MUSC 158 Audio Engineering & Production III • 5 Cr.


Covers intermediate techniques in recording, mixing down, and mastering music projects. Students work with analog and digital mixing consoles. Includes the history and theories of multi-track technology, analog and digital recording. Prerequisite: MUSC 156 and permission of instructor. Recommended: MUSC 157.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Articulate the evolution of current recording technology.
  • Analyze the best options for recording different kinds of music.
  • Evaluate and present alternatives for recording with different budgets.
  • Demonstrate effective construction of gain structure and running an analog mixing console.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and a level of proficiency in using a digital and/or virtual recording console.
  • Demonstrate effective use of signal processing technology to enhance recording.
  • Demonstrate Ear Training proficiency.
  • Design and set up a studio for a recording sessions.
  • Create a quality final mixdown and mastered recording project.