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160061 PR Introduction to Recording Techniques (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the Covid19 pandemic the first three meetings will be held online via moodle. In April, May and June of 2021 we will have four dates in the studio for small groups of students which will be streamed online as well. In-Person-Attendance at one of these meetings is mandatory, the remaining three dates will be attended online and are mandatory as well.

Monday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 12.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Saturday 24.04. 10:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 1 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-09
Seminarraum 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3A-EG-01
Saturday 08.05. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3A-EG-01
Saturday 12.06. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3A-EG-01
Saturday 19.06. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3A-EG-01


Aims, contents and method of the course

A hands-on introduction to audio recording techniques. Topics will cover hardware (microphones, mixers, signal flow, AD/DA conversion, etc), software (DAW, plugins) and practical use in recording of musical instruments, editing, mixing, etc.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral presentations, editing exercises, group work, final production, attendance and participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

final production - 40 points
attendance/participation - 20 points
oral presentation - 20 points
editing exercise - 20 points
Total - 100 points

1 (Sehr Gut): 91-100
2 (Gut): 76-90
3 (Befriedigend): 64-75
4 (Genügend): 50-63
5 (Nicht Genügend): <50

Examination topics

For a passing grade (4 or better) a total of at least 50 points must be reached and the final production must be graded with no less than 20 points

Reading list

Dickreiter, M., Dittel, V., Hoeg, W. & Wöhr, M. (2014). Handbuch der Tonstudiotechnik (8., Völlig überarbeitete Und Erweiterte Auflage Aufl.). Berlin, Deutschland: De Gruyter.

Eargle, J. (2004). Eargle’s The Microphone Book, Second Edition: From Mono to Stereo to Surround - A Guide to Microphone Design and Application (Audio Engineering Society Presents) (2. Aufl.). Oxford, UK: Focal Press.

Izhaki, R. (2008). Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools (First Edition). Oxford, UK: Focal Press.

This list will be extended during the course.

Association in the course directory

MA: M03, M05, M17

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 16:28