Introduction to Applied Recording

Code: ARTS1730

Course description

Enrolment in this course is limited to Wilfrid Laurier Music students. This course blends foundational audio theory with contemporary recording technology in an applied, project-based setting. Students will engage in hands-on-training in the art and science of capturing sound with popular and cost-effective Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). Fundamental techniques in engineering, microphone selection, signal processing and mixing will be presented. Focus will be placed on understanding acoustic environments, instrument-specific recording techniques, field recording and the performance aspects of quality recordings. Please be prepared to spend an additional $200 for the rental of professional audio recording gear.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021. Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021.