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Fast-track your Audio Production career! 澳门六合彩规律论坛's ABM program lets seniors take M.F.A. courses, saving time and money.

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Audio Production, ABM Program, B.S.

The College of Media and Entertainment offers an accelerated pathway for Audio Production majors who intend to pursue the Master of Fine Arts degree in Recording Arts and Technologies. The Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's (ABM) program allows students, during their senior year, to take up to four courses (12 credits) in the M.F.A. graduate program.
This ABM pathway program saves students time and money!

  • The ABM pathway courses are taken at undergraduate tuition.
  • The ABM pathway courses count as advanced electives in the undergraduate degree AND as required courses in the M.F.A.

ABM pathway students who successfully complete all the ABM pathway courses are automatically accepted into the M.F.A. program once they complete their undergraduate degree.

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Study in World-Class Facilities

The state-of-the-art teaching and production facilities housed within 澳门六合彩规律论坛's Department of Recording Industry are the result of input from industry professionals, award-winning acoustic design consultants, faculty, alumni, and students. Facilities include two large music recording studios (A & B), three smaller recording studios (C, D & E), an audio post-production studio, a mastering lab, a 12-seat electronic music lab, a 16-seat digital audio workstation lab, a mixing lab, a "catch all" audio editing lab, and a live sound "caf茅". From large format recording and mixing consoles to control surfaces to leading-edge outboard gear, controllers, audio software and sample libraries, our facilities and resources allow students to apply fundamentals, principles and techniques without limitation.

Hands-On Learning

With over a dozen Audio Production faculty members providing a healthy mix of theory and application, our curriculum and electives allow students to really "dig deep" into areas of interest such as music recording and mixing, sound reinforcement, sound for picture, and electronic music production. To see this in practice, look no further than sound reinforcement specialist Professor Frank Baird. Frank, who has toured with the likes of Elton John and Madonna, requires his sound reinforcement (SR) students to put all of the lectures and readings they cover into practice multiple times a semester. Be it SR for the Friday evening performances in the Cyber Caf茅, SR for campus musical guests, or the multi-department collaborative "End of the Semester Show," Professor Baird's students are applying what they're learning live in front of an audience.

News Briefs

Study in World-Class Facilities

The state-of-the-art teaching and production facilities housed within 澳门六合彩规律论坛's Department of Recording Industry are the result of input from industry professionals, award-winning acoustic design consultants, faculty, alumni, and students. Facilities include two large music recording studios (A & B), three smaller recording studios (C, D & E), an audio post-production studio, a mastering lab, a 12-seat electronic music lab, a 16-seat digital audio workstation lab, a mixing lab, a "catch all" audio editing lab, and a live sound "caf茅". From large format recording and mixing consoles to control surfaces to leading-edge outboard gear, controllers, audio software and sample libraries, our facilities and resources allow students to apply fundamentals, principles and techniques without limitation.

Hands-On Learning

With over a dozen Audio Production faculty members providing a healthy mix of theory and application, our curriculum and electives allow students to really "dig deep" into areas of interest such as music recording and mixing, sound reinforcement, sound for picture, and electronic music production. To see this in practice, look no further than sound reinforcement specialist Professor Frank Baird. Frank, who has toured with the likes of Elton John and Madonna, requires his sound reinforcement (SR) students to put all of the lectures and readings they cover into practice multiple times a semester. Be it SR for the Friday evening performances in the Cyber Caf茅, SR for campus musical guests, or the multi-department collaborative "End of the Semester Show," Professor Baird's students are applying what they're learning live in front of an audience.

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Created with input from music industry professionals and the leading industry associations, 澳门六合彩规律论坛鈥檚 innovative Recording Industry curriculum is a cutting-edge program that helps blaze a tailor-made path for its students into any of the many rewarding careers of Tennessee鈥檚 robust music industries. Examples include

  • Acoustician
  • Audio Editor
  • Audio Stage Technician
  • Forensics Media Consultant
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Studio Designer
  • Studio Manager

Employers of 澳门六合彩规律论坛 alumni include

  • A.G.E. Post
  • Automated Processes, Inc
  • Avid
  • CMT
  • Cognitech
  • DFA Solutions
  • Eight Day Sound
  • Elite Multimedia
  • Gaither Studios
  • Masterdisk
  • Mobile Recording LA
  • Nashville Symphony
  • RFD-TV
  • Stillbrook Studios
  • Tennessee Theater
  • The Audio Distillery

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Students in the Department of 聽Recording Industry can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Audio Production.

Also students can major in Recording Industry, earning a B.S., and choose between two concentrations: , or .

