CCOG for MUS 171 Summer 2022
- Course Number:
- MUS 171
- Course Title:
- Music Technology: Record and Mix
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- Use tools and techniques to: record, process, synthesize, manipulate and mix sound; program MIDI; and notate music digitally.
- Describe aesthetic and artistic choices in electronic music compositions within identified stylistic guidelines.
- Articulate an understanding of the distinctions between the various roles in professional music production to affect better collaboration and workflow in professional situations involving various parties: client, artist, producer, engineer, composer, and arranger.
Course Activities and Design
- Electronic music composition projects
- Complete exercises for the purpose of learning the function of music technologies
- Engage in group discussions and evaluations of musical works created by established composers and peers
- Instructor demonstration of music technology within historical and cultural contexts.
- Create artist statement reflecting one's own process and its relationship with the processes and works of others
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Grades will be determined by measuring student competency in the related subject matter. Methods used to determine competency might include:
- Practical Examinations
- Quantitative/Qualitative Examinations
- Individual Projects
- Group Projects
- Peer Reviews/Evaluations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
History and Context
- Contemporary artists of electronic music
- History of the recording industry and gear evolution.
- Influential Producers and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Overview of Digital Recording
- Digital Audio Workstations: Desktop and Portable
- Signal Routing/Mixing Console
- Signal Processing
- Multi-track Recording, Editing and Mixing
- Techniques and methods
- Structure and Form
- Style and Context
- From Inspiration to Realization in the Recorded Medium
- Creative Process and Project Management
- Interpersonal Communication and Collaboration with Performers
- Content Management
- Critical Listening
- Role of the Producer