Studio Repair & Maintenance
This course covered the maintenance and calibration of audio equipment in a recording environment. Some topics include: basic audio electronics, measurement techniques, cable selection, wiring standards, grounding, preventive and proactive maintenance, system design, troubleshooting equipment, and adjustment and calibration standards. I learned how protection circuits work in console power supplies, and how to calibrate a reel to reel tape machine. We focused mostly on console repair and troubleshooting, but we also covered some typical gear issues. By the end of this class, I was able to isolate electronic issues and figure out where the issue is located.
Instructor: Dave Thibodeau.
Electronics I & II
In electronics, I learned about analog audio electronics and how they function. Some topics include: basic DC and AC circuits, schematics, soldering, measurement, Ohms law, and series and parallel circuits. By the end of my Electronics II course, I was able to build a project on a blank PCB board using a schematic. During class, we had lab sessions where we used various parts to create working circuits. Parts used include: resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, LEDs, and switches. We also learned the mathmatical concepts and theories of electronic circuits.
Instructors: 1. Nash Bly, 2. Neil Miller.