• Program: Audio Production
  • Course: Audio Transducers
  • Course #: ARSP1130
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers theory, characteristics and operation of microphones, loudspeakers, crossovers and speaker/room considerations in the monitoring environment.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate an understanding of the different operational types of microphones
Demonstrate an understanding of the polar pattern characteristics
Demonstrate an understanding of monitor theory
Evaluate various microphones and techniques
Identify industry standard transducers
Demonstrate an understanding of phantom power uses
Apply correct microphone handling procedures
Evaluate microphone instrument pairings
Diagnose phase-problems
Evaluate various near-field monitors

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and concurrent enrollment in ARSP1100 and ARSP1110 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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