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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 Technologies introduces essential concepts and competencies in computer-based musicproduction and composition. The course would be of special interest to: Aspiring home studioor “bedroom” producers; Composers of electronic music who want to hone their productionskills; Composers of film music wishing to gain greater technical competency; Professionalcomposers who want to learn how to produce high quality demo recordings; anyone with abroad interest in digital music making. Topics covered include:• Fundamentals of digital audio recording and editing• Efficient and creative use of industry standard DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) forexample; Logic Pro X and Ableton Live• Creating music with MIDI and virtual (software-based) 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
Knowledge of best practices and awareness of current trends in digital music productionAcquisition of fundamental skills in industry standard DAW operationFluency in computer-based audio recording/editing systemsPractical understanding of signal flow and analogue-to-digital conversion Ability to configure and optimize small digital music production studios
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.
Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
Domestic fee $892.00
International fee $4,313.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts