Sound Recording Fundamentals (CMPN2006)


This unit of study examines the theory of sound and acoustics, microphone design, stereo microphone techniques, mixing console operation, application of signal modifiers, digital audio recording and CD creation. Students will experience prac-based recording sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the recording technology on offer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Jazz students should have completed Jazz Performance 6 before enroling in this unit of study.

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2hr studio class/wk


Live Stereo Recording (40%), Solo Studio Recording (40%), Online Exam (20%).

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.