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Course details

​The future of live audio and music recording will require continually adapting to innovation and technology. Key to learning the new technology is understanding acoustics and the older tape-based recording and live sound technologies that the newer software developments are based upon. This course will give you the ability to produce music in a home studio environment using available and affordable technology, including your own tablet or laptop. Instructor Clarence Deis has 39 years experience working in audio, with an emphasis on live music recording. The course will be very hands on and interactive.​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$603.05

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of BCST 1129 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90427

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90427
  • $603.05
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 03 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby SE10 Rm. 162
Instructor

Clarence Deis

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$603.05

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. There will be no class on February 20th. An iPad is recommended but not required.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

​Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Illustrate a working knowledge of the history of live and studio music recording, which has led to the current technology and software.
  • Describe the significance of acoustics as they pertain to both recording and live sound.
  • Capture maximum quality audio tracks by appreciating the characteristics of various microphones and placement techniques as the key ingredient to producing professional quality program content.
  • Use stage boxes to transfer audio to live speakers, recording tablets and for streaming.
  • Apply the convenience of touchscreen tablet recording and audio technologies, as touchscreen recordings are now replacing the mouse click style of current PC recording.
  • Identify how home recording techniques are replacing conventional recording studios for most of today's music recording.
  • Use available software to overcome the drawbacks of small recording space typically found in most home settings in order to simulate a large room setting.
  • Gain confidence implementing the above skills so they can be applied to the many aspects of the audio industry - live sound, theatre, journalism and various other multimedia platforms.​

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Home Music Recording (BCST 1129) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Video Production and Editing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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