Acoustics, Analysis and Instruments
Part of this Programme
Sound Production and Technology
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Master Degree | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
150 | 45
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Audio and instrumentation: 1. Listening to musical examples and audio training for audio / digital recording, recording and editing works. 2. Capture Laboratory - Stereo-Capture: Blumlein; XY, MS, AB, ORTF (c / s AB spaced), Decca Tree; Acoustics (rooms): 1. Sound and propagation in rooms; 2. Reverberation and EDT - RT: Sabine, Millington & Sette, Fitzroy and Eyring 3. Other objective factors: C80, D50, STI, BR and Br; 4. Acoustic measurements - concert halls and theaters. Sound insulation 1. Air and percussion sounds. 2. Legislation applied.
a) To promote the knowledge and theoretical-practical functioning of point and stereo capture techniques in ensemble: trios, quartets, quintets, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra; b) To know the historical context of sound reproduction and to understand multitrack recording systems and their principles of operation; c) To develop competences in the field of hearing through objective and subjective criteria and parameters; d) To promote the knowledge about acoustic medicaments in showrooms and studios;
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
1. Know audio and acoustic hardware and software and its operation; 2. Know and differentiate types of microphones and due capture techniques; 3. Encourage practical assignments to be carried out every week of the given subjects of how the student assimilates from the procedural and auditory point of view the transmitted knowledge; 4. Know and perform measurements of room acoustics parameterization;
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Practical classes of sound pickup, with trios, quartets, ensembles and Orchestras - exposition of the material to be experienced. Demonstrate how you listen, pick up the musical instrument. Know how to listen and intervene in order to capture the "best possible sound" the most faithful - against the acoustic conditions. Parametrize and evaluate acoustically a concert hall / theater or studio. The assessment is continuous because the CU is essentially practical. Frequency = 40% Practical sessions = 40% Individual practical work report = 20% Assessment: one frequency (F); a practical work with report (TP) Practical sessions (SP) The assessment grade is obtained according to the following calculation: AV = (Fx0,4) + (TPx0,2) + (SPx0,4) The minimum session limit students is 75% of those actually taught (these limits do not apply to students who have student worker status).
HENRIQUE, L., "Acústica Musical", Gulbenkian, 1º edição, 2002;
EARGLE, J., "The microphone book", Focalpress, 2005;
RUNSTEIN, R. & HUBER, D., "Modern Recording techniques", 7th edition;
GIBSON, D., "The art of mixing", Mixbooks, 1997;
WHITE, G., "The Audio dictionary", Washington press, 2nd edition, 1995;
BERANEK, L. L.; VÉR, I. L. "Noise and vibration control engineering: principles and applications", 4. ed. New York.