Sound Production Practical 1

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171PZT1 ZK 6 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Ondřej URBAN

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

The exercise purpose is the acquisition of professional skills in recording musical instruments or musical group and the processing of the music signal for use in a autonomic sound piece. Exercises are executed in team collaborations with music directors or independently. In some individual exercises the stereophonic format is preferred.

Mode of study

Interactive instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of acoustics, electro-acoustics, music signal theory and music theory. Assured knowledge in working with Macintosh and PC operating systems.

Course contents

Recording of solo instruments (singing), Chamber ensembles, Chamber orchestra, symphonic orchestra with solos, vocal choir. Combination of microphone systems. use of spots. Live mixing in contemporary execution of time, dynamics, color and spatial signal adjustments in recording a piece or creating sound for a stage piece. Post-production mixing, editing, color adjustments, overal dynamics and spatial arrangement for recording and automizing the signal processing procedure. Programming scenes.

Recommended or required reading

Zvukový materiál z archivu Zvukového studia Hudební fakulty AMU.

Zamazal, Václav: Hudební nástroje před mikrofonem, Editio Supraphon 1975

Dickreiter, Michael: Mikrofon-Aufnahmetechnik, S.Hirzel, Leipzig, 2003

Walne, Graham: Sound for Theatre, Whitstable, Kent, 1990

Assessment methods and criteria

Activity in exercises.


Practicals often originate in the sound needs of other studies at the Music and Dance Faculty and practical offerings at the HAMU Sound studio.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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