MIDTERM
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DIGITAL DJ MIDTERM
Concepts:

Listening:

  • Can you hear a song that has not been beat matched correctly?

  • The Stutter effect – Making a loop shorter and shorter.

  • Remembering to turn the bass back up after a bass swap. 

  • Use of FX – when is it too much?

Musical Form

Intro

Drop

Chorus

Verse/Break

Hook

Tuntablalist vs. Controllerist

Decks –

Waveform View

Cues

Loop

Cross Fader

Line Faders

FX

EQ

DJ  letters mean __________

The name of the turntable that was a direct drive player in the 1970s

Syncing/Beat matching

Transport Play button

Bass Swapping

Keylock - Master Tempo button

Logic

Concepts to Know:

 

  1. How to download a project file from dropbox

  2. What are tracks?

  3. Difference between Audio Tracks and MIDI tracks

  4. How to find the tempo or BPM of a project

  5. Panning controls

  6. How to show automation in a track

  7. How to see hidden automation in a track

  8. EQ Windows and automation of EQ parameters

  9. Location of FX in the inspector window

  10. Types of FX

  11. Buses and Aux tracks

  12. Presets on FX inserts.  Default settings that can be used

  13. Piano Roll

  14. Velocity Settings in the Piano roll

  15. Virtual Synthesizers

  16. Transients – what are they?

  17. What is a limiter?

  18. Transport Window

  19. Playhead

  20. Mute, Solo Record buttons

  21. Blue Loops vs. Green Loops

ELECTRONIC MUSIC- Additional

VCO, VCF, VCA, LFO, Envelope

COMPOSITION

Concepts to Know:

 

  1. Enharmonics

  2. Harmonic Minor Scale Construction

  3. Modes and construction

  4. Diminution  and augmentation of a rhythmic pattern

  5. Key Signatures

  6. Closely related keys

  7. Triad construction in all qualities.

  8. Figured bass - go here to review

  9. Four part writing

  10. Chord identification

  11. Cadence types

  12. Analysis of a short six measure score... identify chords, non harmonic tones, cadences, etc. 

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