In Electronic Music, you will learn all the basics of audio editing, mixing, adding plugins/effects (reverb, compression, distortion, etc.), using autotune, looping, adding drums and other synthesized instruments, and more.  Students who have completed Electronic Music I will have access to our proposed Electronic Music Studio to explore more advanced software, both in supervised sessions and in Electronic Music II.

Hardware

We have a wide and growing range of industry standard and other professional microphones from Neumann, Royer, Beyerdynamic, Blue, Shure, and Rode.  All students in the class will have access to their own 88-key MIDI-enabled digital piano, an iMac (see software below), an MBox 3 Mini, and studio grade headphones.  The department also owns additional consoles.

Software

Students will work on industry-standard software.  All lab computers are equipped with ProTools and Logic, as well as the Antares Vocal Toolkit (which includes Auto-Tune 7). All skills mastered in ProTools and Logic will also be applicable to other similar programs, including scaled-down freeware, like Garage Band and Audacity.

Mailing List

We are constantly expanding our capabilities and offerings in audio engineering.  Want to be the first to hear about course openings and more?  Add yourself to the audio MAILING LIST.

Registration

COURSE DESCRIPTION

MUSI 1390 - ELECTRONIC MUSIC I
3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Introduction to the use of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and other music printing software, and multitrack recorders and other MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices in the notation, arrangement, composition, and performance of music. (5009045826) Corequisites: may be taken with ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0365 AND ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0375

MUSI 1391 - ELECTRONIC MUSIC II
3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Further study and application of synthesizers, computers, sequencing and music printing software, and multi-track digital recorders. Includes MIDI (Music Instrument Digital Interface) devices used for notation, arrangement, composition, and performance of music. This course is a continuation of Electronic Music I. (5009045826) Prerequisites: MUSI 1390; Corequisites: may be taken with ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0365 AND ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0375

SAMPLES from Past Classes

The Chase” by Anna Donahoo, produced and recorded by Kurtis von Krueger (MUSI 1390 student, Fall 2012)

“The Darkness” (listen on Soundcloud), written and produced by Carlos Gonzales (MUSI 1390 student, Fall 2012)