12 Measures of a Bass Track using Keyboard Software Track OR Loops Audio Track
12 Measure of a Keyboard/Guitar Track using Keyboard Software Track OR Loops Audio Track
Must add Audio Effects to file - What track and where is your choice
Create a 45 second commercial on the topic of your choice.
What is your target audience?
Product, Service, Concert Promotion, etc.
Create an original script
Create a music bed
Who, What, When, Where and Why?
Record on your devices or USB Microphone into the computer
- Grab the listener's attention in the first 3-5 seconds
- Remember your target audience
- Practice your script
- Check recording levels
Friday February 23, 2018
A 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 each song a couple times and think about the questions below.
What is the difference between the unmixed and mixed songs?
What can you hear clearly?
What can you hear in the front?
What can you hear in the back?
Listen to Sledgehammer - 1986
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
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive.
Music Technology II at Torrington High School
Music Technology II is an advanced level class.
You will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.
Topics will include but not limited to:
Garageband/Logic Review, Audio Engineering Basics, Composition, Podcasting
Film Scoring, Live Performing using Technology: iRig, JamHub,etc
How is Music Technology II different from Music Technology I?
More emphasis on independent work, projects are more in depth, there will be required readings, Youtube summaries and listening assignments.
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You will create a 2:30-3:00 song using STEMS. STEMS can be found in the Music Tech Google Drive or on various websites/Youtube.
Must have at least 15-20 tracks. Stems and/or Loops
Must EQ every track
Must add Audio Effects to every track
Must show volume and pan changes - using the Automation feature - lines and add points
Must Mix entire file - using the mixer window by adjusting the sliders.
This is your chance to be as creative as you want. You select the Stems/Loops. You select the genre/style.
Now you try mixing it!
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?
Working with a partner you are going to do the following
1. Create a 2:00 minute song in Logic using loops and/or recorded tracks
2. Must have at least 15 tracks
3. After you have created your song make a copy of the file
File > Save As - Save it as Remix Copy to your desktop
You will have 30 minutes to do the above
After 30 minutes you and your partner will move to another groups computer to EQ and MIX the Remix Copy of their assignment.
You will have 30 minutes for this
Then you will go back to your original computer and listen to how your song was mixed/EQ.
What are the most common ways to manipulate or change the sounds?
What do you like about the mixes above?
What would you do differently with the mixes above?
Which one was your favorite and why?
You are going to take any of the songs from the Mashup Database (Music Tech Google Drive) and use them to create your first DJ Mix
Listen to them. No really listen to them
Add your selected songs into Logic.
How would you create a DJ MIx of those songs
File length - 3-5 minutes
You must show the following in your DJ Mix
Crossfading between songs
Create loops from your songs to use as drops or samples