Course detail

Audiotechnology in English

FEKT-JAH2Acad. year: 2017/2018

The subject deals with basics of audio signal processing, analog and digital principles, electronic musical instruments, description of a recording studio, roles in a recording studio, microphones, musical formats and audiomastering. It focuses on vocabulary from this field.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course, students will be able to:
- describe the basics of signal processing, analog and digital principles
- name electric instruments, describe electric guitar
- describe recording studio in detail, its function, roles
- describe microphones, types
- describe musical formats
- describe mixers

Prerequisites

English language skills at the B1 (intermediate) level are required.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Watkinson, J.: The Art of Digital Audio, 3rd ed. Focal Press, 2001. ISBN 0-240-51587-0 (CS)
Streicher, R., Everest, F., A. The New Stereo Soundbook, 3rd ed. Audio Engineering Associates, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9665162-1-0 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures. Videos (listenings) and research articles in English language are employed.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A student is evaluated according to the points he obtains from one mid-term tests and final test. A student can obtain 0-100 points, 40 points from the mid-term tests and 60 points from the final test, while in order to pass this subject a student is required to obtain at least 50 points.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basics of Audio Signal Processing.
2. Principles of Analog and Digital Audio Signal Processing.
3. Electronic Musical Instruments, electrical guitar – its main parts.
4. Recording Studio, its parts, equipment.
5. The Role of the Producer in Recording Studio.
6. Microphones, description, types.
7. MID-TERM TEST (W1-W6).
8. Sound Systems and Surround Sound.
9. Mixers
10. Audio Formats, concerts.
11. General Sound Recording Outside the Studio
12. Audio Mastering
13. FINAL TEST (W1-W12)

Aims

This subject aims to provide students with the selected chapters from audiotechnology, and introduce them vocabulary and specific features of the texts from the field of auditechnology via lectures, research articles and videos (listenings) in English language.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is not compulsory, the final test is compulsory (see criteria).

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AUDIO-J Bachelor's

    branch J-AUD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch J-AUD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch J-AUD , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme AUDIO-PU Master's

    branch PU-AUD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge
    branch PU-AUD , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

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