Studio Recording (W3080)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This two-fold module examines recording techniques in the modern recording studio. Microphone types and recording strategies are considered alongside a thorough introduction to both analogue and digital mixing. You'll explore different historical styles of recording across a range of genres and engage in hands-on exploration of practical approaches to multi-track recording.

The module aims to introduce you to studio production techniques from preparation to post-production, emphasising appropriate workflow, and covering basic mixing and mastering techniques for finalising tracks for distribution. You will record and mix a musical piece of your choice as part of this module's assessment.


33%: Lecture
67%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: