|Music /ES 65 Fall 2016 Assignments and Readings|
due on the date specified
3rd project proposals are due Monday at 6 pm. Must involve four instruments (not including vocals) and must involve overdubbing.
Read in course pack: Dynamic range compression
Read in course pack: Phasing
Read in course pack: Flanging
Read in course pack: Modeling plug-ins
Read in course pack: Advanced reverberation; Use Reverb like a Pro 1
Read: Pro Tools Reference Guide chapters 39 and 43
Write up 2nd project report, due Wednesday 6 pm
Midterm is due by email 12 noon October 24!
Read: In course pack: history of sound recording (Wikipedia), “Canned Music on Trial” (text is duplicated)
Read: Thompson ch 13
Read: response to Tufts Now article
Read in course pack: David Moulton, Beyond Spectral Management
Read in course pack: The Ultimate EQ cheat sheet
Write: Second project reports are due Friday, 10 am, by email.
Read in course pack: Strawn p 38-end (or the whole thing if you haven't read the first part yet)
Do the readings you've skipped! Especially "Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop"!
Read: White Chapters 10-12, 14
Read in course pack: Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop
Read: http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/digital_audio_transport_versatile_flexible_scalable_and_plenty_of_options/P3/ (just the first page)
Read in course pack: Audinate Dante white paper
Present in class: team proposal for second recording project: up to 8 microphones, live mix to 2-track. No overdubbing. Due October 20.
Quiz is due by 6 pm on Monday, October 10, in Prof. Lehrman's mailbox
Write Project reports:
Read: Thompson chapter 2, start with “Ampllifer” up to “Computer”
Read (PDF): VRM Box User Guide pp 3-6
Oct 4 • Required: Martin Dombey talk Monday October 3, 12 noon, Granoff 155
Read: Thompson chapters 3, 4, 12
Look at http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/mic-preamp-buying-guide/
Read: ProTools Reference Guide
pp. 440 "Record Modes"-474 "Recording from a Digital source";
pp. 517-523 "MIDI Clips and Data"
pp. 526 "Naming Clips"-563
Read: Thompson: Chapter 2 up to “recording console/mixer”
Read: Yamaha 01V96 manual (pdf here), chapter 5
First project is due Oct 6. Proposal is due Sept 27. Write down a one-paragraph description and bring it in.
You will make a recording with two mics. It can be solo piano, drumset, guitar and voice, or any two or more instruments. Members of the group can play, or you can ask other students to play. You will edit on the lab computers and make a 3-minute (more or less) version to play in class (although the original piece may be longer).
Read while looking at a Pro Tools Session in the lab:
Applications>Avid>Pro Tools>Documentation>ProTools>Pro Tools Reference Guide.pdf
Chapters 2, 11, 12 (skip from "MIDI controls" on p.193 to "Menus" on p 210), 13.
We will meet in Fisher. Please be on time.
Evening class: ALL STUDENTS, meet in room 155
Read in coursepack: Coincident or Near-Coincident Mic Placement Techniques, Spread stereo mic techniques
Read: White, chaps 9, 13
Read: White Chaps 5-8
Read: Thompson ch 7 (non-engineers can start at “Balanced vs. unbalanced connections”)
Read in course pack: Why does Proximity Effect occur?
Read in course pack: Using DI Boxes
Read: Thompson Chapter 10 (skip section on Stereo Micing techniques), chapter 11
Read: White chapters 1-4
Read in course pack:
"How hearing works"
“The Big Misconception”
"Why gear doesn't matter"
Read in Thompson:
Chapter 5, starting with “Complex Sound (Fourier)”
chapter 16 up to “room treatment”
Read: Thompson Chapter 5 through p. 113.
Study the frequency chart in the course pack.
Read: In course pack: “iPod trend brings spike in noise-induced hearing loss.”