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MUSC 103 - Introduction to Music Technology

5 Credits
This course introduces students to the technologies used in music production, recording, and editing. It covers audio set-ups such as microphones and computer interfaces, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) principles and techniques, sampling, sequencing, beat-making, notation, and Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Day, Online

Designed to Serve Any student wishing to learn about using technology in music production. 
Active Date 20201208T18:00:43

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II

Course Outline
  • Properties of Sound
  • Signal Paths
  • Editing
  • Synthesis
  • MIDI
  • Notation
  • Acoustics
  • Effects
  • Performance Applications

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to describe and apply the basics of audio signal flow

Demonstrate the ability to use sequences and loops to develop musical structure.

Produce multi-track recordings using a variety of material types (e.g., audio and MIDI).

Describe and apply the concepts of MIDI to recording and editing projects.

Develop scores and/or lead sheets using music notation software.

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