Students will learn to utilize digital audio workstations (DAWs) to create arrangements of either original or existing musical elements. This course focuses on the creative use of technology in music production. Topics covered include signal flow of MIDI and audio signal within the DAW sound processing plugins, choosing appropriate sounds and combining elements from software synthesizers, alternate approaches to quantizing and refining rhythmic grooves, hybrid production techniques (audio and MIDI), use of the DAW for scoring to picture, and basic synthesis techniques. In addition to having access to the Technology Labs and Production Suites to complete coursework, contemporary writing and production students are expected to have Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and the CWP Major Bundle when taking this course.
AR-112 or AR-124, CW-191; HR-211, HR-213 or HR-215; ET-211, ET-223 or ET-231, and ISKB-211 (non-piano principals)
Fall, Spring, Summer
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