Live Sound I
Provides a broad overview to the field of sound reinforcement.
Designed to provide students with a solid foundation in basic
principles of live sound. Emphasis is placed on understanding
the workings of the individual components of an audio system and
the interconnection of these components.
Sound Systems Tech
Provides an in depth study of advanced signal flow, system
packaging, system integration, system protection/maintenance,
rigging from a system tech's perspective, electrical distribution for
audio systems, and responsibilities/roles of the audio systems
engineer. Students will act as audio system engineers for Live
Sound II and III mix engineers. MUSC 1405 is a prerequisite but
can be taken concurrently with instructor's permission.
This course covers basic concepts in electricity, Ohm's Law, circuit
analysis and troubleshooting audio problems. Topics include
soldering techniques, audio electronic alignment procedures for
tape machines, console maintenance, and sound reinforcement
Sound System Design & Installation
This course will explore concepts pertaining to design and
installation of an audio system from the ground up, both portable
and permanent. Students will be exposed to and trained in industry
standard design/modeling software such as EASE and Meyer
Sound's MAPP. Computer control and networking of these systems
will be stressed which will expose the students to industry
standard control software such as BSS Soundweb, Crown IQ, and
Media Matrix. Multimedia component integration from the system
designers/installers standpoint will also be emphasized. MUSC
1405 is a prerequisite but can be taken concurrently with
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Live Sound II
Provides an in depth study on monitor systems and operations.
Emphasis will be placed on engineering monitors (IEM/wedges),
microphone choice/placement, feedback control and ear training.
Students will apply these concepts while mixing monitors for
performances by Commercial Music students. MUSC 1405 is a
prerequisite for this course.
Live Sound III
Provides an in depth study on mixing front-of-house. Emphasis
will be placed on techniques required to create and maintain a
professional quality front-of-house mix, ear training, utilization of
effects and dynamic processing. Students will be responsible for
mixing front-of-house for performances by Commercial Music
students. MUSC 1405 is a prerequisite of this course.
Sound System Optimization
Provides an in depth study on system optimization. Emphasis will
be placed on system equalization, time/phase alignment, sub
system integration, loudspeaker management systems and ear
training. Industry standard acoustic analysis software SMAART
LIVE, and the Meyer SIM system will be a prime focus as well as
other software packages including Meyer Sound's MAPP online,
and EASE. System optimization will require a more in depth look
into certain acoustic principles, the measurement of them, and
their effects on the sound reinforcement system. MUSC 1400 is a
prerequisite for this course.