Frankie Farrell, M.Music
Adjunct Professor of Music, music tech
MMus University of California, Los Angeles
MUET 101 (2) Fundamentals of Audio and Music Technology
This course establishes the foundations for the study of music technology, addressing essential audio theory, sound, hearing, acoustics, and electronics and their practical applications in the recording studio.
Introduction to the physical aspects of sound; sound level measurement, introduction to microphone techniques, psychoacoustics and an overview of the recording studio. Digital recording technology is introduced. Students will have opportunity to apply the lecture material in a practical manner by recording ensembles and recitals
Application of the concepts learned and acquired from MUET 211, including multi-track recording, ear training for engineering. In addition, students are required to work in teams to complete recording assignments throughout the quarter. Concurrent enrolled in MUET 211 is required.
A practical study of applications in digital recording technology. Topics of study include microphone techniques, recording console operation, signal processing and digital effects equipment, hard-disc recording and reproduction, and advanced mixing and mastering techniques. Students will have the opportunity to apply the lecture material in a practical manner by recording ensembles and recitals. Also, special projects will be recorded. Prerequisite: MUET 211
Application of concepts learned and acquired from MUET 212, including ear training for engineering, studio recording techniques. Students will use software such as ProTools LE, WaveLab, PEAK, and Deck II in weekly assignments. Concurrent enrolled in MUET 212 is required.
A practicum in live concert and studio recording that demonstrates all the topics covered in MUET 211 and 212. Ear training for engineers is continued. Students may be required to work in teams. Prerequisite: MUET 212
Theory and application of spectrum analyzers, audio filters, and multipurpose effects devices and software; topics may include an introduction to Fourier sound synthesis and analysis, noise suppression, stereo image enhancement, room auralization, and surround sound creation. Prerequisite: PHYS 307 Restriction: Only for Music Technology majors with senior standing