Music 62 / ES 65 Assignments and Readings

due on the date specified

Oct 16

Proposal for Recording Project 2: multimic (up to 8) 2-track session in Pro Tools. Proposal due Tues 10/16 Project due 10/25

New teams:

Zev Hattis

Andre LaPan

Fifi Wong
B. Berke Imren

Tim Holt

Lauren Hassi
Ari Brown

Yekwon Park

Amanda Lillie

Scott Einsidler

Nathan Stocking

Ella McDonald
Erick Orozco

John Morgan Keane

Jacob Jaffe

Read: in course pack: Basics of Hard Disk Recording part 1 (1994)
Read: Winer chapter 8
Read: in course pack: Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop
Read: White Chapters 10-12, 14

Quiz Due Oct 10 (Wednesday) at 6 pm

Due Oct 8 (Monday) at 6 pm

Write up your first project report (each student writes their own).
What you recorded
Where you recorded
What mics you used
Where did you place them?
How many takes did you do and how were they different?
What did you do wrong?
What would you do better next time?
What did each team member do?
Would you like to work with them again?

Oct 4


Oct 2

Read: Winer chapter 5

Sept 27

Read: in ProTools Reference Guide
pp. 481-513
pp. 555-601

Sept 25

Discuss first project with your team. Choose one person to write down the proposal and bring it to class Tuesday.
Plan and make a two-track recording. Must have at least two instruments, or guitar and voice, or drumset, or solo piano. You can play it yourself, or ask others (better!) to play while you record. Edit on the lab computer and make a 3- to 4-minute version to play in class (although the original piece may be longer).
Project is due October 4.

Read while looking at a Pro Tools Session in the lab:
Pro Tools Reference Guide.pdf (in Documents folder)
Chapters 2, 3, 11, 12 (but skip from "MIDI controls" on p.194 to "Menus" on p 208), 13.

Sept 13

On Thursday: we will meet in DISTLER. Please be on time.
Read: White chapters 1-4
Read In course pack: Coincident or Near-Coincident Mic Placement Techniques, Spread stereo mic techniques
Read: in course pack: Why does Proximity Effect occur?
Read: in course pack: Using DI Boxes

Sept 11

Winer chapter 3—download the audio files referred to in the chapter here.
In course pack: How hearing works
In course pack: “The Big Misconception”
In course pack: "Why gear doesn't matter"
in course pack: Room modes

look at:

Sept 6

Read: Weiner chaps 1, 17, 18
Read in course pack: Thompson "Understanding Audio" Chapter 5 up to “Complex Sound (Fourier)”
Study the frequency chart in the course pack.
Read in course pack: “iPod trend brings spike in noise-induced hearing loss.”