This project-oriented class gives the student exposure to the creative and technical issues involved in music mastering and delivery. Topics include mastering for all commercial formats (both streaming and disc), and the standards and practices of digital audio production with a focus on musical style and genre, an understanding of expectations in the commercial marketplace and translation to various consumer experiences. Students will develop their ability to listen critically and creatively through hands-on projects while understanding the technical requirements to produce flawless audio masters. Further areas of exploration include audio restoration and forensic audio.
Fall, Spring, Summer