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Fundamentals of Sound: Course Outline

Sound produced by continuous and regular vibrations, as opposed to noise.

Course Outlinne

Course Contents       

  • Fundamentals of sound: Amplitude, Frequency/pitch, Levels (SPL) and Timbre
  • Production of sound
  • Signal to noise ratio
  • Digital audio: Analog Vs. Digital, Conversion of analog to digital, Sampling/sampling frequency, Bit depth, Audio quality vs bit depth and sampling frequency, Digital audio effects
  • Microphones: Unidirectional (cardioid, hyper cardioid, super cardioid) Bi directional, Omni directional
  • Transducer
  • Dynamic, condenser (electret condenser, true condenser), ribbon
  • Digital/analog microphones
  • Lavaliere, shotgun, large diaphragm condenser
  • Selection of microphone
  • Analog/digital microphones
  • Powering of microphone (phantom powering, T- power, Internal battery)
  • Field recording, Sound-recording, Boom operation, Monitoring, Recording dialogues, Stereo and multichannel recording, Common practices, Studio recording, Recording VO, ADR, Foley and sound effects
  • Film sound, Elements of a film soundtrack, Creating soundscape
  • Stereo and multichannel sound (quadraphonic, 5.1, 7.1)
  • Post production, Digital audio workstations (Protocols, Cubase)
    Setting up DAW, Editing, Mixing (stereo, multichannel), Audio effects, Audio editing in Video Editors, Software used for editing, Software used for capturing, Recording practices, Recording audio and mixing effects, Filtering and Noise reduction
  • Audio distribution: Radio, Web, Wired, Wireless
  • Creating playlist, Using playlist in web applications, Streaming, Sound Design
  • Recording sound effects, Creating sound effects
  • Synthesizers, Samplers, Foley, Ambience
  • Translating the script into sound

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