TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

Remember!
Logic Review Assignment #1
Audio Terms  Click Here
Assignment # 2 Commercials
Audio Mixing in Logic Pro X 
Training your Ears 
Mixing with Stems
Homework Due Tuesday March 6 CLICK HERE
Homework Due Tuesday March 7 CLICK HERE
Remix EQ 
Complete this before you leave class
Homework Due Tuesday March 7 CLICK HERE
Homework Wednesday March 14 CLICK HERE
Learn about the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3
Learn about the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3
DJ Mashup Assignment
Listen to the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 in action!
Sound FX Manipulation
Foley Video Assignment
 Composing melodies for characters 
 Why is music important in movies
Creating Moods 
Movie Trailer Scoring
Film Score Listening Assignment 1
Film Composer Project
The Last Samurai - Hans Zimmer
Click here to Complete The Last Samurai review at the end of every class 
Click here to Complete The Last Samurai Final Movie Review
Click here to Complete Pearl Harbor review at the end of every class 
Pearl Harbor - Hans Zimmer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rubric for Foley Cartoon Assignment

If you need this website translated 

Step One
Watch the video numerous times and work on the Cue Sheet

Every visual action in the video must be included on the Cue Sheet. The Cue Sheet will include time stamp, action on screen, sound effect & any notes you need to make.   

Step Two

Find the sound effects needed for your video.  Logic FX, Soundbible.com

 

Step Three
Open the file (file is in the google drive) in Logic and start adding your original sound effects 

Remember they must match the time stamp on your cue sheet
This will take time. Don't rush through this step

Step Four
Add music using loops 

Save file as Foley Cartoon and your initials

In this assignment you will be creating leitmotifs.  A leitmotif  a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.

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? 

 

In this assignment you are going to download ONE sound effect from Soundbible.com 

 

Open your downloaded sound effect in Logic Pro. 

Once in Logic Pro change the original sound effect to create a new sound effect.
Edit, EQ, Audio Effects, Volume, Pan, Time Stretch, etc
Have Fun and be creative! 

 

Complete this form before the end of class 

 

Create the sound of fear from a single note - Assignment 1

There is limited space and time in a motion picture. You need to be economical with your music, not just for the normal reasons.
Half the time when you have a film cue, something else is happening in the movie.

Either there is action on the screen or someone is talking, etc.

The human brain has a limit to what it can process. The more notes you have, the less processing time for watching the movie.

When you write a song, you want to keep the audience completely engaged in your music. You want lots of notes and lots of instruments.

But this is NOT true in a motion picture. Most of the time, you want to create a mood without the audience having to think about it.

 

Create Fear using a single note"
Listen to the examples in the Google Drive - Folder "One Note Fear" before starting Assignment 4 
Create 4 different "One Note Fear" examples

One File using 4 separate tracks
Each example must be 10 seconds in length
ONE NOTE ONLY! 
Use a different sound (instrument) for each track
Use volume and pan changes for each track

Be creative but you can only use ONE NOTE for each example. 

 

"Create Sad using two-five notes

Listen to the examples in the Google Drive - Folder "Sadness" before starting Assignment 5 
Create 4 different Sad examples
One File using 4 different tracks
Each example must be 10 seconds in length
USING TWO -FIVE NOTES ONLY
Use a different sound (instrument) for each example
Use volume and pan changes for each track
Be creative but you can only use TWO -FIVE NOTES for each example

 

Assignment 7 
Compose four separate character leitmotifs.  One for each of the movie genres listed below. 
1. Horror Movie, 2. Action Movie, 3. War Movie, 4. Child's Movie
10-15 seconds for each leitmotif
Use as many notes as you want.
Use as many tracks, sounds as you want. 
Save file as GB7 and your initials
Watch the video and see how many leitmotifs you can guess! 
NO CHEATING
Click above for link to assignment
Create a 5 minute podcast in Logic on a Film Music Composer that has been nomianted for and/or won an Academy Award. 
Click here for list of composers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Original_Score
 

Project must include the following:

1. Script
2. Background music
3. Music examples of the composer

Talking Points for Project

Composer background
Movies composed for
Awards
Directors worked with. If the same each time, why?

 

Why YOU like this composer – Cite scenes, movies , etc. What musical techniques does this composer like to use? What instrumentation does this composer like to use? Include audio clips to support your reasons.

OR 
 
Google Slide Presentation - 20-30 Slides

Music examples of the composer
Composer background

Movies composed for
Awards
Directors worked with. If the same each time, why?

 
 
You will create a score and add sound effects to a movie trailer of your choice.  You can select any trailer from the Music Tech Google Drive "Movie Trailers" or use one from Youtube.  ONLY use a movie trailer NO movie scenes.  Delete all the audio from the trailer that you select.   You must complete the  Cue Sheet  as a part of the requirements for this assignment.   This assignment is due no later than Friday May 4, 2018. 
Create the following in Logic Pro X
12 Measures of a Drum Track using the Keyboard - Set up Software Instrument Track
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 
12 Measure of a Melody Track using the Keyboard Software Track
 
Must show volume and pan changes - Go to Mix >Show Automation
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 

M

READ

Tips 

  • Grab the listener's attention in the first 3-5 seconds
  • Remember your target audience
  • Practice your script
  • Check recording levels
 
 
Commerical Assignment is due 
Friday February 23, 2018

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 changes?
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. 

 

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. 

 

Criteria
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. 

Have Fun! 

 

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.  

 

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

Pitch Changes
Tempo Changes

EQ Changes

Crossfading between songs 

Create loops from your songs to use as drops or samples
Sound Effects