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MUSI232 Music Production 2

Industry-standard music software incorporating digital audio and sound design, sampling and sequencing, is introduced in detail. The skills taught will be of use to composers, songwriters, arrangers and those interested in music production.

This paper continues the study of technical and creative skills begun in MUSI 132. Students develop audio recording and mixing skills in a range of recording studio environments, and produce recordings as part of a major collaborative project. The paper also continues the development of live sound skills, with a focus on acoustics and performance environments. These skills are contextualised through the critical exploration of music technologies and practices, with a focus on the nature of music production work in a digital environment.

Paper title Music Production 2
Paper code MUSI232
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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MUSI 132 and 18 200-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Holland
Teaching Staff: Dr John Egenes
Dr Michael Holland
Other teaching staff to be advised

Teaching Arrangements

The paper is taught through weekly lectures and studio sessions, which include participation in supervised and self-directed recording sessions and live sound workshops.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts ( office for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will

  • Begin to explore the recording process in the studio
  • Gain an introduction to professional DAW software and studio equipment
  • Have a working grasp of the production of music in the studio and will have entered into the world of scholarly research in this area

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-40


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