This course builds on the skills acquired in IR-223 toward comprehensive command of DAW environments, tools, and workflows for music production. Through a series of guided exercises and creative projects, students will explore synthesis and sampling technology, software instruments and sound design; MIDI sequencing, beat-making and drum sample augmentation; time-stretching and pitch editing; production analysis and replication; mixing techniques blending electronic and acoustic sources, using special effects, and creative remixing. In-class project review and discussion will emphasize producers’ artistic decisions as well as technical execution.
MP-114, MP-115, MP-205, and IR-223
Fall, Spring, Summer