This course explores the creative and technical use of DAW (digital audio workstation) software to produce tracks at a commercially-competitive level. Students will learn fundamental production skills including system configuration and customization; session organization, workflow, and asset management; MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology, sequencing, virtual instruments, and synchronization; session interchange and delivery; audio editing and mixing. Students will practice using provided multi-tracks and create their own original works in a series of guided exercises and projects emphasizing professional industry standards. Students will also participate in the first of many structured collaborations in MP&E, in which they organize and produce a studio overdub session.
Fall, Spring, Summer