Audio Technology & Sound Synthesis I (10 credits)
In this introductory music course, students will explore the world of music technology, sound synthesis, and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students will acquire basic musicianship skills, including piano skills, theory and harmony, sight singing, and songwriting techniques. A combination of lecture, projects, and applied knowledge will be utilized in this course with the assistance of Apple/Macintosh workstations.
Audio Technology & Sound Synthesis II (10 credits)
This course utilizes an applied "hands-on" method of learning, with projects serving as the main source of evaluation. Areas of study include an overview of music technology currently used in the entertainment industry, the use and application of the MIDI keyboard within a recording studio environment, synthesis, recording consoles, modular digital tape machines, digital audio workstations, and synchronization. Each student will be able to work at his or her own station, consisting of a Macintosh computer running Mark of the Unicorn's "Digital Performer."
Prerequisite: Audio Technology I or Audition/Instructor’s Recommendation