Music Technology

AS Music Technology. Course information. Why choose AS Music Technology? Music technology plays a key role in music across the world. GCE Music Technology. The GCE A Level Music Technology specification involves much practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. creative music technology

Music Tech The Basics: Frequency Processing

Music Tech The Basics: Frequency Processing

In this live webinar we will be discussing frequencies and how to shape them for the recording, mixing and mastering process. This webinar is part of the music tech basics series. Join us each Monday evening at 8pm for a Live Music Tech Webinar.

Task 3A: Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor (SCORE)

Task 3A: Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor (SCORE)

In this post we will look at one of the songs for this years Music Tech coursework Task 3A (2015) Hot Chip’ ‘Ready for the Floor’. This score & production notes has been scribed by itssaam for MusicTechStudent.

Task 3A: Emeli Sande – Next To Me (SCORE)

Task 3A: Emeli Sande – Next To Me (SCORE)

In this post we will look at one of the songs for this years Task 3A (2015) Emeli Sande’ ‘Next To Me’. This score & production notes has been scribed by itssaam for MusicTechStudent. Please feel free to contribute production notes and score improvements in the comment section below. *Please be aware that this is […]

Introduction to Pro Tools

Introduction to Pro Tools

What is Pro Tools? Pro Tools is the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) used commercially for audio editing. Pro Tools is used in many of the Sound industries including Music Production, Television, Film Scoring & Music Notation. The software is owned by Avid & was previously called Sound Tools in 1989 when the software […]

Audio Post Production: The Development of Technology & Techniques

Audio Post Production: The Development of Technology & Techniques

What is in this Post? History and information on; Early Editing Systems Dubbing/Re-Recording Timecode Dolby Stereo Although audio post production is almost all digital, some of the techniques & the terms we use are taken from the earliest days of Film & Television production. The First Sound Film The first film with audio was made […]

Introduction to Audio Editing

Introduction to Audio Editing

What is in this Post? What is Editing DAW Editing Cross Fading Splicing Sections Editing During the Mastering Process   What is Audio Editing? Early recordings were all completed live, using a single complete take; due to the technology not being advanced enough to patch in mistakes – it all had to be done through one […]

The Basics of Mastering

The Basics of Mastering

What is in this Post? What is Mastering? Why Compress? Before You Master Master Mix Formats, Sample Rates, Bit Depth – Commercial Standards   What is Mastering? Mastering involves taking your completed audio mix & enhancing it, then putting it down onto it’s master format – ready to be manufactured. The process usually involves processing a Stereo […]

Understanding Automation

Understanding Automation

What is in this Post? What is Automation? Use of Automation? – What it’s used for & common tasks Automation Data – What it looks like & how it’s stored Offline & Online Automation entry – Drawing in automation by hand Vs Control Surfaces   What is Automation? ‘The replacement of manual operations by computerised […]

The Amplifier & it’s Effect on Modern Pop Music (Including Timeline)

The Amplifier & it’s Effect on Modern Pop Music (Including Timeline)

Essay Question: Describe the development of the Amplifier and the effect it has had on modern popular music. Originally an amplifier wasn’t purposely created for guitars. A guitar amp was designed to amplify the electrical signal of an electric/acoustic guitar so it would be produced at louder volumes. The first audio amplifiers were used to make […]

Monitoring, Acoustics & Referencing Your Mix

Monitoring, Acoustics & Referencing Your Mix

Introduction: When recording in your studio environment you may come across some problems with acoustics, such as; Standing Waves and Flutter Echoes. It’s important to realise what these are and how to resolve them – so they don’t control your final mix! This post will talk about Monitoring & Referencing your mix as-well as how […]