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NEWM-N 455 Advanced Digital Sound Design

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: N355
  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Semesters offered: Spring
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  • This course provides an advanced understanding of sound design for picture and new media, deepening and refining the knowledge and techniques learned in N355. Students will design, record, and edit sound files, apply DSP (digital signal processing) effects, and mix a variety of audio projects using state-of-the-art technology on desktop PCs and a working audio post-production facility. Particular emphasis will be placed on learning advanced practical techniques in creating and manipulating original and hybrid sound assets for integration with other media and delivery to professional broadcast standards. In addition to practical techniques, this course will continue developing the students’ understanding of acoustics, studio design and construction, studio equipment, waveforms, microphone selection and characteristics, signal flow and gain staging, DSP, digital audio file formats and professional delivery methods, and dynamics and mix levels for various media as they relate to industry standards. Also examined are the business issues behind sound design and the relationship of sound to visuals in storytelling and interactive experiences.

    Technology Learned

    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Fairlight
    • ProTools