Task 3A Specification Overview

In by phoenixgreen

Task 3A: Specification Overview

Task 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance

Stimuli: Singularity (New Order) from the CD Music Complete, Mute – CDSTUMM390

You are required to produce a sequenced integrated realisation using the recording listed above (This is option 1 of 2) as your stimulus. You must include all vocals, instrumental parts, and production features.

For this project, Singularity (New Order): Fade out between 3’35” and 3’45”.

This is predominantly an aural task, and no score has been included by Edexcel. You may work from our score if you wish, but be aware that scores of rock and pop songs are often incomplete or inaccurate.

  • You should match timbres and performance details as closely as possible to the stimulus.
  • You must record a live performance of the lead vocal part and integrate this into the final mix. The piece may be transposed to a different key to suit the vocal range of the singer. It may be sung by a male or female vocalist.
  • You may record up to three live audio tracks (including lead vocals). Backing vocals may be recorded live, or sequenced using appropriate techniques and timbres.
  • You must be in sole charge of the recording process from capture of audio to mixdown. Sharing of audio files between candidates is not permitted.
  • You must input all sequenced data by playing or programming the parts yourself.
  • You must not use any MIDI files downloaded from the internet or copied from any other source.
  • You must not use pre-programmed audio or MIDI loops in this task.
  • You may use sampling to replicate production techniques.
  • Each sample must consist of only one pitch; any rhythms must be sequenced.
  • Any samples longer than one note will be considered to be an audio track.
  • You must not sample audio from any version of the stimuli.

You should submit your completed performance as track 1 on your Music Technology Portfolio 2 CD.

(Total for Task 3A = 40 marks)