An introduction to the technology of music, including computers and music software, sequencing, editing and recording techniques.
With the availability of home studios, today's musician is able to produce top-quality,
digitally recorded music with samples, beats and sequences.This paper provides a practical
introduction to technology and looks at the roles the computer and specific music
software play in the creation and arrangement of music.
The paper assesses the impact of technology on music and covers acoustics and definitions and terminology. It providesexperience in computer sequencing, editing, mixing and digital audio processing using Logic Pro and Pro Tools software. The paper is taught through weekly lectures and laboratory tutorials.
|Paper title||Music Technology 1|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,212.00|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Coordinator: John Egenes
Teaching Staff: David Harrison, Dr John Egenesand Mike Holland
- Paper Structure
- This paper covers Music Technology, Studio Production and Digital Culture. Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures are in University lecture theatres for one hour. All other classes are held in the Music Computer Lab, and students are streamed into one tutorial per week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Be introduced to DAW (digital audio workstation) software, with an emphasis upon research and the gathering of scholarly information and resources
- Learn terminology of music technology, along with basic editing, mixing and production approaches and techniques
- Have a strong technical and theoretical foundation on which to build future studio production research and technique