Special AP/EA Course Offering in the School of Music
The university reserves the right to change or cancel class times and/or course offerings without notice.
The School of Music is a part of Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. Students in the AP/EA program may elect to take the following course as part of their program of study in AP/EA.
- Sound Recording
Centers around the new recording studio in the School of Music: how the studio works and how to record various types of music, using the recording studio and the Kresge Recital Hall, which has audio and video links to the recording studio. The method of instruction is to learn by doing, and the goal is to achieve professional-sounding results. Equipment includes a complete 24-track Pro-Tools system; professionally designed control room, an interesting array of microphones. All recording is direct to hard disc. The lecture portion will cover the basics of sound, wave propagation, human hearing, psychoacoustics, transducers (microphones and speakers), mixing consoles, signal processors, digital and analog recording systems, and signal flow. There are no specific prerequisites for the course, although reading music and/or playing an instrument is helpful.
If you'd like to take a class not available through AP/EA, some classes are open in Carnegie Mellon's Summer Session II courses for current college students. The faculty member teaching the course and the director of the AP/EA program must also authorize your decision. For a complete listing of these courses, contact Enrollment Services - The HUB at 412-268-8186.