This course continues the advanced study of the modern professional recording studio as introduced in Recording Engineering III. Emphasis is placed on in-depth study and use of professional analog and digital recording techniques and equipment. Students will also learn essential knowledge of the basic electronics and audio theory necessary for intuitive and creative operation of DAWs and other essential professional tools used in the industry. The class is also a project-oriented study of thoughtful tracking and artful mixing. The individual and team assignments emphasize the art as well as the gear-operation aspects of being a professional audio engineer. Students will also study and practice the creative use of analog audio recorders. They will also learn common procedures for studio related maintenance, calibration, alignment and basic repairs. Projects combine the use of evolving student technical skills combined with artistic understanding and insight gained from our music-oriented course-work.