Ever wonder how video game sound effects, music tracks, and dialog tracks are created, produced and recorded? Or how voices are synced to animation tracks? Ho do top Hip Hop artists create new beats and make millions each year by creating and selling remixes of other artist’s work? Is it possible to sample an MP3 file off Youtube and embed it into your musical composition? What would it be like to mix and master another artist’s work? How can I make my voice sound its best on an audio recording? You will learn this and much more through a variety of real life, hands-on project applications.
Students will begin by learning the basics of Apple’s innovative, all in one digital music studio Garage Band. During the course students will be exposed to the art of beat making, remixing, sampling, live recording, and sound manipulation. Students will begin initial discovery in the concepts of arranging, mixing, mastering, and creating loops. The curriculum includes at least one free composition assignment that allows students to compose what they want within the confines of a given musical structure.
Throughout the course students will be presented with the opportunity to learn basic piano keyboard skills. ActivBoard technology will allow students to share their projects with the class for additional critique. Music background is not necessary for students to use this program or to be successful in this class.