional ideas and production values.