The following table lists the assigned readings. Further supplemental references are listed in the bibliography at the end of the lecture notes.
|SES #||TOPICS||ASSIGNED READINGS|
|1||The tools of audio engineering|
|2||Measures and visualizations of sounds and signals||"A Short History of the Microphone." Chapter 1 in [Eargle]. pp. 1–6.|
|3||Psychoacoustics, hearing, and reflections||"Basic Sound Transmission and Operational Forces on Microphones." Chapter 2 in [Eargle]. pp. 7–21.|
|4||Workshop: amplitudes and recording hardware||"Microphone Accessories." Chapter 10 in [Eargle]. pp. 152–65.|
|5||No class today|
|6||Controlling gain and processing signals|
|7||Filters and filter parameters||Katz, B. "Equalization Techniques." In Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. 2nd ed. Focal Press, 2007, pp. 103–12. ISBN: 9780240808376.|
|8||Interconnections, signal flow, busses, and patch bays||"The Pressure Microphone." Chapter 3 in [Eargle]. pp. 22–49.|
|9||Workshop: preamps and level setting||"Electrical Considerations and Electronic Interface." Chapter 8 in [Eargle]. pp. 117–41.|
|10||Compression and limiting||Katz, B. "How to Manipulate Dynamic Range for Fun and Profit." In Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science. 2nd ed. Focal Press, 2007, pp. 113–38. ISBN: 9780240808376.|
|11||Expansion, gating, and sidechaining||"The Pressure Gradient Microphone." Chapter 4 in [Eargle]. pp. 50–65.|
|12||Approaching a mix||"First-Order Directional Microphones." Chapter 5 in [Eargle]. pp. 66–90.|
|13||Microphones, directionality, and monophonic microphone techniques||Streicher, R., and W. Dooley. "The Bidirectional Microphone: A Forgotten Patriarch." Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 51, no. 4 (2003): 211–25.|
|14||Stereophonic microphone techniques||
"Basic Stereophonic Recording Techniques." Chapter 11 in [Eargle]. pp. 166–83.
Streicher, R., and W. Dooley. "Basic Stereo Microphone Perspetives—A Review." Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 33, no. 7–8 (1985): 548–56.
|15||Workshop: microphone positioning and recording sessions||
"Classical Stereo Recording Techniques and Practice." Chapter 13 in [Eargle]. pp. 194–216.
Dooley, W. L., and R. D. Streicher. "M-S Stereo: A Powerful Technique for Working in Stereo." Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 30, no. 10 (1982): 707–18.
|16||Ensemble microphone techniques||"Studio Recording Techniques." Chapter 14 in [Eargle]. pp. 217–42.|
|17||Workshop: recording session 1|
|18||Delay and reverb||Katz, M. "Aesthetics Out of Exigency: Violin Vibrato and the Phonograph." In Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. University of California Press, 2004, pp. 94–108. ISBN: 9780520243804. [Preview with Google Books]|
|19||Workshop: recording session 2|
|20||Workshop: recording session 3|
|21||Analog and digital audio fundamentals and mediums||Lazzarini, V. "Introduction to Digital Audio Signals." In The Audio Programming Book. Edited by R. Boulanger and V. Lazzarini. MIT Press, 2010, pp. 431–62. ISBN: 9780262014465.|
|22||Workshop: recording session 4|
|23||Workshop: recording session 5|
|24||Dithering and mastering||Nielsen, S. H., and T. Lund. "Overload in Signal Conversion." AES 23rd International Conference. (2003)|
|25||Formats and distribution||Millard, A. "Tape Recording and Music Making." In Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century. Edited by H. Braun. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, pp. 158–67. ISBN: 9780801868856.|
|26||Studios||Horning, S. S. "From Polka to Punk: Growth of an Independent Recording Studio, 1934-1977." In Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century. Edited by H. Braun. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, pp. 136–47. ISBN: 9780801868856.|