What is music technology?

In Music Technology by phoenixgreen1 Comment

Music Technology, which can also be referred to as music tech or music production is the fastest growing subject area of music. Music tech has been rapidly expanding as a subject over the past fifteen years and can open many doors to a career in music.

Music production is a specialist subject and just because you’re a good musician doesn’t automatically make you a good producer or engineer; it takes many years of hard work and dedication to become a seasoned professional.

To begin learning about music production you need some understanding of the following areas:

  • Microphones and microphone placement
  • Recording equipment
  • MIDI
  • Synthesis
  • Mixing
  • Dynamic processing
  • EQ and filters
  • Panning
  • Depth of field
  • Effects
  • Mastering

After you have learnt the above skills you might be interested in the opportunity’s that become available, these jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Studio Runner
  • Studio assistant
  • Recording Engineer
  • Mixing Engineer
  • Record Producer
  • Radio Producer
  • Re-mix Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Song Writer
  • Composer
  • Jingle Writer
  • Foley Artist

Hopefully this has given you some insight into the study of music technology.


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