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Overview and intro to basic concepts in computer audio and digital music making. Written up by Kartik Raju and Morgan Sully.

Overview and intro to basic concepts in computer audio and digital music making. Written up by Kartik Raju and Morgan Sully.

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  • 1. SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL + DIGITAL STORY STATION + DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS + TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECTIntro to Computer MusicIn this workshop we will learn about common and free programs like Ableton Live, GarageBandand Soundtrack to use in computer music making. Learn about common terms like MIDI, digitalaudio workstations, and sampling. 1. Audio Interfaces and why you need them a. greater quality of your recorded sounds 2. Digital to Audio Conversion (Sample rate, bit depth, frequencies) 3. What is a Digital Audio Workstation? 4. Sampling a. What is a sample b. How do you make a sample (sampling) c. How sampling is used in modern music (Hip Hop, Electronica, Drum Replacement) d. Things to consider when sampling ( Similar to a summary while also illustrating the limitations) 5. MIDI a. What is MIDI b. How do you use MIDI to make musical notes c. How can you use MIDI to control non-musical elements d. List of things to consider with MIDI i. MIDI is NOT audio - it just transmits instructions, not audio signals ii. most ALL MIDI data is either: 1. on/off 2. continuous 3. 6. Overview of Computer Music Softwares a. GarageBand (Mac) easy to use and best for making a quick jingle for your videos or other projects. Integrates nicely with the iLife Suite on Macintosh computers b. Soundtrack Pro (Mac)MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO TEL. (619) 230 1938 EMAIL INFO@MEDIAARTSCENTER.ORG2921 EL CAJON BLVD SAN DIEGO, CA 92104 FAX (619) 230 1937 WEB WWW.MEDIAARTSCENTER.ORG
  • 2. SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL + DIGITAL STORY STATION + DIGITAL MEDIA WORKSHOPS + TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT a little more complicated to use than GarageBand, but if you are used to using Final Cut Pro, the interface is very similar c. Logic IIntegrated well with Apple Computer, it’s one of the standards for editing audio d. ProTools (Mac and PC) Good for mastering and recording music, but like Logic requires high-level of software-based digital workstation literacy e. Ableton Live Ableton Live, created by electronic music performer Monolake. Unlike Reason (or many of the other types of software for making and recording music) it’s interface is very minimal and allows for a more ‘direct’ connection with your musical ideas. f. Reason A great beginner electronic music making software (particularly for dance music) because it looks very similar to real electronic music studios in its interface. 7. Resources for further learning: a. How to Start Making Electronic Music b. 5 Steps for Social Media Engagement for Electronic Musicians c. 5 Steps to Boost Your Performance in Ableton Live d. How to Webcast Live Electronic MusicMEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO TEL. (619) 230 1938 EMAIL INFO@MEDIAARTSCENTER.ORG2921 EL CAJON BLVD SAN DIEGO, CA 92104 FAX (619) 230 1937 WEB WWW.MEDIAARTSCENTER.ORG