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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,
THS Music has formed a partnership with Red Room Sound Studios & The Outlet For The Arts both in Torrington to provide THS Music technology students opportunities to learn about a career pathway into the music industry.
Today explore EQ, Gain, Filter and Crossfade
Week of September 5, 2023
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
Soundtrap Digital Audio Workstation
Music Production Basics
NOTHING IN THIS CLASS IS HARD!
IT'S JUST DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE!
DO YOUR BEST AND TRY!
As you are watching
What 2-3 things did you learn?
Click on the Google Doodle Birth of Hip Hop
What you will learn:
Add Tracks, Loops, Cut, Copy, Paste, Split,Transpose, NEW: Sampler, Pattern Beatmaker, Play The Synth, Invite Mr. S into your files, Translate Soundtrap, Arrangement Track, Audio Effects
Automation -Volume, Sweep & Pan
Enter Soundtrap from the Classwork Page on Google Classroom
Soundtrap will work on ANY DEVICE
Wednesday September 6, 2023
You should be able to do the following in You.DJ
1. Add songs to each turntable
3. Mid, Bass & Filter - EQ
4. Add FX to each turntable
5. Use the Sampler
7. Record & Save as an MP3
HOW TO RECORD
Click Record button top center of screen
Click Green. Record Your Mix MP3 192 kbps
Create your performance
Click Record to stop
MP3 will be in your downloads folder
Friday, September 15, 2023
Week of September 18, 2023
Assignment # 1 - Your Choice
In this assignment you will create a one-minute song in Soundtrap that contains the following:
Share: You must share your assignment with me.
Click on share (purple button upper right hand corner) enter WSplettstoeszer@torrington.org in the box
Length: 1 Minute or longer - make sure your ruler is set to TIME and not Beats
Tracks: 10 Tracks or more - Sound effects do not count towards track count
Automation: You must show Volume, Pan and Sweep (Yes all 3) in your song.
Audio Effects: You must use at least one audio effect. Your choice on which one and where
Time Stretch: You must use the Time Stretch function on at least one loop and/or sample
Due Date: Friday September 22 by 11:59pm in Soundtrap. No exceptions
*Points will be taken off if you don't have all of the above in your assignment
Keep your song interesting. Change things up every 4 to 8 beats
Explore different genres of music in Soundtrap
HAVE FUN !!!