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ITT TY Music Technology - Week 1 - Analogue & Digital Audio


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ITT TY Music Technology - Week 1 - Analogue & Digital Audio

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ITT TY Music Technology - Week 1 - Analogue & Digital Audio

  1. 1. Institute of Technology Tralee Music Technology Mounthawk & CBS TY Students Fiacre Muller & Phill Thomas
  2. 2. Music Technology <ul><li>12 Week Module: </li></ul><ul><li>Week 1 – Introduction to Music Technology </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>An Introduction to Analogue & Digital Audio and Protools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Over view of Mac OS system </li></ul><ul><li>LOGIN INFO - Username – student </li></ul><ul><li>Pass - student </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Look at Protools DAW system and Mbox2 “Studio in Box” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music Technology <ul><li>Analogue Audio </li></ul><ul><li>An Analogy of a wave. </li></ul><ul><li>All sound is made by </li></ul><ul><li>fluctuations in air </li></ul><ul><li>pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded as voltage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Music Technology <ul><li>Analogue Audio </li></ul><ul><li>“ Music must never forget itself, it must never cease to be music.“ - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 - 1791 </li></ul>All Sound is received and converted to electrical signals which are sent to our brains. We recognise sounds from memory and interpret them as words, notes, music, animals, etc. Music is organised sounds. Notes, rhythms, tones and colour.
  6. 6. Music Technology <ul><li>Analogue Audio </li></ul>Analogue waves are pressed in vinyl disks at a speed of 33rpm or 45rpm and played back on a turntable. Hence the term ‘Laying down a track’ Alternatively Analogue waves are magnetised onto tape
  7. 7. Digital Audio In 1985 the Philips Compact Disc was launched by Dire Straits and the first digitally recorded album was Brothers In Arms. CD – 44khz 16bit In 1987 Sony launched the DAT. A 4mm digital audio tape capable of recording 48,44,32khz at 16 bit quantization.
  8. 8. Digital Audio Analogue to Digital conversion Digital to Analogue Playback
  9. 9. Digital Audio Converters <ul><li>Found on all computer soundcards </li></ul><ul><li>Many dedicated Devices for studio set-ups etc </li></ul><ul><li>Such as the Mbox2… </li></ul><ul><li>This converts audio being recorded via a microphone etc into digital files which we can edit and manipulate… </li></ul>
  10. 10. MP3/ AAC/ Ipods <ul><li>All music on your Ipod/Mp3 is digital </li></ul><ul><li>Analogue music from studio converted to digital MP3 files </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed version of original. </li></ul><ul><li>Spot the difference! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Digital Compression <ul><li>One is CD quality (WAV file) – i.e. NOT compressed </li></ul><ul><li>One is an MP3 (mp3, wma,aac,flac etc) </li></ul><ul><li>How do they sound different? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Back to Protools… <ul><li>Mix window. Your “Mixing Desk” </li></ul><ul><li>Edit window. - Your “Tape machine” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Digital Audio Live <ul><li>Daft Punk Alive 2007 Intro </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Daft Punk Alive 2007 Intro – Ableton Live set </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>