Production & Video Classes

Reason & Pro Tools MUS 66A     INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL AUDIO: PRO TOOLS

Introduction to creating music with computers, keyboards, audio samples and beats using Pro Tools. Basic principles and use of MIDI sequencing/audio software. Songwriting, musical composition, and the basic elements of music (pitch, rhythm, harmony, style and form) as they relate to contemporary music. Basic music production using Pro Tools. All styles are included, and prior musical training is not required.

MUS 66B     REASON & PRO TOOLS

Creating and editing digital audio with Pro Tools and Reason. Introduction to Reason's virtual instruments including Dr. Rex, Subtractor, Malstrom, Thor, Redrum and NN-XT. Songwriting, musical composition, and the basic elements of music (pitch, rhythm, harmony, style and form) as they relate to contemporary music. Introduction to synthesis and digital sampling techniques. Integrate Reason and Pro Tools using ReWire, Pro Tools MIDI Editor and the Pro Tools Mixer.

MUS 66D     MAKING MUSIC WITH THE APPLE IOS

Study of music creation applications and practices on Apple iOS-based devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad). Primary emphasis on music sequencing, music performance, audio distribution and music theory. Secondary emphasis on audio sampling, recording and mixing. iOS-compatible audio, MIDI and video interfaces. USB and wireless syncing. Inter-app protocols such as AudioCopy/AudioPaste and Virtual MIDI.

MUS 66E     PRODUCING MUSIC WITH ABLETON LIVE

Producing music with Ableton Live software. Compose, record, remix, improvise, produce and edit music. Study Ableton Live interface, edit audio, use plug-ins, MIDI sequencing and realtime mixing techniques. Compile live sets from audio clips, loops, samples in realtime and create songs in a variety of styles including R&B, Hiphop, Trance, Drum and Bass, and House Music. Integrate Ableton Live with Pro Tools for final mixing and delivery to dance clubs, radio stations and iTunes.

MUS 66F     PRODUCING MUSIC WITH LOGIC PRO

Producing Music with Apple Logic Pro software. Understanding the Logic Pro interface, windows and editors, navigation, key commands and screensets. MIDI editing, MIDI real-time control, audio recording and editing, and working with QuickTime video. Explore Logic Pro software instruments, including the ES2, EXS-24, Sculpture, UltraBeat, subtractive synthesizers and vintage instruments. Study critical listening examples with interactive demos and tutorials. Elements of production design, music composition and song form, arrangement tools and mixing techniques.

Sound DesignMUS 81B     SOUND DESIGN FOR FILM & VIDEO

Creating and editing soundtracks and audio for digital video, music video and film. Recording live sound, and integrating sound effects from a digital library. Dialogue editing and re-recording (looping), and musical soundtrack creation. Synchronization of audio to video using timecode, aesthetic quality of sound and music as it relates to video content, and the production of video/audio projects using Final Cut Pro/Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools.