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Class Description

In this class, students will explore the world of music production, learning to write, record, produce, and mix music in a professional recording studio environment. Using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), students will learn to use modern software to realize their creative goals. In this session, MAPSters will dive into the creation of instruments developing a MIDI instrument using conductive materials, and building instruments using 3D printing. These creative ways of making sound will be the foundation of their individual and group songs! 

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about

  • Become familiar with the function of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) 
  • Learn to use recording studio equipment such as microphones, outboard recording gear, and musical instruments
  • Build an instrument to use for performance and recording
  • Learn/practice fundamental musical concepts such as music theory basics and ear training
  • Work as a creative team to write, record, and produce an original song


  • Apple Computers (iMac)
  • Musical Instruments (Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums)
  • MIDI Controller
  • Audio Interface
  • Studio Monitors
  • Microphones
  • Ableton Push
  • Headphones
  • Audio Cables 


  • Ableton Live 
  • Logic Pro
  • Garage Band

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • Individual Projects: 2-5 min musical composition using created instruments 
  • Group Projects: 1-2 fully arranged and produced musical compositions 
  • Flash Projects or “Just-Do-Its”: 2-3 projects started and completed in one/two class periods
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