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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,

 

Sarah Barrios
Singer/Songwriter based in LA

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.

Week of January 23, 2024

Enter Soundtrap from the Classwork Page on Google Classroom

 

Soundtrap will work on ANY DEVICE
Cloud Based

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 must use the classroom headphones for this class.  NO Earbuds or Bluetooth headphones  
You can use your school issued laptop OR desktops in the lab. 

 

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!

What you will learn:
Add Tracks 
Add Loops
Cut, Copy, Paste, Split,
Transpose, Sampler,
Pattern Beatmaker, Play The Synth, 
Translate Soundtrap, 
Arrangement Track, Audio Effects
Automation -Volume, Sweep & Pan

 

YES YOU CAN! 

Week of January 29, 2024

Kyle Morrison "Piano Metal" Casio Sponsored Artist

John DelVento, Composer
TV, Film, Video Games

Podcasting
 

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. 

Week of February 12, 2024

SAMPLING and Time Stretching in Soundtrap! 
Go to our Google Classroom page and we will listen to examples of samples and how artists use them in their songs

 

Time Stretch Feature in Soundtrap!
 

Week of May 6, 2024 - Choice Board

Select your next assignment

 


Selection form is on Google Classroom 

 

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

Week of March 25, 2024

 

Play the virtual versions of the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine and the TB-303 bass synth. It was created by Yuri Suzuki and Roland engineers. For the 50th Anniversary, they added the SH-101 (a synth), SP-404 (a sampler), the TR-606, TR-707 and TR-909 (drum machines)

RECORD THEM AND USE THEM IN SOUNDTRAP! 

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New Term: Quantizing

Continue working on the following in Soundtrap"
Add Tracks, Add Loops, Cut, Copy, Paste, Split,Transpose, Sampler,Pattern Beatmaker, Play The Synth, 
Translate Soundtrap, Adding Audio Effects & Automation -Volume, Sweep & Pan, Layering Tracks

 

Week of March 11, 2024

Podcasting and Launchpad

 

Podcasting Assignment # 1
Create a 2-5 minute podcast 
Topic: Your Choice
Must Include: Intro (with music), body, Outro (with same music as intro)
Drops: must be related to your topic. 
Vocaster: You can use the Vocaster 2 to record your podcast.  Make sure your laptop is charged! 

Launchpad Assignment (Optional)
Create an 1-2 minute performance using the Launchpad and Launchpad Arcade. 
You cannot save a file so this would be an on the spot live performance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to performances using Launchpad and Launchpad Arcade

Assignment: Samples! 

You must use the file in Google Classroom for this Assignment

You can use anything you have learned up to this point. 

Editing
Audio Effects
Sampler
Time Stretching (Option Key, mouse to lower right of loop)

Criteria
Use must use the sample 5 (or more) times in your file.  
You can edit it, add effects, etc.
1 minute in length
10 tracks or more
Must show volume, pan & sweep, AND use 1 audio effect

Due: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 11:59 pm. No exceptions