Introduction to Music Technology
2 credits, 2 hours lecture/lab
An introduction to software tools available for sequencing, sampling, scoring/music notation, simple recording and production. This course also covers software and web-based services that assist with developing skills in basic musicianship. Introduction to Music Technology serves as a prerequisite for Basic Recording Techniques. Students must own or have access to a laptop computer with Sibelius software (version 6 or higher) installed for use in class.
Digital Recording, Editing and Mixing Techniques
3 credits, 3 hours lecture/lab
A one-semester course focusing on recording, editing and mixing techniques using Avid ProTools software. Topics include recording audio, audio editing, using MIDI, mixing, and using audio effects. Students complete several projects over the course of a 15-week semester. Students must own or have access to a laptop computer with Pro Tools software (version 9 or higher, or Pro Tools First) installed for use in class.