Sequencing and Synthesis II

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 2171
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and lab work, students will continue to explore advanced techniques in synthesis and audio. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which audio and synthesis are combined in modern music production, along with more experimental uses of this technology.
This course will further the exploration of advanced sequencing and production techniques introduced in Music 1271, including the use of Logic Pro plug-ins.
Course Content

Lab work will utilize advanced sequencing and synthesis including the following:

In-depth synthesizer programming including:

  • Sound Design using the synthesizers Sculpture, Ultrabeat, ES2, and ES1.
  • Programming utilizing EXS24, EVOC 20 PolySynth and Sculpture.
  • Side-chain production utilizing internal plug-ins.
  • Sequencing using hybrid synthesizers.
  • Sequencing with alternative MIDI controllers.
  • MIDI production using leading-edge features including Advanced Transformers
  • Operations, Input Quantize and Compression, Multi-Input Recording, and Advanced Editing.

In-depth MIDI productions work will include the following:

  • Advanced MIDI effects such as Arpeggiators, Chord Triggers, Scripting, Randomizing, and Control Change Modifiers.
  • Advanced audio effects on MIDI and audio tracks.
  • Production techniques designed specifically for different styles.
  • Production techniques designed to maximize mix diversities.
  • Advanced Digital Sampling techniques including velocity-cross fading.
  • Multiple-zone programming, filter programming, and audio file processing.

In-depth compositional production techniques including:

  • Alternate stylistic production for synthesis and synthesizers.
  • Creation of hybrid productions utilizing third-party plug-ins.
  • Recognition of varied stylistic methods of production utilizing Logic Pro X Plug-Ins.
  • Multiple compositions and productions using contemporary techniques.
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture/demonstration. Students will work alongside the instructor, either in the large studio or Technology Lab. Students will be expected to complete regular assignments and projects outside of class time. These can be done in the lab, the studio, or at home.

Means of Assessment
Tests or assignments (minimum of 2)  30%
Midterm Project  30%
Final Project  40%
Total 100%
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to work unasissted in a major DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and apply the following concepts:

Lab work will utilize advanced sequencing and synthesis including the following:

  • In-depth synthesizer programming
  • In-depth MIDI productions
  • In-depth compositional production techniques
Textbook Materials

No texts or materials are required. All required hardware and software for the completion of assignments and projects is available in the studio.

Requisites

Prerequisites

MUSC 1271 or permission of instructor

Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35397
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Putz
Ian
Open
MUSC 2171 001 is restricted to Music Technology students only.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
26
22
4
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3220
10:30 - 12:20
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3220
12:30 - 14:20