ZDK_08 Principles of work in the recording studio

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/2. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Ladislav Mirvald (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Jozef Cseres, PhD.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Fri 24. 9. 8:00–11:40 N31, 8:00–11:40 N21, Fri 15. 10. 9:00–12:00 J22, Fri 22. 10. 8:00–11:40 N31, 8:00–11:40 N21, Fri 26. 11. 8:00–11:40 N21, 8:00–11:40 N31, Fri 17. 12. 8:00–11:40 N31, 8:00–11:40 N21
Ability to read technical equipment manual.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will learn about space and technology of sound studio, control room and relationship between them. Students will learn about all modern studio equipment both in the recording hall and in the control room. Students will learn how to handle studio equipment in terms of its functional meaning and market value.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- recognize studio devices and their usage,
- the ability to distinguish between active and passive technologies
- the ability to distinguish between scanning, recording, production, reproduction, control and peripheral technology
  • 1. Recording hall vs. control room vs. machine room
  • 2. principles of movement, ergonomics in recording studio and control room
  • 3. separation of scanning, post-production and reproduction technologies
  • 4. scanning technology and microphones division
  • 5. postproduction technology
  • 6. reproduction technology
    recommended literature
  • SYROVÝ, Václav and Milan GUŠTAR. Malý slovník základních pojmů z hudební akustiky a hudební elektroniky. 3. vydání. Praha: Akademie múzických umění v Praze (Nakladatelství AMU), 2016. 121 stran. ISBN 9788073313838. info
  • VLACHÝ, Václav. Praxe zvukové techniky. 3., aktualiz. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Muzikus, 2008. 297 s. ISBN 9788086253466. info
  • Home recording studiobuild it like the pros. Edited by Rod Gervais. Boston, Mass.: Thomson Course Technology, 2006. xii, 326 p. ISBN 1598630342. info
Teaching methods
Practice in the hall, in the machine room, with equipment.
Assessment methods
1) Attendance at all classes resulting from the ZDK_08 schedule. 2) Final test in the field of sound studio, technical terms of theory and practice. - Maximum score 60 points. Minimum score 40 points. 1) Attendance at all classes resulting from the ZD_08 timetable.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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