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MUSI132 Music Technology 1

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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
Paper code MUSI132
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,555.35

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: John Egenes
Teaching Staff: David Harrison, Dr John Egenes and Mike Holland

Paper Structure

This paper covers Music Technology, Studio Production and Digital Culture. Please contact the School of Performing Arts (spa@otago.ac.nz) 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
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 18-22
A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 18-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17, 19-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the technology of music, including computers and music software, sequencing, editing and recording techniques.

An introduction to essential technological skills and concepts for all musicians or music enthusiasts (no prior musical knowledge is assumed or required).

The paper introduces students to a range of music hardware and software, and develops skills in sequencing, mixing, audio recording and live sound. The paper also introduces students to the critical examination of the technology of music, examining the significance of recent and historical developments from a range of perspectives. The paper is taught through weekly lectures and computer lab sessions, which include attendance at studio sessions and live sound workshops.

Paper title Music Production 1
Paper code MUSI132
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr Michael Holland
David Harrison
Dr John Egenes

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
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts (spa@otago.ac.nz) office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-21
A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-21

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-40
A2 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-40

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-40