Berklee

The Technology of Music Production

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Loudon Stearns

Instructor: Loudon Stearns

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  • Discuss the nature of sound, how it travels, and its properties

  • Set up your Digital Audio Workstation, record audio, and utilize basic audio editing techniques such as trimming, fades, and merging

  • Define the different categories of effects: Dynamic Effects, Delay Effects, and Filter Effects and use them effectively in a recording project

  • Discuss the role filters play in music synthesis and define how they effect the input signal

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There are 7 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

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1 video4 readings1 quiz

We will start with some background on the nature of sound and how we perceive it. We will then examine the components necessary to record audio into a computer, so that you understand the devices that sound must travel through in a music production process.

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18 videos3 quizzes

The contemporary editing tool is the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), a piece of software that stores and organizes all the assets of a musical project. We will focus on the editing tools that are essential in contemporary music production and that all DAWs provide.

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29 videos1 reading3 quizzes1 peer review

We will explore the basic functionality of both hardware and software mixing boards, including volume, pan, mute, solo, busses, inserts, sends, and submixes.

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9 videos1 quiz

Sound must be processed, modified from its recorded state to fit the context of the music. This week, we will focus on tools you can use to effect the dynamics of your tracks and how they are used in a musical context.

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10 videos1 quiz1 peer review

Sound can be modified from its recorded state using tools that effect the actual quality of the sound. This week, we will look at equalization and delay and examine the many audio effects that are offshoots of these devices.

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11 videos1 quiz

We will explore the synthesizer, a major tool within the production of contemporary music. Learning how a synthesizer works will give you a language to describe sound. Music is a collaborative art form, so there is nothing more powerful than effective communication.

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7 videos2 quizzes1 peer review

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Loudon Stearns
Berklee
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