MUSC 322 Advanced Music Technology

Spring, Fall

This course continues the trajectory begun in MUSC 222, providing a deeper palette of technological resources to convey musical ideas. Students explore theoretical concepts of sound design/synthesis and algorithmic composition, and investigate the components of real world sounds, learning object oriented programming skills necessary to replicate them. Students also explore live electronic improvisation with Ableton Live, and learn the techniques of loop-based composition and performance, as well as methods of remixing and resampling. This course will delve further into the recording and mixing techniques learned in MUSC 222. Students will learn specific strategies for recording different instruments and sonic environments, as well as further ways to add detail, clarity, and interest to their mixes. Basic concepts of mastering will be introduced.