10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Nowadays, most forms of music-related study involve music technologies. This module introduces students to a range of pertinent music technologies, focusing upon four key areas: sound recording, editing, transformation and representation. In each case, students experience some of the many ways in which specific technologies serve the many different music disciplines. They go on to learn the essential principals of those technologies, before learning how they work in practice. By the end of the module, students will be versed in the basics of digital audio, microphone choices and placement, sound recording techniques, wave-editing, MIDI, sound effects and plugins, file types and formats, digital transcription and scoring, and visual representations of sound.

Staff Contact: MOORE ADRIAN J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment

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