This course, Recording music, and sound provides a historical introduction to music and sound recording and offers some guidance about making your own recordings, should you wish to do so. Many of the processes that have been developed and the issues that have been raised in the first 150 years of recording are still relevant today, and a solid grounding in them will help you understand the wide range of recording techniques currently in use.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the tasks required to organize and create commercial music
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of sound-recording technology
  • Recognize the impact of technological change on sound recording
  • Understand some of the decisions made by contemporary sound recordists, including the placement of microphones.