This course is a study of the techniques and aesthetic considerations for mixing multi-track recordings in a DAW (digital audio workstation) environment. Student mixes will be critically analyzed with emphasis on technical choices and their potential impact on the listener. Topics include: common DAW procedures; asset management; mix organization and workflow; audio signal flow; editing; creative signal processing; and delivery. Class assignments consist of weekly multi-track mixing exercises in various musical styles, including both acoustic and electronic sources.
MP-114, MP-115, and MP-205
Fall, Spring, Summer