Multimedia CHS Digital Audio Agenda Assignments

Period 6 in Mac Lab SS-11


Students interested in studying Digital Recording even more should consider Arapahoe Community College’s Sound Engineering Certificate or Warren Tech’s Pro Tools-Based Audio Production Program

OPEN LAB during Access, Tues & Thurs before school, or afterschool if appt made w/ Ms H in adv (I have not started a Hip Hop Club here yet b/c this class hadn’t started yet. Could we use one? See vid)

January 09, 2018 -- WELCOME to your Favorite Class at the Best School on the Planet!!!

20170109 is to write one paragraph explaining what you hope to learn or make in class this spring

January 11, 2018 -- What do you notice about creating a rhythm / beat in DM1? What steps are involved for recording your pattern and posting it on your Soundcloud Account?

20180111 Who is one artist you really like? List one artist and song name you really like? ____________________ ___________________________ How fast is the tempo (BPM → Search this up on the BPM checker; if unlisted, write in a similar artist and song style for this assignment)? _____

Continue working on Project 1:  → Try & replicate a beat pattern that is similar to a song and artist you like

January 12, 2018 -- Hearing the Rhythm Pattern in a song you like → Try and replicate that pattern in class today

20180113 Do you agree with the School Vote on what music Columbine students listen to? Does it  matter what clique was surveyed? Or what sport?


School Vote

Class Vote



















HOMEWORK: Finish writing 8 bars about something you notice about Lyfe! This can be something you witnessed, something you notice, something that’s messed up, something you’ve gone through, just something meaningful you think might be an interesting story someone might want to hear in listening to your music.









January 16, 2018 --

20180116 TWO PARTS: Reflect on what you created last week. Do you like it? Could you use it with other tracks to make something bigger? What is the style? If you were to put words to this, what would they be? THEN, write in your 8-line lyrics from last Friday’s HW

Today’s Project → Find an instrumental type beat on youtube you like that works well with your lyrics. Then, convert and download the beat to your downloads folder.

January 18, 2018 --

20180118 A fellow classmate had a great idea for how to Dr Seuss your raps? What are good words that are easy to rhyme with at the end of lines? (ing, it, ed, at, es, ine, ly) Ask Zyen for your answer. For help, check out a Rhyming Dictionary


Complete your drum pattern. File > Audio Export as song to Desktop. Open Garageband with New Software Instrument. Drag drumbeat from desktop onto the big gray empty square. Then, see Ms H

January 23, 2018 --

20180123 is to Make a List of Ten Chapters of Your Life (Hansen’s Sample below)

  1. My Beginning
  2. Family Problems
  3. The “Perfect Child”
  4. My Music
  5. Movin On To Denver → Culture Shock → The Bay to The D → The Town to “Downtown”
  6. “White Nice”

Take the Multimedia Survey

January 25, 2018 --

20180125 Performance Questions

What are the four elements of Hip Hop?

1. _________________________

2. _________________________

3. _________________________

4. _________________________

What are the parts of a song?

1. _________________________

2. _________________________

3. _________________________

4. _________________________

Project 2: → Prepare a LIVE SHOW LOOPS set that could work for several people to freestyle on at Coffee Jam on Feb 9

January 25, 2018 --

20180125 What parts are involved in producing a Hip Hop Show? What roles or jobs will students need to create for producing a nine-minute set? What parts would you include? What would YOU like to do to prepare for Coffee Jam?

January 26, 2018 --

20180126 is to answer how do you add loops into your project ?

January 30, 2018 --

20180130 is to write how do you change the tempo in Garageband?

February 1, 2018 --

20180201 Write the name of your instrumental beat here (OR, the loops you used to create yours)

February 2, 2018 --

20180202 List THREE instrumental TYPE beats you like on youtube that would inspire you to use with your own lyrics

February 6, 2018 --

20180206 A new student entered our class, how would you explain to them how to create a song using Apple Loops?

Project 3: → My First Lyrics → Begin thinking what kind of instrumental would go well to accompany your lyrics. PRACTICE → then, do a rough record

February 8, 2018 --

20180208 If we were to play one of your pieces at Coffee Jam, which would you pick and why?

February 9, 2018 --

20180201 Describe the vibe after the Assembly about Rolina.

February 13, 2018 --

20180213 What did you think of the Coffee Jam prep and the difference between what was actually played during the show? How difficult is it to create changes on Performance Day? What can be gained or lost by doing this?

February 15, 2018 -- BEGIN Learning How To Use Controllers → Ask Ms H to pass out Controllers!!!

20180215 How do you add a new software instrument in Garageband? How do you change the instrument?

Project 4: → The Basketball Team needs a 20-minute MASHUP of the following songs. They need the songs to transition from one to the next, seamlessly, while staying on beat so their dribble can stay on the right rhythm. Remove profanity by changing the volume or adding a sound to cover it up.  GarageBand Tracks 101 → downloading, cutting, and importing

  1. Offset & Metro Boomin Ric Flair Drip (sp?)
  2. Gucci Mane I Get The Bag (feat Migos)
  3. 21 Savage Bank Account
  4. Lil Uzi Vert Sauce It Up
  5. Migos Slippery (feat Gucci Mane)
  6. Drake Portland (feat Quavo & Travis Scott)
  7. Travis Scott goosebumps
  8. Lil Uzi Vert 444+222
  9. Carnage Bricks (feat Migos)
  10. Kendrick Lamar HUMBLE
  11. Post Malone Rockstar (feat 21 Savage)

February 16, 2018 --

20180216 What different kinds of roles are there in Music Production? Which role do you think you enjoy most? Why?

February 21, 2018 --

20180221 _

Project 5:  → My First Four Track → What are the main sounds you hear in creating Digital ROCK Music? Create one of each of the following tracks using your controller in class today. You do NOT have to know how to read music but like playing Rockband it helps if you learn the pattern

  1. Bass
  2. Drums
  3. Melody
  4. Chords


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


    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?