An introduction to audio production. Lecture and discussion on how a commercial "pop" song is conceived, constructed and produced - from initial inspiration, rough sketch, demo, and final recording and mixdown. Discuss the various people and responsibilities involved from a vocational point of view. Responsibilities of producer, songwriter, band member, studio musician, and recording engineer will be discussed. Various styles of music and their approaches will be discussed. After that, we'll record a rock, pop or hip-hop track, making a commercial, and re-mixing songs.