Audio Production & Music Technology
This semester-long course offers an opportunity to learn the basics of producing layered musical audio tracks using Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software such as Soundtrap, Garageband, or Logic Pro. Students learn to create beats and backing tracks using both digital instruments and live audio capture with a microphone. The course focuses on gaining familiarity and practice with the concepts of song form, meter and rhythm, texture, equalization, and the use of digital effects. Students also develop critical listening skills by analyzing musical tracks from contemporary artists such as Michael Franti, Drake, and Rachel Platten. Having taken this course, a student may have the necessary skills to collaborate on sound design in future theatrical productions and/or student film projects.