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Topics - Fall 2016

1/9-10
Alan & George
Intro to Studio: Studio rules, protecting your hearing and studeo equipment, studio schematic, online-documentation, plugs, jacks and cables. Nice Overivew from Reddit Part 1 and Part 2
1/16-17
Alan
Recording with Pro Tools 1: Pro Tools overview, setting up a session, adding tracks, assigning audio inputs/outputs, basic recording and playback, bouncing to disk - Handout
1/23-24
Alan
Recording with Pro Tools 2: Setting up a multi-track session, configuring time/tempo/meter, recording scratch tracks
1/30-2/1
Alan
Recording with Pro Tools 3: Recording modes, alternate takes, MEL instrument overview
2/6-7
Alan
MIDI: MIDI recording/playback, editing, quantization, software instruments
2/13-14
George
Mathematics of Harmony: Harmonics series, tempering, stretching, intervals, scales, chords, inversions, improv.
2/20-21
Alan
Microphones: Microphone design, frequency response, polar patterns, multi-mic techniques - Handout
2/27-28
George
Analog and Digital Synthesis: Hammond, Moog, etc., and the development of computers in music synthesis.
3/13-14
Alan
Comping/Mixing 1: Editing, auditioning takes, creating composite takes
3/20-21
Alan
Comping/Mixing 2: Plug-ins, automation Comping and Mixing Handout
3/27-28
George
Songwriting: Lyrics, music, copyright, commercialization, etc.
4/3-4
Alan
Mastering: Mastering in Pro Tools, the loudness wars, mastering for vinyl
4/10-11
TBA
TBA
4/18-19
Alan & George
Review of Projects
FINALS
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Free Pro Tools Tutorials

PureMix (registration required)
Music Production Videos College

Other Good Links

NoteFlight - free online music scoring