Sound Recording Technology

SRT 150

Ear Training for Recording Engineers

Course Description

Listening skills particular to the recording engineer are developed through demonstration and ear training exercises. These skills include hearing and discriminating frequencies, levels, processing, phase, distortion and equalization. Application of these skills to multi-track mixing is emphasized and developed through hands-on assignments using a variety of professional mixing systems.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Differentiate (aurally) mono from stereo.
  • Differentiate (aurally) in-phase from out of phase.
  • Differentiate (aurally) sine tones within two octaves.
  • Differentiate (aurally) noise types (e.g. hum, buzz, RF interference).
  • Differentiate (aurally) distortion types (e.g. intermodulation, harmonic).
  • Determine (aurally) when instruments or voices are in or out of tune.
  • Determine (aurally) proper presence, ambience and balance.
  • Develop an awareness of signal processing that includes either frequency-based processing or time-based processing.
  • Evaluate musical balance and/or perspective in a recording.
  • Recognize digital artifacts of compression algorithms.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2015; SOUND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 150145528Ear Training Recording Engnrs 2Szajna S$40.000/12/0Closed
R 03:30PM-05:24PMF300

Winter; 2016; SOUND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2016

 150115509Ear Training Recording Engnrs 2Szajna S$40.008/12/0Open
R 03:30PM-05:24PMF300
 150115554Ear Training Recording Engnrs 2Szajna S$40.005/12/0Open
T 07:00PM-08:54PMF300

Note: This schedule updates once every 24 hours. Please reference WebAdvisor for current status.

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