Cuesta College Audio Technology
George Stone, Director
For information regarding this program, call 546-3195 x2792, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Audio Technology Recording Arts Program is a comprehensive introduction to recorded sound and production in the music industry. The 16.0 unit Certificate of Specialization includes the following courses:
Music 240, Recording Arts I, Introduction to Audio
Music 241, Recording Arts II, Studio Workshop
Music 242, Recording Arts III, Pro Tools Workshop
Music 243, Recording Arts IV, Student Projects
Music 201, Music Fundamentals (in class or DE)
Any students concurrently enrolled in or having completed any music theory class beyond Music 201 will have met the theory requirement.
Music 240 REC ARTS I: Fundamentals of Audio Technology 3.0
Introduction to audio technology, including sound characteristics, signal flow, basic recording console functions, microphone types and techniques, signal processing, and introduction to AVID Pro Tools HDX and editing/mixing techniques.
Music 241 REC ARTS II: Studio Workshop 3.0
Provides the student with a continued in-depth look at audio equipment and techniques. Topics include basic studio procedures, equipment design and proper use of multitrack techniques using the AVID HDX Pro Tools environment and AVID S6-M40 console. Students will be recording professional musicians, editing, and mixing.
Music 242 REC ARTS III: Advanced Audio Technology 3.0
Provides an advanced study of new technologies, focusing on an in-depth look at recording, editing and mixing within the AVID HDX Pro Tools environment and AVID S6-M40 console, and the use of analog studio outboard hardware.
Music 243 REC ARTS IV: Student Projects 4.0
This is a project-based course that offers students studio time to track, edit, mix, master and create a portfolio from a variety of musical sources selected by both the instructor and student.
FORMER STUDENTS CURRENTLY WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY
Marc Gonzalez – Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers, Emmy Lou Harris
Corey Morgan – CEO and Chief Engineer, Alva Pictures
Michael Hoyer – AVID technician; Roland Engineering
Tyler Tedeschi – Chief Engineer and FOH Manager, Vina Robles Ampitheater
Nathaniel Reynolds – Artist Management, Capitol Records
Vince Cimo – Chief Engineer, Flying Lady Sound Studio
MacKenzie Johnson – EDM Specialist, MakJ Productions
Brigit Hawley – Software Specialist at DTS Corporation