MUSA126-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Sound Technologies

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

This course teaches practical skills in digital sound for musicians, filmmakers, game developers, aspiring "bedroom producers," and anyone interested in working with sound in the digital domain. Students learn how to match sounds with moving images, how to edit and manipulate sound and MIDI files in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), and fundamental concepts and terminology that enable them to communicate effectively with music technology experts. Instruction includes lectures and hands-on studio tutorial sessions.

This course teaches practical skills in digital sound for musicians, filmmakers, game
developers, aspiring “bedroom producers,” and anyone interested in working with sound in
the digital domain. Students learn how to edit and manipulate sound and MIDI files in a Digital
Audio Workstation (DAW), how to match sounds with moving images, and fundamental
concepts and terminology that enable them to communicate effectively with music
technology experts. Instruction includes lectures and hands-on studio tutorial sessions.
• Fundamentals of digital audio recording and editing
• Efficient and creative use of industry standard DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), e.g.
Reaper and ProTools
• Matching sound to action
• Sound design skills
• Creating music with MIDI and virtual (software-based) instruments
• Microphone types and uses
• Managing signal flow and analogue to digital conversion
• Optimal audio configuration in the Mac OSX operating system

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of fundamental sound design techniques
  • Basic proficiency with industry-standard DAW applications
  • Ability to edit, manipulate and process audio
  • Practical understanding of signal flow and analogue-to-digital conversion
  • Ability to communicate effectively with composers and sound professionals through
    acquired knowledge of key concepts and terminology in music and sound for screen
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Otakaro 236 L2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
05 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
06 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
07 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
08 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
09 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
10 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
11 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
12 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
13 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
14 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
16 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
17 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Fine Arts 225 Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
18 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
19 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
20 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Otakaro 109 Mac Computer Lab
26 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Hamish Oliver

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Fundamental sound design skills 20% Fundamental sound design skills
Music mashup 30% Music mashup
Test 1 25% Test 1
Test 2 25% Test 2

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $6,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Creative and Digital Arts .

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