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.
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|Music Production 1
Semester 2 (On campus)
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- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is delivered through a mixture of lectures, studio sessions and computer labs. Students can expect to attend two classes per week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Develop skills in communication through music production projects and reflective analysis.
- Increase their ability to apply skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, evaluating and presenting information through digital-based activities.
- Build capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently.
- Be introduced to a range of DAW (digital audio workstation) software.
- Learn key concepts in music production, including basic synthesis, sequencing, sampling and audio mixing skills.
- Develop a basic understanding of music production processes.
- Reflect critically on their own production work, and identify areas for further development.