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Development of knowledge of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and the fundamentals of using computers for digital sampling, mixing and editing. Developing skills in the use of computer-based music notation technologies.
Music Technology 1 introduces essential concepts and competencies in computer-based music production and composition. The course would be of special interest to: Aspiring home studio or “bedroom” producers; Composers of electronic music who want to hone their production skills; Composers of film music wishing to gain greater technical competency; Professional composers who want to learn how to produce high quality demo recordings; anyone with a broad interest in digital music making. Topics covered include:• Fundamentals of digital audio recording and editing• Efficient and creative use of industry standard DAWs including Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live, and Sibelius• Creating music with MIDI and Virtual Studio Technology (VST) instruments• Essential microphone techniques• Managing signal flow and analogue to digital conversion• Principles of digital audio mixdown• Best practices for monitoring in home and professional studios• Optimal audio configuration in the Mac OSX operating system
Knowledge of best practices and awareness of current trends in digital music productionAcquisition of fundamental skills in industry standard DAW operationFluency in computer-based music notation systemsPractical understanding of signal flow and analogue-to-digital conversion Ability to configure and optimize small digital music production studios
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Timetable Note:Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:• 24 hours attending lectures;• 12 hours attending laboratories;• 46 hours preparing for in-class assessments;• 68 hours working on creative assignments.
Reuben de Lautour
Domestic fee $850.00
International fee $3,775.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.