For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS button to the right.

Audio Production students may pursue any minor offered by 澳门六合彩规律论坛, although the following minors are highly recommended: Computer Science, Electro-Acoustics, Electronics, Entertainment Technology, Mass Communication (any area), Music Industry, or Entertainment Arts Design..

The department also offers undergraduate minors in Entertainment Technology (an interdisciplinary minor) and Recording Industry (for non-majors). Please click for more information on Recording Industry minors or contact Matt Foglia at 615-904-8424.

For graduate students, the Department of Recording Industry offers a .

 

Audio Production Technology Requirements

Computer and Software

Students in our program are required to have a computer and Avid Pro Tools software. Our college uses Apple Macintosh computers, with students being encouraged to do the same. An Apple MacBook Pro laptop is strongly encouraged.

Given that Avid鈥檚 Pro Tools audio software is the professional digital audio workstation (DAW) standard, laptops and computers must meet Avid鈥檚 specifications. We use the most recent Pro Tools version based on the year of the Fall semester (e.g., Pro Tools 2019 for academic year 2019-2020, Pro Tools 2020 for academic year 2020-2021). While versions are generally compatible, students are encouraged to use the same version as features may vary from year-to-year and compatibility issues may arise when transferring work between different versions.

While we strongly encourage a MacBook Pro laptop, it is possible that students can use other computers as long as they meet the standards listed below. We are, unfortunately, unable to support or assist with installation or compatibility issues. Specifications and a list of compatible computers can be found on .

Computers do NOT need to meet the enhanced specifications for 鈥淧ro Tools HD鈥 or 鈥淧ro Tools Ultimate鈥 (e.g., don鈥檛 worry about the 鈥淧CIe slot鈥 requirement). 鈥淧ro Tools Standard鈥 or just simply 鈥淧ro Tools鈥 (not 鈥淧ro Tools Free鈥 or 鈥淧ro Tools First鈥) is the version students will be using on their computers. Note that computers do not need to be the most recent model as the software is often still compatible and fully operational with older computers.

Computer internal SSD hard drive storage size should be a minimum of 128 GB. 256 GB is better, but 512 GB is probably unnecessary given the cost difference since students can easily purchase an external hard drive for a fraction of the cost (while providing increased flexibility).

*Avid Pro Tools software is available for a $100 per year subscription using through Avid or Avid resellers. This subscription includes continuous updates. Students can also purchase an iLok (software licensing USB dongle) or have software validated through continuous internet connection (free). The earliest course students will use the software is RIM 3300 鈥淒igital Audio Technology,鈥 though they could use it to assist with topics in RIM 3010 鈥淎udio Fundamentals.鈥

Additional Hardware

External hard drives should be Macintosh-formatted or Macintosh-compatible if using a PC (through programs such as MacDrive).

External audio interfaces (such as those by Avid, Focusrite, Universal Audio, etc.) are not required, though students may desire to have input and output options different than those standard on a computer.

Headphones

For many students, a set of "pro-level," durable, high quality headphones is one of their first significant investments toward a personal studio/signal chain (outside of a computer). 聽It makes sense to acquire quality monitoring tools early so that you can reliably and consistently evaluate sound, including your own projects and commercial reference recordings, as your skills and tools increase. 聽It's hard to assess the differences between various other components that are upstream in your signal chain without good monitoring at the downstream end!

One model of headphones that we've traditionally favored/recommended is the Sennheiser HD 650, an "open" style design that offers very low distortion, good frequency response and dynamics but very little sound isolation.聽 Similarly, the Sennheiser HD 600 is an excellent open-style headphone with a very neutral, transparent character and comfortable circumaural fit, as is the Sennheiser HD 660.聽Audio Technica ATH-M70x is also a popular open-style headphone. For the post-candidacy class RIM 4440 鈥淐ritical Listening,鈥 it is preferred that you have one of the open-back suggestions.

If you are getting your first set of high-quality headphones, you should consider how and where you intend to use them - not just in class but also outside of class.聽Open-back headphones may be excellent for studio and controlled environment monitoring but are a poor choice for live sound or location sound, for instance. While potentially subject to more tonal variation and distortions as a function of both fit and design, a "closed" or "semi-open" design may be preferred for overdubbing and listening in noisier environments. Good examples in this category include the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (32 Ohm version preferred), AKG K240-MkII, and Ultrasone Proline 750.

While fashionable, be certain not to use earbuds, noise-cancelling headphones, or bass-enhanced headphones (such as those from Sony and most Beats) as the tonal colorations of these greatly skew your ability to accurately hear the audio being presented.

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