Tompkins Cortland Community College

COMM227 - Audio Production II


This course covers the fundamentals and practical applications of a digital audio system, as well as methods for functioning in an integrated MIDI/digital audio workstation (DAW)/analog studio environment. This includes techniques for the analysis and study of audio signals and systems; decibels in audio and acoustical applications; systems analysis of contemporary recording and synthesis technology. Course topics include system setup and interconnections; MIDI interface and synchronization; aspects of digital recording consoles/mixers, I/O, sample rate, and bit depth; and basics of a DAW, such as the elements of hard-disk recording, track and file management, digital audio, and sequencing strategies. Assignment-based lab time required. Prerequisites: COMM 127; MATH 090 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab) Spring semester.