Christopher Robert Morgan, Ph.D.
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Digital Audio ProjectsMIDI Projects
Project 1 - Record sounds into SoundView. Discuss spectral characteristics.
Project 2 - Record 3 to 5 sounds into SoundEdit-16 or SoundMaker, trim, fade-in/out, save as mysound.orig, apply affects and rename several times, e.g., mysound.reverse+reverb, mysound.flange+timeStretch, mysound.trans+echo, etc. See the Sampling Checklist.
Project 3 - One-Minute Mix using SoundEdit-16 & SoundMaker. See Creating a Mix.
Project 4 - Three-Minute Mix using ProTools. See ProTools QuickStart.Video Projects
Project 5: Use Cubase to create a 1-minute sound collage using Quicktime Musical Instruments. Save as Standard MIDI File and as Cubase File. We will put these MIDI files on a www site. Click here for a MIDI streaming example.
Project 6: Use Cubase to create a 2-minute sound collage using the Kurzweil K2000. Convert to Digital Audio. Save the original Cubase sequence file. If you want to put your MIDI music on an Audio CD, see Converting MIDI to Digital Audio.
Project 7: Final Project
The final project will be the creation of a "sound-scape" to accompany a short (5 minute) video clip selected by the instructor. All projects will be performed for the entire class who will critique them. All of the sound material should come from samples which the students have either sampled themselves. Absolutely NO pre-recorded or copyrighted music is allowed. These sound-scapes should demonstrate proficiency with many different effects seen in the sound editing software (SoundEdit 16, SoundMaker, SoundSculpter, SoundHack, etc.) taught during the semester. Lastly, the sound track should include a "voice-over" for part of the video.
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