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MUS 383-01, 383-02 - Spring 2014
Music and Audio in Media Production
MWF 10:10-11:00 AM and 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM
Coulter 374 (Music Technology Lab), 828-227-7242 (Music office)
CAT 110B (Recording Studio), 828-227-2733 (Dan Gonko, studio engineer)
You will be assigned 2 hours per week for small group work in CAT 110B (recording studio)
CO 374 (Music Tech Classroom) is equipped with Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro Studio (v.7)
Available for lab, Blackboard access, and for quizzes and exams Sunday though Thursday evenings , 7-10 PM (subject to change).

Instructor: Dr. Bruce H. Frazier, Coulter 254, 828-227-2400 (office),
Email address: bfrazier@email.wcu.edu
Web address: http://paws.wcu.edu/bfrazier/
Office hours posted on CO 254, and by appointment

Instructor: Mr. Jon Henson, Coulter 274, 828-227-2711 (office)
Email address: jhenson@email.wcu.edu
Office hours posted on CO 274, and by appointment

Final  Exam
Section 01 - Wednesday, May 7, 8:30-11:00 AM, Coulter 374 (10:10 section)
Section 02 - Monday, May 5, 3:00-5:30 PM, Coulter 374 (11:15 section)

Text Book
"Audio in Media" (Wadsworth Series in Production), by Stanley R. Alten, 9th edition
2011, Wadsworth Pub Co; ISBN: 0-495-09568-0
Available as a rental from the WCU bookstore

Other Reference Sources
Software manuals for "Pro Tools" and "Final Cut Pro"
Product and specification sheets in PDF form and other assigned readings and tutorials available via Blackboard

Headphones
Headphones will be needed for the CO 374 lab. You will need to supply your own headphones.
Note: 1 1/4 inch connector (adapter) will be needed to connect to the mixer at the workstation.
We recommend Audio Technical ATH-M2X "open ear" headphones.
Available online at http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ATHM2X/
 

Grading System

A = 92-100
A- = 90-91
B+ = 88-89
B = 82-87
B-  = 80-81
C+ =78-79
C = 72-77
C- = 70-71
D+ = 68-69
D = 62-67
D- = 60-61
F = below 60
(For more information refer to pages 50 and 51 of the WCU Undergraduate Catalog.)
 

Graded Element

Participation 10%
Quizzes/Worksheets 30%
 Logbook/Paperwork! 10% 
Projects/Presentations 30% 
Exams 20%

Project Grading Rubric

A - Outstanding
B - Good
C - Acceptable
 D - Poor
F - Unacceptable
Effective, creative presentation. Editing is transparent. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the software interface and the function of the tools. Recording and editing are transparent, without clipping, distortion, overdriven effects, or obvious overprocessing. Generally effective presentation. Minor editing errors only. Demonstrates a clear understanding of the software interface and the function of the tools. Adequate presentation.  Obvious editing errors. Demonstrates only a basic knoweldge of the tools and procedures. Weak presentation. Serious editing errors.  Editing draws attention to itself.   Function of tools and procedures unclear. Did not complete. Persistent editing errors.  Unable to demonstate function of tools and procedures.

Music Tech Classroom Hours (Coulter 374):
(Hours subject to change)

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7:00-10:00 P
7:00-10:00 P
7:00-10:00 P
7:00-10:00 P
TBA
Closed
6:00-10:00 P

LINKS
383 Article: Musical Physics



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