Advanced Recording Studio Techniques 2

Subject MUSI20190 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

This subject has a quota of 24 students.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment:

100 (30 hours contact plus 70 hours non-contact)


Completion of the subject: The Laptop Recording Studio at level 1 or 2
documented evidence of equivalent knowledge

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Practical understanding of basic recording studio techniques

Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Mark Pollard


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject builds on the basics of sound recording presented in The Lap Top Recording Studio . Aspects of sound recording including microphone use, mixing, ensemble/band and solo recording, acoustics, recording set up and editing will be examined. Advanced Recording Studio Techniques is delivered in a workshop environment and will practically illuminate the fundamental and advanced principals of mixing and recording engineering. The workshop provides the opportunity for problem solving through the completion of short assignments and group discussion of issues related to advanced studio recording. During the course students will be required to complete individual tasks and engage in whole group discussion.

This subject has a Semester 2 enrolment quota of 40.

Selection is based on the order in which students enrol in the subject.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of the nature of sound recording.
  • Be cognisant of the key elements of studio sound recording.
  • Be able to connect creative skill development with actual sound recording tasks.
  • Develop skill in the techniques of audio engineering.

Completion of a recording engineering audio analysis 1 (1,200 words, due week 6, worth 30%)

Advanced recording studio practical assignment:
Completion and submission of a practical studio recording assignment that is based on advanced recording studio techniques concepts presented by staff during this subject.
Duration: 3 minutes (equivalent 2,400 words) due in the examination period, worth 60%

Advanced Recording Studio Techniques practical assignment explanatory statement (equivalent 400 words) due in the examination period, worth 10%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
Links to further information:
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