This course examines the technical attributes of loudspeakers that assist the recording engineer in creating the best possible product. Topics include basic components of loudspeaker design, driver parameters, sealed and vented enclosures, crossovers, studio monitors, and computer aided analysis systems. Through the process of designing, building, and testing a high performing pair of passive studio monitors, students learn both the technical and artistic considerations required to create loudspeaker designs for studio, consumer, and car audio applications. The course concludes with a critical listening evaluation of the finished speakers.
LMSC-208 or LMSC-209
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Music Production and Engineering
Fall, Spring, Summer