The Pride of Torrington  

Music Business 
Music Production 
Practice your Audio Engineering Skills first 10 minutes of every class
Audio Engineering
Commercial Survey
Sound FX Manipulation
Commercial # 1
Creating your own sound effects
Creating Moods 
 Why is music important in movies
Introduction to Film Scoring
Torrington Graduate John Delvento - Composer 
Movie Scene Analysis
Last Samurai Scene 
The Lord of the Rings
Same Scene 5 Ways
DJ Business - Part I Website 
DJ Business - Part II - Shark Tank Proposal
DJ Business - Part III - Performance 
Week One
Apple iPod
Sony Walkman
Metallica vs Napster
History of Sampling 
Live Performance
Live Performance Assignment 1 
Audio Mixing
Audio Mixing Assignment # 1 

Music Law Suits
Ed Sheeran/Marvin Gaye 

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke to pay $7.4m to Marvin Gaye's family over Blurred Lines
Jay Z Grey Album & The Beatles White Album vs EMI 


You should be able to do the following in You.DJCrossfader UsageEQ/Filter UsageSample DropsScratchingLooping (Different Beat Lengths) 

The drum break from James Brown's Funky Drummer is the most sampled drum sound. It has been sampled more than 1,400 times.  Click here to see the list of songs 


Select ONE song only
Create a Live Performance mix of that song 
Must have EQ/Filter Use
Sample Drops
Looping of different beat lengths
Pad usage (next to turntable) must use at least 2 of the 18 effects.  


Audio Mixing Page
Height vs Width in mixing
Tall vs Wide? - What can you hear

You will take files from the song "Mystery" in the network folder and mix them. 
This will take time!  Be patient! You are new at this. 

Load all the tracks into Garageband and save the file as Your initials mystery 

Order of tracks to work on 
1. Drums - Kick, Snare, Hi-Hat, Tamb, Clav

2. Bass
3. Guitar
4. Synth

5. Lead Vox
6. LowBV
7. High BV

Sampling is the reuse of a portion or sample of a sound recording in another recording


Discussion Questions 

Should original artists of the sample be paid for the use of their music?
Why is sampling used?   

Is sampling creative use of music or musical laziness?
Why are songs from the 60's and 70's used most in sampling?
Why are George Clinton & James Brown are said to be the foundation of Hip Hop?
How are samples used? As the original? How are the changed? 


Discussion Questions
What are your thoughts on Peer to Peer file sharing?
How has this changed the music industry? 

AirDrop is the best way to transfer files from your iPhone to the computer





  1. Choose Go  AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder. Or select AirDrop in the sidebar of a Finder window.
  2. The AirDrop window shows nearby AirDrop users. Just drag one or more documents, photos, or other files to the recipient shown in the window.

Metallica, et al. v. Napster, Inc. was a 2000 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case that focused on copyright infringement, racketeering, and unlawful use of digital audio interface devices. Metallica vs. Napster, Inc. was the first case that involved an artist suing a peer-to-peer file sharing ("P2P") software company.

Discussion Questions

How are the Song Walkman & Apple iPod the same?

How did they change the music industry? 

What was the target audience for each device's marketing campaign?

Future devices will have.......?
What would you like to see?

If you need this website translated 

Class and lab rules
Course Outline
Real World Applications of Music Technology

Music Marketing, Marketing Mix the 4p's



In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in
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 Music Tech Network Folder  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded 

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:

 Audio Engineering, Music Productio & Music Business/Industry


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, tests/quizzes 
Youtube summaries, reading responses, listening assignments and more.  



Week of April 8, 2019

Read:  Art of Foley
The Same Scene 5 Ways video is the same scene showed 5 times.  Each time the music changes to create a different mood/theme.

In this assignment you will do the same. You will create 5 separate moods/themes. What moods/themes you compose are your choice. Each one MUST be different. 

