Multitrack Composition is the study of audio technology and its role in changing the art of music composition and production. This three-quarter long sequence is concerned with the use of modern recording technologies as an instrument. The use of signal processing, tape/computer-based emulations, and the structure of digital multitrack productions allow a great number of techniques to be created on the fly to generate, modify, and document musical sound. Multitrack Composition III (spring quarter) will be spent producing personal and group compositions, learning advanced production, and post-production techniques.
The course is for musicians and engineers who want to develop compositional, technical and collaborative skills in modern remote productions. This is a remote course with limited (25) positions available. Please make sure you submit your prior experience through email regarding your skills. If you have any questions, please contact the faculty.
Synchronous meetings: This class will be taught on Zoom, synchronously on Tuesday’s at 5:30 p.m. for 2 hours a week. An additional 8 hours a week is expected for readings, listening exercises, and software-based assignments. Classes may be recorded for students who are unable to participate in live sessions. Additional learning tutorials will be available online using Linda.com.
Requirements : Pro Tools, iLok, and a computer that meet the system requirements, and Slate Digital with all access plugin pass, and headphones or monitor speakers.
Media Loan may be able to provide headphones, an audio interface, and microphone based on availability.
Contact faculty for signature information.