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Music 265b Week 01 Intro

PDF version available HERE It often takes a small army of skilled people to turn a musical idea in someone’s head into a finished song on an album. Because of this, music production can be a long process, with lots of complicated moving parts. So before we dive in to the world of recording and mixing, we need to understand what the big picture looks like. In this first lesson, we will break down how the overall process works, who the important players are, what they contribute, and what the result of this entire process looks like. With each lesson,…

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Music 265-B Fall 2015 Syllabus

PDF Version available HERE Course: Music 265-B & Music 185 – Recording Arts Workshop Location: Music building, Room 112 Schedule: Thursday, 3:30-7:40 PM, plus lab time (TBA) E-mail: AlanGardina@Gmail.com Website: AlanGardina.com Book: Basic Audio Recording Techniques, Digital Audio Recording (Music 165/265 books), Pro Tools 101 & lessons (updated regularly at AlanGardina.com) Course: Record, edit, mix, and master a music project using Pro Tools. Learning Outcome: Students will know how to work with clients, manage a recording session as a 1st engineer, and operate Pro Tools in a professional studio environment. What You Need Access to a computer with Pro Tools…

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Music 265c Lesson 3: Panning and Automation

PDF version is available HERE Every sound we hear comes from a specific location relative to where we are: somewhere to the left or right of our ears, near or far away. When mixing for film, we mix from the camera’s perspective. Imagine two characters facing each other in a room with an open window on one wall, and an open door on the other. If the camera switches from one actor’s perspective to the other, then each person is in the center of the camera’s perspective (the center of the screen), but the sound coming through the door and…

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Music 265c Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation

PDF version is available HERE Lesson 1: Video Project Intro & Preparation For the rest of the semester, we will record, edit, and mix all of the sound elements for a video project. Before we can get to work, we need to find a suitable video. If you need access to a computer with Pro Tools, the Music department’s computer lab is available. You will need to check out an iLok from one of the professors in order to use Pro Tools on the lab computers. A suitable video should cover these points: At least 2-5 minutes long Quicktime (.mov)…

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Music 265c Spring 2015 Syllabus

Syllabus: Spring 2015 Course: Music 265C. Recording Arts Workshop (Post-Production Sound) Location: Music building, Room 112 Schedule: Thursday, 3-7 PM, plus lab time (TBA) E-mail: AlanGardina@gmail.com Book: Basic Audio Recording (Music 165 book), Pro Tools 101 (Version 9) & lessons, on the DVD DOWNLOAD HERE Course: Record, edit, and mix a post-production sound project using analog & digital audio workstations. Learning Outcome: Students will know how to work with clients, manage a post-production sound recording session as a 1st engineer, and operate Pro Tools. What You Need A portable hard drive (or hard drive/enclosure combo) with A Firewire 400 (or…

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Music 265b Spring 2015 Syllabus

Syllabus: Spring 2015 Course: Music 265-B – Recording Arts Workshop Location: Music building, Room 112 Schedule: Thursday, 3-7 PM, plus lab time (TBA) E-mail: AlanGardina@Gmail.com Book: Basic Audio Recording Techniques, Digital Audio Recording (Music 165/265 books) Pro Tools 101 & lessons DOWNLOAD HERE Course: Record, edit, mix, and master a music project using Pro Tools. Learning Outcome: Students will know how to work with clients, manage a recording session as a 1st engineer, and operate Pro Tools in a professional studio environment. What You Need A portable hard drive with… A Firewire 400 or 800 port: you will be working…

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