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Academy of Technical and Art Applied Studies

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Recording Studios Equipment Course code: 161007 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 3
Goal: Getting acquainted with devices and circuits used in audio practice. Acquiring practical knowledge related to the mode of operation, selection, installation, adjustment, connection and use of audio devices.
Outcome: Outcome of this course is that students master the knowledge necessary to connect, use, adjust and maintain modern audio devices.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. The basic characteristics, division and purpose of the audio device.
  2. Audio cables and connectors.
  3. Audio mixer - basic concepts.
  4. Audio mixer design.
  5. Audio mixer use.
  6. Audio signal flow in studio environment.
  7. Sound recording and reproduction devices.
  8. Audio dynamics processing: compressors, limiters, expanders and gates.
  9. Filters and equalizers.
  10. Time processing.
  11. Digital audio interfaces.
  12. Audio measurements.
  13. Powering and grounding of audio devices.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. Practical work with analog audio mixers.
  2. Practical work with digital audio mixers.
  3. Practical work with dynamic processing devices
  4. Practical work with spectrum processing devices
  5. Practical work with time processing devices
  6. Tracking, measuring and adjusting the audio signal level.
Textbooks and References
  1. H. Kurtović, Osnovi tehničke akustike , Naučna knj iga , Beograd, 1990.
  2. T. Jelaković, Tranzistorska audiopojačala , Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb, 1974.
  3. M. Leach, Introduction to Electroacoustics and Amplifier Design
  4. G. Ballou, Handbook for sound engineers, Howard W. Sams &Co, 1988.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 3
Practical classes: 2
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam