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Music Technology - Sequencing & Music Production
B00641

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

In this course you will be introduced to Music Production using MIDI and Audio techniques with Logic Pro X. Learn about effects, sampling, learn to remix, mix, and even compose music for film and TV using Logic Pro X.
This course will be taught online via video conferencing and screen sharing using Logic Pro X, but the broad skills learned will be transferable to other DAWs such as ProTools, Ableton Live and Cubase.
The course will include one-to-one advice from your tutor, a practising musician and music technology expert, and lots of practical exercises.
This is a practical hands on course which also builds your knowledge and understanding of Logic Pro X and music production.
Course Content
Recording and editing MIDI using Logic's Piano Roll and Hyper Editor.
Advanced Audio Editing. Manipulating pitch and time with flex time, time stretch and transient marke
Learn about effects, plugins and automation.
Understand sound engineering theory. Sample rate, bit depth and more.
Intermediate mixing. Learn more advanced mix techniques, including subgroups, auxiliary channels, parallel compression, sidechaining and more.
Speed up your Workflow. The tricks the pros use, including shortcuts and timesaving tips.
Troubleshooting common problems. Save hours of frustration by learning how to solve common problems.
Intermediate songwriting and basic music theory - beat creation, writing hooks and hit arrangements.
Advanced rhythm and groove technique - tempo and groove editing, working with transients.
The course will have an aspect of peer review where you can share your finished productions with fellow students and get critical feedback.

Course Content

We will be recording and editing MIDI using Logic's Piano Roll and Hyper Editor.

Advanced Audio Editing. Manipulating pitch and time with flex time, time stretch and transient marke

Environment guru. Understand and harness the power of Logic?s powerful 'environment' engine.

How sound works. Understand sound engineering theory. Sample rate, bit depth and more.

Intermediate mixing. Learn more advanced mix techniques, including bass routing, NYC and parallel compression, sidechaining and more.

Speed up your Workflow. The tricks the pros use, including shortcuts and timesaving tips.

Troubleshooting common problems. Save hours of frustration by learning how to solve common problems.

Intermediate songwriting and basic music theory - writing hooks and hit arrangemen.

Advanced rhythm and groove technique - tempo and groove editing, working with transients.

The course will have an aspect of peer review where you can share your finished productions with fellow students and get critical feedback.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

No qualifications required, just enthusiasm for the subject. You must be able to use a computer to a competent level.

First Class Requirements

Pencil, notebook.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance throughout the course will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed informally as you progress through the course, and by the completion of your personal music project.

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on lrc@rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email art@racc.ac.uk.

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.