|Music 64 section 2 • Spring 2018 Assignments and Readings|
due on the date specified • Readings are not optional!
Lab: Record some sound in the lab with a mic, then play with it in Digital Performer.
Read: DP Getting Started chapter 7 (p. 49), Tutorials 2 (p. 125) & 4 (p. 159)
Write up: First Project Proposals (1 or 2 paragraphs)
Read in course pack: "Principles of Digital Recording"
Read Reason Operation Manual: Kong (chapter 39, p. 855)
Read: in course pack, (Wilkinson) Basic Effects
Read Reason Operation Manual: Half-rack effects (chapter 51, p. 1029) You can skip the sections on the Spider
Read: DP User guide 793-812
Lab: Make a sequence that uses effects in Reason.
Finish the readings from this week!
Lab: continue with the previous assignment, but it must include at least two Reason modules.
Read on the computers, in Documents folder (preferably) or here, Reason 5 Getting Started, pp. 28-42.
Read on the computers, in Applications>Reason9 (preferably) or here, Reason 95 Operation Manual, Chapter 11, p 311 (working with the rack), chapter 35 (NN-19 Sampler, p. 737-755), chap 27 (Line Mixer 6:2, p. 637).
Read in course pack: Sample Solutions, Power Tools for Sampling
Lab: Do a sequence using controllers, automation (volume/pan), tempo change (using Conductor track), one or more MSI tracks, one Reason track.
Read: DP User Guide 331-346 (up to Audio Editing Basics), 255-266,
pp 541-556 (up to Groove Quantize), 564 (Smart Quantize)-589
Read: in course pack "Why MIDI Music Stinks"
If you haven't been doing the readings, this is a good time to catch up! Try to do them in the lab while working with DP.
Additional readings for this week in the User Guide: pp. 391-402, 331-339 (up to "audio track settings"), 344 (from "MIDI track settings")-246 (up to "audio editing basics").
Read in Digital Performer User Guide, pp. 291-308, 365-389, 793-805.
Lab: Create an original sequence, or work with one or more of the sequences in the "MIDI Sequences (SoundCanvas)" folder in the Documents folder. Make it sound good and/or interesting. Make it realistic, or not. Save your own version in your personal folder in the Documents folder, and on the server.
Read: What Is MIDI? p16-end
Read in lab: Digital Performer Getting Started (in Applications folder) chapter 9 (p.57), chapter 11 (p.113)
Download and Read: What Is MIDI? Read pp 1-16 through “Running Status Messages," or keep going if you like.
Read: in course pack: how speakers work.
Read: in course pack Introduction to Synthesizers
Read: in course pack: MIDI Me
Read in course pack:
• excerpt from Wilkinson, Anatomy of a Home Studio, "Musical Physics" pages 2-5 (online too)
Note: the information about "elasticity" having an effect on sound transmission speed is misleading. Density of the medium is a far more important factor.
• “iPod trend brings spike in noise-induced hearing loss”
• article on microphones
• Study the frequency chart