Sound Technology

The Sound Technology program at SPC provides you with up-to-date training in audio recording, post-production, and live sound reinforcement. Equipped with the latest advances in digital and analog audio, our faciity gives you hands-on access to all of the tools you’ll need to jump start your career in professional audio.

In as little as four semesters you can complete the entire curriculum and receive a fully accredited Associate of Applied Science Degree inn Sound Technology. The sound Technology program prepares students for audio-based careers in TV/film, gaming, recording studios, and electronic music, to name a few.

Since 1981, the innovative, cost-effective program has provided exceptional instruction to hundreds of aspiring audio engineers, studio producers, and sound reinforcement technicians. Our success has garnered the respect and support of music and audio professionals throughout the nation, and our curriculum has served as a model program for colleges in several states seeking to offer similar training.

Graduates of the program are working as refording engineers and second engineers in small, medium, and major markets throughout the country.

The Facilities

Housed in the Creative Arts Building, the program features multiple state-of-the-art recording studios dedicated to tracking and mixing projects at SPC. Several of the studios also double as classrooms. In addition to the studios there is a 15 station Pro Tools/Electronic Music lab.

The Waylon Jennings Studio

The Waylon Jennings Studio is the main tracking studio for advanced level recording projects. The studio features a large format digital console, plenty of analog outboard gear, and a recording space with a neutral main tracking room and two smaller isolation boths.

The Clearmountain Studio

The Clearmountain Studio is one of two contol rooms that 5.1 surround capable. It has a large 600-square-foot tracking space and one isolation booth.

The Redd Stewart Recording Studio

The main tracking room of the Clearmountain Studio features a proprietary acoustics system that allows the engineer to design the acoustic response of the room from very absorbent, to diffuse, to very reflective, or anywhere in between! The engineer is also able to adjust the acoustics in both walls and ceiling of the studio to have different acoustic responses.

Post Production Studio

The Audio Post-Production studio is a second control room that is 5.1 surround capable. In addition to tracking and mixing, this studio has also been designed for performing and teaching the mastering process.

Tom T. Hall Production & Recording Studio

The Tom T. Hall control room is a multi-purpose room. The control room has a Pro Tools HDX station with control surface for recording and mixing studio projects. In addition, it houses a Venue Profile and Pro Tools HD/Native system for tracking and mixing the broadcast audio feed (TV, DVD, & internet streaming) for shows in the Tom T. Hall Production studio.

Designed as a large sound stage to accommodate live televised performances with an audience, the 4,000+ square-foot facility houses the latest in recording, video, lighting, and sound reinforcement equipment. Whether you are producing a live concert for broadcast or mixing a studio recording, the Tom T. Hall Recording and Production Studio is where it all comes together!

Mix & Overdub Suite

This control room is primaritly used for mixing & overdubbing tasks and features a Pro Tools HD Native stem and control surface.

Digital Audio/MIDI Lab

You can learn the basics of electronic music production, mixing, and editing in a 15-station Pro Tools/Ableton Live, MIDI/Eledtronic Music lab. Workstations are available to produce electronic music, perform non-linear editing on tracks that have been recorded in the studios, and many other possible uses.

Recording Equipment Highlight

  • Analog studio with Audient ASP8024 with Dual Layer Control and patchbay
  • 4 Pro Tools HDX systems with control surfaces
  • 2 Pro Tools HD Native systems
  • 1 Avid Venue Profile system
  • 15 station Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Electronic Music/MIDI Lab
  • Amazing outboard gear from AEA, API, Grace Designs, Millennia, Neve, Shadow Hills, Summit Audio, Universal Audio, Empirical Labs, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, and much more!

For more info regarding an A.A.S. in Sound Technology, contact

Chris Neal

Assistant Professor of Sound Technoloy

806-716-2021

cneal@southplainscollege.edu

Sound Tech AAS

 

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Creative Arts 050 Elective 3
1423 Audio Electronics 4
1427 Audio Engineering I 4
1110 Applied Commercial Music: Piano 1
1301 Composition I 3
Semester 1 Total 15

 

Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1371 Intro to Video Production 3
2427 Audio Engeneering II 4
1405 Live Sound I 4
1331 MIDI I 3
Math Elective 3
Semester 2 Total 17

 

Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1325 Acoustics 3
2403 Live Sound II 4
2447 Audio Engineering III 4
1315 Public Speaking -or- 3
1321 Business and Professional Speech
Semester 3 Total 14

 

Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
2451 Audio for Video 4
2448 Audio Engineering IV 4
2330 Audio Post Production 3
Social/Behavorial Science Elective 3
Semester 4 Total 14

 

Post Production Studio

Fundamentals of Sound Tech Certificate

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1303 Fundamentals of Music 3
1423 Audio Electronics 4
1427 Audio Engineering I 4
1110 Applied Commercial Music: Piano 1
Semester 1 Total 12
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1371 Intro to Video Production 3
2427 Audio Engeneering II 4
1405 Live Sound I 4
1331 MIDI I 3
Semester 2 Total 14

Sound Enhanced Skills Certificate

*An Enhanced Skills Certificate is a certificate associated with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Sound Technology.  It is intended to provide skills beyond career entry as recommended by the Sound Technology Advisory Committee. Completion of the following courses are required for this certificate.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1450 Remixing 4
2455 MIDI II 4
Semester 1 Total 8
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
2433 Scoring for Video and Film 4
Semester 2 Total 4