Final Multimedia Project Outline:

Project Title:
The "Ins and Outs" of the School of Music Recording Studio

General Goal:
This training module would show a basic setup for recording a single microphone thru the digital console to the workstation.

Specific Outcomes:
After viewing the multimedia project, students will be able to:
  • setup and connect microphones in the USC School of Music recording facilities
  • Patch the microphone to the console
  • configure the mixing console to pass signal to the DAW
  • configure the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software to record the signal

Students of MUSC 365 Introduction to Audio Recording and other users of the USC School of Music Recording Studio.

Content Outline:

I. Signal Path Overview
  • A. Microphone
  • B. interconnection
  • C. console
  • D. DAW

II. Microphone setup
  • A. microphone setup
  • B. connection in recording room

III. Interconnection
  • A. wiring path from recording room to control room
  • B. patch-bay interconnection

IV. Console
  • A. console signal flow
  • B. Console configuration
  • C. pre-amp gain setting

  • A. DAW system setup
  • B. console to DAW connection
  • C. DAW recording configuration