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2023 - 2024 Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Catalog
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EMB 141W - Fundamentals of Audio Production

Credits: 2
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Introduces basic audio production methods and equipment, including non-linear editors, microphones, recorders and supporting hardware. Emphasizes developing comprehension of communication using aural mediums, and the variety of media types and formats available. Introduces the basic production skills necessary for developing audio projects. Uses radio labs and equipment to instruct students in basic elements of audio acquisitions, editing, and production.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Acquire basic understanding of audio acquisition theory and become familiar with basic methods and terminology of recording and editing audio.
    1. Demonstrate basics of audio composition and acquisition utilizing digital audio recorders, microphones, and other recording devices.
    2. Identify a variety of media files and formats and describe differences, uses and application within the context of different types of audio productions.
  2. Demonstrate ability in basic audio production techniques.
    1. Demonstrate basic understanding of audio construction techniques and aesthetics.
    2. Demonstrate the creative use of software based digital signal processors.
    3. Apply techniques to successfully complete audio lab and project works.
    4. Properly manage and archive audio sessions and files.
  3. Acquire knowledge of basic audio producing skills, including production planning methods and scripting.
    1. Use scripting techniques for a variety of formats including news, feature, non-commercial and commercial productions.
    2. Apply production planning techniques, incorporating outlines, scripts and timeliness.

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