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Multimedia Computer Music Production & Recording

NEW DIGITAL RECORDING STUDIO CURRICULUM

Columbine High School Mac Lab in SS-11

I. NEW HARDWARE --> Native Instruments MASCHINE

    A. Understanding Workspace

    B. Adding Sounds

    C. Workflow Concepts

    D. Importing into DAW

II. SLICING UP BEATS --> Major Concepts Using Old Records or Tunes

         1. How to import and slice loops with the “Amen Break”

         2. Importing Samples

         3. Setting Loop (Break) Points

         4. Slicing a Sample

         5. Chopping, Shaping, Manipulating Sounds

III. DM1 APPLICATION

    A. Understanding Workspace

    B. Adding Sounds & Changing Instruments

    C. Workflow Concepts

    D. Creating Custom Drums

    E. Importing into DAW --> File > Export as WAV + Song (drag and drop iTunes looking file onto Garageband)

IV. Mastering in Garageband or Pro Tools 11 DAWs

    A. What is EQ

    B. Changing Modulations

    C. LFOs and Envelopes

    D. Building Punchy or Crunchy Drums

    E. Mixing and Mastering

    F. Creating a Bounce or Final Mixdown?