Music and Technology: Recording Techniques and Audio Production

Photo of two singers on microphones, with a recording engineer standing in the background monitoring the session on a laptop.

21M.380 students run a recording session with the MIT Ohms acapella singing group. (Photo by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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Spring 2012



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This course covers foundations, practices, and creative techniques in audio recording and music production, including microphone selection and placement, mixing, mastering, signal processing, automation, and digital audio workstations.

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Christopher Ariza. 21M.380 Music and Technology: Recording Techniques and Audio Production. Spring 2012. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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