Students will explore the art of live recording, focusing on: writing/arranging original music, instrument proficiency, music theory, microphones, live recording, music production, and mixing/mastering techniques. Students will create group and individual projects to hone their skills!
Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about
- Writing and arranging original music
- How to create, edit, mix, and master in a DAW (Digital Audio Work Station)
- Studying studio techniques focusing on microphones, audio routing, and studio management
- Practicing instrument proficiency
- Practicing the art of the peer critique and giving peer critiques on the progress of student work;
- Opportunities and potential resources on career pathways;
- How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences.
- Audio Interface
- Studio Monitors
- Ableton Push
- Basic Studio Gear (Headphones, Cables, Mic Stands, DI Boxes)
- Instruments (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Vocals, Beat Pad, MIDI Controller)
- Ableton Live 11
- Logic Pro X
Deliverables: Students and Class Projects
- Class Project (1-3 Songs) – Write, record, and produce a through-composed musical piece.
- Students may split into groups, depending on class size and skill level, with each group creating their own piece.
- Individual Projects (1-3 Songs) – Write, record, and produce a through-composed musical piece.
- Three “Just Do It” Projects – short-form musical experiments created by students during one class period.