Making Music With Loops, Samples and Virtual Instruments Workshop: 7 June, 2012
presented by the College of Sound and Music Production (COSAMP) and Midnight Music
Thursday 7 June 2012, 10am – 4pm
Workshop presenter: Kye Thomas
College of Sound and Music Production computer lab, 766A Hawthorn Rd, East Brighton VIC.
Cost: $200 per person. Limited places available.Register for this workshop
This workshop looks at the important concepts associated with creating music using loops, samples and virtual instruments. The workshop is delivered in Protools, and covers concepts that are generic to the music making process. These skills are easily transferable to any major DAW software program.
During this very practical workshop, teachers will engage in hands on activities that not only train them to make music with technology, but allow them to pick up great techniques for teaching their students to make music with technology.
Topics covered include:
Setting up the work “palette”
- track objects / components of the DAW session
- types of virtual instruments and sound generators
- Laying a foundation
- Arranging song sections
- Selecting and importing loops
- Using REX files
- Time shifting (Elastic audio)
- MIDI tracks and routing
- MIDI editing
- Sound parameters and synthesis concepts
- Making the piece sound good, quickly
- Bouncing and exporting
This is a great workshop for VET music teachers delivering a Cert II in Music or a Cert III in Technical Production. The underpinning knowledge and skills covered in this workshop will contribute to your delivery strategy for a number of music technology based Units of Competency, and assessments tasks used in the TPN system.