TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

Click picture to enter Epic Orchestra
Remember!

This is the most important drum solo in music history!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In this activity explore the website EPIC ORCHESTRA.  Listen to the various chords individually or use the sequencer function and create your own chord progression.   Export your progression MP3, MIDI or WAV files!  

Any questions or want me to listen to your progressions let me know.   
Email mp3 files to WSplettstoeszer@torrington.org  or CSullivan@torrington.org

Music Technology II Online Learning 

Welcome to our new learning experience for our Torrington High School students.

Activities will reinforce past skills and concepts taught to sustain learning in all areas of Music Technology II.  These opportunities are simply meant to keep you actively engaged in your learning, and they are not intended to be a replacement for the learning that occurs in our classrooms every day. 

My daily office hours will be from 10:00am-11:00am Monday through Friday.
You can also email me at any time. 
WSplettstoeszer@torrington.org

Do the best you can!  Have fun with the activities that will be added to the website in the upcoming days.
 

Activity # 1 - Epic Orchestra

YES YOU CAN!

EQ - Drums

You are going to learn how to EQ various tracks in PreSonus. 

READ

How to Use EQ to Improve Your Kick Drum Sound

Download
"Kick" from EQ Files Folder in the Network Folder 

 

Go to Effects 
Select FAT CHANNEL 
Includes: 
High Pass Filter
Compressor
Equalizer


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)

 

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?

PreSonus Assignment # 2 - Mixing

If you need this website translated 

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.

Lab Rules 
NO Food or Drink near equipment
You must bring headphones

 

Music Technology II will consist of the following topics

Audio Engineering
Music Industry
Music Production
Song Writing
History of Recorded Media, Sampling 
Coding and Music
Film Scoring
Podcasting

 

You will be learning PreSonus Studio One 4 
PreSonus Studio One Website

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 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 Production, Music Business/Industry & Music/Coding NEW for 19-20

 

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.  

 

 

THS Alumni that found their passion after taking Music Technology
 

PreSonus Assignment #1 Remix with Stems

Select ONE song from MixtheMusic Stems
Listen to the song and create samples(Drops) from your selected song
Samples(Drops) can be instrumental and/or vocal 

Create a remix 2:00-2:30 minutes in length
Must show Volume and Pan Automation
Must use Audio Effects. 

Be Creative and Have Fun 

REMIX ASSIGNMENT MID-POINT ASSESSMENT
 

Mix the Music Survey

Audio Engineering Vocabulary 

Click here for Study Guide

Question of the Week

Physical Music vs Streaming Music - Which is better?

Research the Question of the Week is due on Thursday February 6, 2020 by 2:05pm.  Will discuss on Friday February 7 during class. 
200-300 words minimum (just less than one page typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double spaced). No more than two pages maximum.

Write your response in a Google Doc and share it with me. WSplettstoeszer@torrington.org

Topics to include but not limited to:
Sales Figures, Trends, Audio Quality, Pros/Cons of each, Personal experience,

This week start every class 5-10 minutes playing the Match the Mix Game

Discussion 
Is Sampling Creative or a form of Musical Pagiarism
?
Does sampling help or hurt the music industry?
 

Music Industry

PreSonus ATOM

PreSonus Checklist

Opening a new file
Add Software, Instrument & Automation tracks
Expand Envelopes from a new track (right click)
Record Software track using keyboard
Add loops to tracks
Locate and input effects FX 
Manipulate Effects 

Locate

 

Vocabulary 

Copyright, Sampling, Peer to Peer, Bouncing, BPM Beats per Minute, Click Track, DAW, Dry Signal, Loop, MP3, Pan Pot, Quantization, Waveform, Wet Signal   
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