Course Description

Course Name

Music Technology 1

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


An introduction to the technology of music, including computers and music software, sequencing, editing and recording techniques.

With the availability of home studios, today's musician is able to produce top-quality, digitally-recorded music with samples, beats and sequences. This paper provides a practical introduction to technology and looks at the roles the computer and specific music software play in the creation and arrangement of music. The paper assesses the impact of technology on music and covers acoustics and definitions and terminology. It provides experience in computer sequencing, editing, mixing and digital audio processing using Garageband and Logic Express software (note: recording of audio is not a part of this paper). The paper is taught through weekly lectures and laboratory tutorials.

Learning Outcomes
-Introduction to DAW (digital audio workstation) software, with an emphasis upon research and the gathering of scholarly information and resources
-The student will learn terminology of music technology, along with basic editing, mixing and production approaches and techniques
-The successful student will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation on which to build future studio production research and technique

Course Structure
Please contact the Department of Music's office for a copy of the most recent course profile.

Text books are not required for this paper.

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