TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Pride of Torrington  

Remember!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Export assignments as MP3 

1. Go to Share
2. Select Export song to disk
3 Name file, select desktop and MP3

4. Click on Export

5. MP3 file will appear on desktop

 

In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in Google.com
2. Click on Grid in upper right hand corner
3. Click on Drive icon

4. Click Shared with me. 
5. Select your Music Tech Period

 

Access Google Drive on my device
1. Go your device's app store
2. Download Google Drive App 
3. Log into App.

4. Access your Music Tech Period. 
ALL your files can be accessed on your device

 

Export movie as MP4

1. Go to file
2. Click Movie
3. Click Export Audio to Movie
4. Save

 

In Garageband how do I?
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive. 

Audio Mixing

mixing engineer (or simply mix engineer) is a person responsible for combining ("mixing") the different sonic elements of a piece of recorded music (vocals, instruments, effects etc.) into a final version of a song (also known as "final mix" or "mixdown").​

Listen to Sledgehammer - 1986

As you listen to the original Sledgehammer what do you hear in the front or back? 

 

Does a sound change its location during the song? 

 

Do you like the mix? 
Why or Why not? 

Music Technology II is an advanced level class.  
You will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.

Topics will include but not limited to:

Garageband/Logic Review, Audio Engineering Basics, Composition, Podcasting
Film Scoring, Live Performing using Technology: iRig, JamHub,etc

 

How is Music Technology II different from Music Technology I?
More emphasis on independent work, projects are more in depth, there will be required readings, Youtube summaries and listening assignments. 

 

Need help with the Garageband App? 
Audio Mixing

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General Rules about Audio Mixing

Best to mix like a house - from the foundation up. 
Before you add the next sound, always make sure that your current mix sounds good.

Start by bringing up the kick drum (bass drum) about 2/3

Then use the volume of the kick drum as your baseline volume on which to build your mix.

Here is a preferred orde to bring up your mix:
1. Drums: kick drum, snare drum, hi-hat, toms
2. Bass Guitar
3. Basic Rhythm Instruments: rhythm guitar, keyboard rhythms
4. Lead Vocals
5. Lead Instruments
6. Background and harmony vocals
7. Percussion

 

PLANNING ON PANNING

Panning is basically the width of a mix. It’s the left to right breadth of the stereo field. Panning allows for sounds to be placed in your mix properly. Either to the left, or the right of the stereo center. Keep your heavier or lower sounds near the centre. This means the bass or the kick. Use them as a centring force that you can work around. If everything is panned centrally, your mix will sound flat or crowded.

From https://www.landr.com/en/how-to-mix

WHAT IS EQ?

Every sound is made of frequencies. Frequency is measured with Hertz (Hz). Equalizing is the art of boosting, cutting and balancing all the frequencies in a mix to get the sound you want.

Think of the bottom of the frequency spectrum as Barry White. Think of the top like Mariah Carey.

You’ll often hear the frequency spectrum described as the Highs, Mids and Lows. Bass instruments have a very low-heavy, boomy sound. Their output is mostly low in the frequency spectrum. Alternately, a snare or a high-hat are a lot more tinny, so they will typically appear in the mid or high frequencies.

Even though we can place these sounds in the general high and low categories, all sounds will have important information in both the highs and the lows. Keep this in mind while you’re mixing.

From https://www.landr.com/en/how-to-mix

​Listen to each song a couple times and think about the questions below. 
 

What is the difference between the unmixed and mixed songs?  
What changes?
What can you hear clearly?

What can you hear in the front?
What can you hear in the back?

Now you try mixing it!  
EQ & Compression
Mixing Drums

Assignment


Go to Music Technology Google Drive
Download the files from the Logic Pro - Effects Assignment Folder - 11 files total
Track is titled "Mystery" from http://www.previews.cambridge-mt.com/

 

LISTEN TO MYSTERY

Upload all 11 files into Logic Pro

Name the file - LP #1 Audio Effects

 

The file is dry, meaning there are no audio effects adding.
You are to add effects to each track,  
EQ to each track
Mix the volume to each track

When completed compare your mix to the original.  

 

5 Songs That are Briliantly Mixed & Mastered.

 

 

Think of a mix as a sonic three-dimensional image.
There are four essential elements that we use to control that image:
1. Level (Height)
2. EQ (Height)
3. Panning (Width)
4. Time-Based Effects (Depth)

 

 

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