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.