You won't know what you don't know until you know it.

 

Your objective:

 

Your objective may be slightly different than my objective for you.  This is where a little trust may be needed.  If you are taking this course, you have had some experience with electronic music and have taken one of my other courses.   Many student's instincts are to just start making music.  They want to not be confined by imposed curriculum or curricular pathways.  While that be ideal in their mind, the end result may not.  

 

In order to truly accomplish anything of worth, you need to have a plan.  This plan needs to address the goals that you have set for yourself and should be built in a manner that makes logical sense.  

 

 

Follow the outline below.  Think critically about what skills you wish to develop.  By the conclusion of this semester you want to be able to__________________________.

 

 

My objective for you is to get you to learn HOW to learn effectively.

 

 

Creating your Plan:

Step 1:

 

Brainstorm what it is that you want to learn this semester.  Go deep with your thinking, far beyond..."I wanna make beats, or I wanna paint pictures.”  Your instructor can assist you with topics if needed.

 

Post your brainstorming list into your first unit.  Take some time to research topics and see what information is available for each skill or idea you listed.  Your instructor can provide you with additional resources as needed.

 

Step 2:

 

Take the brainstormed list and find a way to organize it into a potential order that you could follow. 

  • What concepts will you need to explore? 

  • What kinds of activities can you do to “play’ with your new skills and understandings?

 

Step 3:  

Review the sequence of projects and research that you have come up with so far, and fill out the Advanced Project Proposal Sheet.  Once completed review it with your instructor and revise.

 

 

 

TIPS:

For every concept, find resources and establish projects that will reinforce what you are trying to learn.

 

Stick to your timelines.

 

Reassess your planning often to make sure you are meeting your goals.

 

 

 

  ost your work on Unit one, then turn the URL into me on OnCampus.

 

Potential Topics:

 

Advanced Synthesis

  • Sample and Hold

  • Ring Modulation

  • Oscillator Sync

  • Pulse Width Modulation

  • Cross Modulation

 

MIDI Orchestration

 

Mixing Electronic Music

 

Advanced Logic Programming

  • Deep Drum Programming

  • Drummer Presets

  • Linear Programming Techniques

  • Using Drummer with other inst.

  • Midi Effects with Drummer

  • Ultrabeat - Riff Finder

  • Step Editor Overview

  • Comp Swiping

  • Space Designer Rhythm modes

  • Side Chaining one beat to another

 

Ableton Live for Live Performance

  • Controlers

  • Djing

  • Midi Maping

  • DJ Techniques

  • Original Songs Live

  • Performance Techniques

 

 

Audio Processing Basics

  • Metering

  • Paning

  • EQ

  • Filters

  • Dynamic Processors

  • Compression

  • Mulitband Compression

  • Limiting

  • Gating

  • Sidechaining

 

Advanced Audio Editing

  • Midi style editing for Audio

  • Beat Mapping

  • Flex Time

  • Audio Repair

  • Drum Replacement

  • Declip

  • Dereverb

 

Making Electronic Dance Music in Ableton

 

  • Kicks

  • master Plug in Chain

  • Drumrack

  • Adding Percussion

  • Hotswap

  • Bassline

  • Sidechain tracks

  • Sends and Returens

  • Scenes

  • Clip Variateion

  • Clip Envelopes

  • Audio Loops

  • Assigning Parameters

  • Groove Pool

  • Arranment View Fundtions

  • Buildups

  • Breaks

  • Drops

 

Mastering in the Box

 

  • EQ

  • Compression

  • Limiting

  • Dithering

  • Types of Mixdowns

  • Balance

  • Widening

  • Phase

  • Stem Mastering

 

Mixing Electronic Music

 

  • Track organization

  • Sidechains

  • Aux Tracks

  • Master Bus Setups

  • Drums Mix- Reverb and Comp.

  • Low End Theory

  • Mix Vocals

  • Synths

  • Pads and Strings

  • Effect

  • Vocal Tweaks

  • Fx Tweaks

  • Automation

 

Delay and Reverb FX

 

  • Reflection Based

  • Flanging

  • Choriusing

  • Doubling

  • Phasing

  • Leslie

  • Echo

  • Reverb Types

  • Send and Return Patching

  • Sound Fileds

  • Convolution Reverb

 

Fundamentals of Synthesizer Programming

 

Integrated Project Ideas:

 

  • Genre Research and Replication

  • Remix Projects

  • Sound Alike Projects

  • Audio samples of different techniques

  • Tutorial Creation

 

 

Final Projects:

 

  • Series of Major Compositions that use the techiques that you have explored.

 

 

Link to Resource Videos on these topics

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