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CM 240: Introduction to Digital Music Production (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduction to digital music and sound production on the Macintosh platform: MIDI sequencing, audio recording, music arranging, editing, mixing and mastering; preparing audio files for CD, video and web applications; sound synthesis and programming using virtual instruments. (Cross-listed as MUS 240.) (3 hours lecture )

Pre-Requisite(s): MUS 108, 121 (alpha) or 253; or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation: Basic Keyboard (piano) skills, computer (Mac) skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Use MIDI sequencing and audio recording software, and/or notation software, as tools for music composition, arranging and performance
  • Apply basic skills in MIDI sequencing and editing, and digital audio recording and editing to audio mixing and mastering projects
  • Prepare audio files for CD burning, and video and web applications
  • Apply understanding of sound synthesis to create original sounds for music projects
  • Transfer skills to other MIDI sequencing and digital audio software programs across PC and Mac platforms

Degrees and Certificates

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