Each mood must have the following:
At least 5 tracks 
Volume and Pan automation
Audio effects - optional

You must mix each mood! 
In the notepad function write down what you do to each track.  EQ, Effects, Volume/Pan, etc
Video is located in the Music Tech Lab Network folder. 
For this last part of your DJ Business project you will create a sample live set
Using the playists you created on your website you are to create the following using 

Create 2 - 5 minute Live Performance mixes  using 
Must use songs from your sample playlist on your website
Must have EQ/Filter Use
Sample Drops
Pad usage (next to turntable) must use at least 2 of the 18 effects. 

See handout from Monday May 6, 2019

You are going to create a marketing plan for your DJ Company. 
Step One will be to create a website!
Review DJ Company websites. 
What do they include? What aspects do you like? 
Key Words or phrases used in each?

When creating a website people need to find all the information within the first 3-5 seconds.  
Company # 2

You will create a website for your DJ Company using
Use this website to create a logo
Website must have the following
Company name
What your company will provide
Contact information
List of songs you will perform

5 Steps for an Effective Marketing Plan 
1. Define the audience for your music
2. Analyze the market 
3. Establish Goals
4. Develop an Action Plan 
5. Create a Budget 

Branding. Definition: The marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products. An effective brandstrategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets.

Assignment Timeline
Friday April 26 - Website Template selected and Home Page designed. 
Tuesday April 30 - Sub pages of website created
Thursday May 1 - Sub pages of website completed
Friday May 3 - Website completed  - Business Card Completed


Technology Institute for Music Educators 2019 Composition Contest We are pleased to announce our 2019 Music Technology Composition contest. The contest is open to students of any age enrolled in school.

The contest is non-competitive. Entries will be awarded gold, silver and bronze certificates Exceptional entries will receive gold awards with distinction. All entries will receive feedback on their work. 
Students may enter in one of five categories, original DAW composition, original notated composition, derivative work (covers, remixes, arrangements), multimedia or applied technology. Entries will be judged on musical content, creativity, technical proficiency and reflection. The age of the entrant will also be considered by the judges. 
Contest details and the entry form can be found here ( . The deadline for entries is May 1, 2019 with awards announced by June 1. Submit questions to Dr. George Hess (

Assignment 1 - Create the Sound of Fear with one-note
Assignment 2 - Create the Sound of Fear with two-notes
Assignment 3 - Create the Sound of Happy/Joy - Five Notes  - Major vs Minor Scaoes 


Assignment: The Art of Foley

Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass.


You are going to create you own sound effects! Select one item from the Foley pile. 

Record that item - using various surfaces, microphone/device. Once in Logic Pro create three NEW sound effects buy editing, EQ, Volume, Pan, Time Stretch, etc. 



John has had music placements with The Science Channel, Food Network, Nike, Toyota and Visa, among others.  Network television shows that have featured John's work include "Chopped", "Nova", "Practical Jokers", "Hunting Hitler", "Amish Mafia", "Black Ink Crew", "Love and Hip-Hop", "The Island", "WWE Smackdown", and more.  In addition to commercials and television, John also composes short and feature film scores, most notably for the documentary "Veil of Silence" and the award winning horror film "Lucifer's Angels"  
Audio Frequency Trainer 

Sound Gym - Use our class login 
This assignment will include asepcts of Music Business and Music Production and Audio Engineering. 
Create a 45 second commercial on the topic of your choice.
Product, Service, Concert Promotion, etc. 

What is your target audience?
What is your slogan or catch phrase?
Don't forget the Who, What, When, Where and Why? 


Create an original script - Use the Notepad feature in Logic Pro
Record on your devices or USB Microphone into the computer 
Create a music bed - must be loops and/or recorded tracks.  NO MP3 files

Once your script and musical bed are created
Mix and EQ each track - this includes, volume, pan, audio effects, EQ, etc
*You can help others with their commericals but everyone must submit their own assignment





  • Grab the listener's attention in the first 3-5 seconds
  • Remember your target audience
  • Practice your script - Practice your script - Practice your script, Hint, practice 
  • Check recording levels twice before recording.
  • Be creative - think outside the box - go outside of your comfort zone! 


The Art of Foley

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


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, etcHave Fun and be creative! 


Complete this form before the end of class