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May 24-25

Movie Assignment # 3 - Your Scene CLICK HERE

Week of May 23 - A Day, B Day

Listening Assignment # 2 CLICK HERE

How Music Changes the Movie - Recut Trailers!

You must use at least 5 of the 18 advanced effects

 

 

You must use High, Mid, Gain, Bass & Filter & Crossfade

Due by 11:59pm this Friday, April 1, 2022 


If you are working on Podcasting
1. Your one-minute podcast is due. Share the file with me. 

2. Podcast needs to include intro, body & outro

3. Music for intro and outro are the same.
CHECK YOUR MIC LEVELS NUMEROUS TIMES! 

 

If you are working in You.DJ
One minute recording of you demonstrating the following:
Crossfading

Mid Range - EQ
Low Range - EQ

Filters. 

Next Week: you will add more advanced features 


If you are working on Remixing with Stems
Share your Soundtrap file with me so I can listen to what you have so far. 

Due by 11:59pm Thursday April 14, 2022


If you are working on Podcasting
1. Your Choice podcast is due. Share the file with me. 

2. Podcast needs to include intro, body & outro

3. Music for intro and outro are the same.

CHECK YOUR MIC LEVELS NUMEROUS TIMES! 
Length: 3-5 minutes or more! 
Sign up for times to use the Tascam Mixcast Podcast System OR record in Soundtrap

 

If you are working in You.DJ
One minute recording of you demonstrating the following


Mid
Ga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

If you are working on Remixing with Stems
Length - 2:00 or longer
Must show Volume, Pan & Sweep Automation 
Advanced: EQ & Compression

Week of March 21, 2022

 

Podcasting
Podcast Review
Complete the podcast review formCLICK HERE

 

One-Minute Podcast
Record a one-minute podcast about yourself, favorite hobby, song, etc.  Must have intro, body and outro

 

Your Choice Podcast
Create a 3-5 minute podcast in Soundtrap.  Your choice of the topic.  Write down your script (word for word or bullet points) 

Feel free to work to pair up with someone for this assignment. 

You DJ

Be able do the following: 

Basic

Assign songs to L &R decks
Scratch
Crossfade
Mid, Bass & Filter Knobs

Advanced 
FX - Filters & automation
Sampler

Sampler - inport samples

Assignment # 1
 

Record a 1 minute performance using the basic functions listed above. 

Remixing w/Stems

Complete the Remix Review Assignment. CLICK HERE

 

Look for audio stems. Ask if you need help

Assignment # 1

Create a 3 minute remixing using stems from one or more songs. 
Must include
Volume, Sweep & Pan 

CReate C

Monday May 17 Movie Music vs Video Game Music 

Listen to some of today's most popular Movie Music Composers

What you have already learned

Why is movie music important to a movie
The moods each instrument group represents

Elements of Tension & Relaxation in music
Functions of Movie Music
Video Game Music - is there a difference? 

Listening Assignment # 1 CLICK HERE

 

 

Choice Board Monday April 25 - Friday May 13

Monday May 16 - Movie Music! 

THS Alumni that found their passion after taking Music Technology
 

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Music Technology I Assignments 

In Music Technology I you will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.

Topics include but not limited to:

Basics of a Sound System, Audio Effects, MIDI Sequencing, Audio Sequencing
Composing, Arranging , Podcasting, Remixing, Film Scoring & Live Performance using Technology,

 

Soundtrap Basic Checklist
 
Add tracks
Add Loops 
Create Loop Favorites
Cut Loops
Split Loop Regions
Join Loop Regions 
Add Automation - Pan, Sweep & Volume
Fade In & Fade Outs
Time Stretching

If you need help with any of the above let me know

 

 

 

Assignment # 1 "Your Choice" 

You will create a 2:30 (2 minutes & 30 seconds) song in Soundtrap.  This assignment is called "Your Choice" because it is your choice on what style of music you create.  Hip Hop, Rap, Country, Rock,.......its Your Choice! 

Assignment Criteria 
Length of File must be at least 2:30 or longer in length. 
Must include at least 15 tracks
Must show automation - Volume, Pan and/or Sweep. Your choice of which track(s)

Helpful Hints
Keep your song interesting!  Change up the three elements of music - Melody, Harmony, & Rhythm
Keep adding loops to your favorites playlist
Be creative - think outside your musical comfort zone. Try something new....It's OK  
Have someone else listen.   Get their thoughts & suggestions

Due Date - Wednesday February 16, 2022 

 

SAMPLING & BIRTH OF HIP HOP

 

Sampling & Birth of Hip Hop

Who Sampled.com

Copyright Act of 1976
Time Stretching in Soundtrap

Alt & Click on the lower right of the loop and drag to stretch or compress

 

READ: The State of Sampling 2021


 

Week of February 28, 2022

Assignment # 2 - Sampling
Step One - Select 4 songs 

1. From the 1970's

1. From the 1990's

1. From the 2010's
1. From today 

 

Step Two
Create mp3's of each song

Step Three
Input into Soundtrap

Step Four
Length: 1:30-2:00 minutes
Automation: must show volume, pan & sweep

You will use a combined of samples AND loops
You do not have to use all of the samples
Be creative 
Explore and try new things. 
Use Time Stretch!

 

Don't forget:
Make a copy of your original tracks
Freeze the original track
Trust Me! This will save you time & frustration! 

Due Date: Friday March 18, 2022 by 11:59pm

Welcome to Music Technology I 

This is an introductory course where you will explore many concepts in creating music using technology. 
This class is project based which means you must be able to have time management skills while working on your projects. 

 

You will be using Soundtrap Digital Audio Workstation as your main application for this class.  You will have your own account and will be able to access Soundtrap on ANY device!   

 

You will need headphones for this class.  Earbuds or Bluetooth headphones will be fine. 
You MUST use the computers in the lab.  Your chromebooks will be limited at times with Soundtrap 

 

Google Classroom and this website will be used for all class assignments and materials

 

What you will learn in this class

Sound System Basics
Audio Effects
Soundtrap Digital Audio Workstation
Composing
Arranging

Music Production Basics
Podcasting
Film Scoring
NOTHING IN THIS CLASS IS HARD! 
IT'S JUST DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE! 

DO YOUR BEST AND TRY!

Week of January 31, 2022

DO NOW - Click here Complete the Tech Support Username and Password form. 
This will allow you to use the computers in the lab.  
You must use the lab computers and NOT your chromebooks. 
Certain aspects of Soundtrap will work much better on the lab computers vs your chromebooks

 

How log into Soundtrap

For Period 4 Music Tech 
Click Here.  Class Code is N3ZZYWW

 

For Period 6 Music Tech 
Click Here.  Class Code is VEBNT8R

 

SOUNDTRAP BASICS
By the end of this week you will be able to do the following: 

Add tracks
Add Loops 
Create Loop Favorites
Cut Loops
Split Loop Regions
Join Loop Regions 
Add Automation - Pan, Sweep & Volume

 

Listen to these "Your Choice" examples  
 

 

How do they change the 3 elements of music
Melody, Harmony & Rhythm 

 

What did you like about the song?

What would you change about the song?