General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jorge Oter Gonzalez

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jordi Roque Gonzalez
Angel Valverde Vilabella 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan

The course is taught in Catalan but various supporting materials (documentaries and articles) will be used in English.


Specific skills
  • E9_Apply the mechanical, electronic and digital principles of sound capture, amplification and recording for application to different platforms: shows, radio, television, audiovisual and multimedia. Postproduce the audio and add the sound effects of an audiovisual production

  • E10_Apply processes, methods and techniques to develop creativity and innovation in audiovisual production, multimedia development and video game programming

  • E11_Apply musical rules and languages ​​for music creation and sound recording in music production and the creation of electronic music for use as soundtracks in audiovisual productions

Transversal competences
  • T2_That students have the ability to work as members of an interdisciplinary team either as one more member, or performing management tasks in order to contribute to developing projects with pragmatism and a sense of responsibility, making commitments taking into account the available resources


The main focus of the subject is sound production (recording, editing and mixing) in exteriors, set and studio.

Concepts worked on in Audio and Sound and also in Musical Creation are consolidated through practice in the three contexts mentioned above.

At the end of the subject the student will undertake the sound production of an audiovisual work in order to consolidate the theoretical concepts and practical tools of the subject.



SUBJECT 0 - Consolidation of basic audio concepts
SUBJECT 1 - Introduction to Foley and dubbing
SUBJECT 2 - Microphone and external capture
SUBJECT 3 - Introduction to digital audio 
SUBJECT 4 - Consolidation of DAW systems

P1. Review audio chain in the recording studio
P2. Editing in Pro Tools 
P3. Foley
Q4. Dubbing (I)
Q5. Dubbing (II) 
Q6. Outdoor recording
Q7. Editing, processing and mixing 
Q8. Introduction to sound design


Evaluation system

The subject raises the evaluation from the following blocks:


Four partial tests distributed throughout the term. These tests will be done through an online system and their total value (the sum of the four) will be 10% of the subject's overall grade.

Outdoor sound recording exercise, editing and mixing of the recorded material. It will be delivered following the instructions published on the subject's Moodle (eCampus). Its weight on the final grade will be 10%.

Final project to be submitted following the instructions published on the subject's Moodle (eCampus). Its weight on the final grade will be 30%.

Final exam that will include all the contents of the subject, its weight on the final grade will be 50%.


To take the average, you must have passed the final exam. Those students who obtain a grade lower than 5 in the final exam will have to take a resit exam which will also have to be passed with a 5; the rest of the marks of the partial examinations and the practices will be maintained. In no case will it be possible to opt for recovery to raise a grade. Internships, midterms and final work have no recovery.

The exams and grades on the practices may be reviewed at a date and place advertised by the teacher through the Moodle of the subject.

Identification of plagiarism is considered a serious circumstance that may lead to a failing grade in the subject. In case of detection of plagiarism, the coordination of the degree will be informed so that the corresponding disciplinary measures can be taken.




BARTLETT, Bruce (1995). Stereo microphone techniques. Official Institute of Spanish Radio Television.

MILES, Huber David (2014). Modern Recording Techniques. Abingdon: Focal Press.

WHITE, Glenn (2005) The Audio Dictionary. Seattle: Washington Press. 


BUTLER, Tom (1994). Fender Audio Manual. Translation by Alberto Gutiérrez Marín. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

MAS, Carlos (2002). Live sounding manual. Barcelona: ONE 

KATZ, Mark. (2004). Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Equality Unit. (2018). Guide to non-sexist use of language. Technocampus