TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

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Export assignments as MP3 

1. Go to Share
2. Select Export song to disk
3 Name file, select desktop and MP3

4. Click on Export

5. MP3 file will appear on desktop

 

In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in Google.com
2. Click on Grid in upper right hand corner
3. Click on Drive icon

4. Click Shared with me. 
5. Select your Music Tech Period

 

Access Google Drive on my device
1. Go your device's app store
2. Download Google Drive App 
3. Log into App.

4. Access your Music Tech Period. 
ALL your files can be accessed on your device

 

Export movie as MP4

1. Go to file
2. Click Movie
3. Click Export Audio to Movie
4. Save

 

In Garageband how do I?
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive. 

Equalization

Need help with the Garageband App? 
Audio Mixing

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mixing engineer (or simply mix engineer) is a person responsible for combining ("mixing") the different sonic elements of a piece of recorded music (vocals, instruments, effects etc.) into a final version of a song (also known as "final mix" or "mixdown").​

Listen to Sledgehammer - 1986

As you listen to the original Sledgehammer what do you hear in the front or back? 

 

Does a sound change its location during the song? 

 

Do you like the mix? 
Why or Why not? 

WHAT IS EQ?

Every sound is made of frequencies. Frequency is measured with Hertz (Hz). Equalizing is the art of boosting, cutting and balancing all the frequencies in a mix to get the sound you want.

Think of the bottom of the frequency spectrum as Barry White. Think of the top like Mariah Carey.

You’ll often hear the frequency spectrum described as the Highs, Mids and Lows. Bass instruments have a very low-heavy, boomy sound. Their output is mostly low in the frequency spectrum. Alternately, a snare or a high-hat are a lot more tinny, so they will typically appear in the mid or high frequencies.

Even though we can place these sounds in the general high and low categories, all sounds will have important information in both the highs and the lows. Keep this in mind while you’re mixing.

From https://www.landr.com/en/how-to-mix

​Listen to each song a couple times and think about the questions below. 
 

What is the difference between the unmixed and mixed songs?  
What changes?
What can you hear clearly?

What can you hear in the front?
What can you hear in the back?

Now you try mixing it!  

Assignment


Go to Music Technology Google Drive
Download the files from the Logic Pro - Effects Assignment Folder - 11 files total
Track is titled "Mystery" from http://www.previews.cambridge-mt.com/

 

LISTEN TO MYSTERY

Upload all 11 files into Logic Pro

Name the file - LP #1 Audio Effects

 

The file is dry, meaning there are no audio effects adding.
You are to add effects to each track,  
EQ to each track
Mix the volume to each track

When completed compare your mix to the original.  

 

Mixing Drums
EQ & Compression
5 Songs That are Briliantly Mixed & Mastered.

 

 

Think of a mix as a sonic three-dimensional image.
There are four essential elements that we use to control that image:
1. Level (Height)
2. EQ (Height)
3. Panning (Width)
4. Time-Based Effects (Depth)

 

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF MIXING
1. Level - Height
2. EQ - Height
3. Panning - Width
4 Time Based Effects - Depth

 

Level
Level seems pretty simple—when we want to hear something louder, we turn up a fader. And the louder components of the mix grab the listener’s attention more than the quieter components.
EQ
EQ is the easiest way to shape the tracks in your mix so they fit together.  It is a powerful way to add personality and character to the individual tracks