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Elektro 10 Første år komposisjon  2009-10
 

 

 

 

Basic recording techniques.

The first 6 lessons is about recording acoustical instruments in the studio.
The lessons will lead up to a composition or arrangement of minimum 4 tracks, properly paned and with added artificial reverb. The composition/arrangement is to be delivered on a Audio CD and will be played  15/10, lesson 7.

 

Lesson 1

 

3/9

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

-Introduction.

-Rules and regulations in the Project studios.

-Record an acoustic solo instrument.

-Basic Cubase.

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Start your work, restart the computer open   
   Cubase

- Connecting a microphone.
- Using a headphone
- Using the metronome/tempo.

- Open www.

 

- Regler/booking


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-Record a well known melody (or a melody of your own), played by an acoustic instrument and played by an other person than you.

The performance has to use a fixed metrical pulse/metronome (click track).
 

 

Lesson 2

 

10/9

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

What is a god recording of an acoustic instrument?

- Signal flow microphone.
- Signal flow recording Cubase.
- Microphone placement.
New
- Recording on more than one audio track.
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Punch inn out and compiling tracks.
- Latency
- Levels.

 

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Re-record the melody or record a new one, using three different microphones.
Use the microphone you like the best and record three versions of the melody. Record them “in sync” Compile the recorded melody tracks to one track, “the perfect take”

(
Read to next lesson: Mixing Audio. Panning p.184-204)

 

Lesson 3

 

24/9

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

Make an accompaniment to the
recorded melody.

Using a Reverb (Altiverb).
- Naming tracks and paning

- Adding reverb (Altiverb).
- Mixing (and recording) levels.
- Connecting a microphone in the E-studio.

 

 


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Make an accompaniment (style is free) to the recorded melody using minimum three audio tracks.
Work with the different tracks position in the sound field using reverb and volume.


(
Read to next lesson: Mixing Audio p. 205-261)

 

Lesson 4

 

1/10

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

Open Cubase 5 EQ.

Use Eq on your recording.
Try to enhance the sound quality to make it more like what you hear “inside” you.

 

(Read to next lesson: Mixing Audio p.xiii-43)

 

Students are encouraged to book individual mix lessons.

 

Lesson 5

 

8/10

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

Mess it up. Macro montage.

- Musical phrases  
-Cubase Hitpoints 1.

-Cubase Hitpoints 2
-Time stretch

 

Add a Macro montage element to your piece.

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Some work in progress to be played.

 

Lesson 6

 

15/10

Basic microphone recording.

Assignments

 

Mix and make a CD, of your work.
-Workplan mixdown.
-Mixdown export.
-Mix- Backup to DVD using Wavelab.

Work with the Macro montage.

Make a mixdown and an Audio CD of your composition/arrangement, to be played at Lesson 7, 22/10.

Students are encouraged to book individual lessons.

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Those who didn’t play there work last week, play them this lesson

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.
The next 7 lessons is about using MIDI and pre programmed samplers and synthesizers.
We will mainly work with Vienna Symphonic library.
At the end of this block, 4/2, you will deliver a composition that uses more that 4 VSL instruments.
 

 

Lesson 9

 

12/11

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.

Assignments

 

An introduction to VST instruments.
Atmosphere-Arp 2600, Elektik piano, Acoustic piano, Reaktor……
Basic MIDI recording.

 

Simple MIDI recording and editing

-MIDI recording

-MIDI basic editing.

 

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Present ONE VST instrument sound at next lesson. Articulate WHY you like this sound.


 

 

 

 

Lesson 11

 

26/11

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.

Assignments

 

VSL 2
Fun with MIDI :-)

 

 

Lesson 15

 

4/2

Basic synthesizer and effect programming.

Assignments

 

Reaktor 4.

-Delay and transposition.
-Recorder Box (repetition).

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Integrate a sampler into your ensamble

 

Lesson 13

 

14/1

Basic synthesizer and effect programming.

 

Assignments

 

Reaktor 2

 

-Build an Envelop follower.

-Recorder Box.

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Build an envelop follower.

 

Programing and musical use to be presented next lesson.
 

 

Lesson 8

 

29/10

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.

Assignments

 

No lesson this week. Lesson is given week 18, as individual lessons.

 

 


 

 

 

Lesson 12

 

7/1

Basic synthesizer and effect programming.

Assignments

 

Reaktor 1

Reaktor basics.

Building a simple synthesizer.  (page 1-3)

Ringmodulation.

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-Build a simple ring modulator.
-Make a variation/expansion of the simple ringmodulator.

-Record a ringmodulation of your own using Recorder Box

 

Recording to be played next lesson

Basic synthesizer and effect programming.
Programming for live use.
Combine what you learnt so far and what you will learn the rest of the semester in a piece containing audio recordings, VSL tracks and your own Reaktor programing in to a composition of your own. To be played Lesson 17, 18/2.

 

Lesson 14

 

21/1

Basic synthesizer and effect programming.

Assignments

 

Reaktor 3

-Voice Combiner polyphony. (page 4-5)
-Using FMC10 foot controller.

-Tape Dec. (end of page)
-Discussing this section`s (Reaktor) assignment   
 and workload. To be played 4/3.

 

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 Program Reaktor interfacing with a MIDI Foot
 controller.

 

Lesson 16

 

11/2

 

Assignments

 

Reaktor 5

-Sampler.

Individual lessons to be scheduled.

 

 

Lesson 17

 

18/2

 

Assignments

 

Reaktor 6
Individual lesson (no lesson?).

 

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Small Reaktor study played Lesson 18


 

 

Lesson 18

 

4/3

 

Assignments

 

Reaktor 7

 

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Piece to be played

 

Lesson 19

 

11/3

 

Assignments

 

Recording one of your own pieces.
Recording in the studio, (repetition)

Recording in the recording rooms, (øverom).
Mobile recording.

 

Work plan.

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Record and edit one of your own pieces.
To be presented 20/5.

 

Lesson 20

 

25/3

 

Assignments

 

To be announced.

 

 

 

Lesson 21

 

15/4

Sampling

Assignments

 

Lesson on Internet/Skype/Video Sampling

 

Samplers. The near history.
 

Kontakt psge 1-2
 

IF SKYPE FREEZE. TURN OF the SKYPE COMPUTER AND TURN IT ON AGAIN. SKYPE STARTS AUTOMATICALLY!

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Find ONE interesting recording you already have done. Make a Kontakt Instrument with it.

If you don’t have an interesting recording, make one!
Use the different sampler modes (DFD Time Machine) and the Legato mode, and make a small interesting study.

 

Lesson 22

 

29/4

Sampling

Assignments

 

Lesson on Internet/Skype/Video Sampling

Kontakt page 1-3

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To be announced.
Assignment builds on previous assignment

 

Lesson 23

 

6/5

Mix

Assignments

 

More about mix.
Analyze a mix.

Also Individual lessons this week.

 

 

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Lesson 24

 

20/5

Mix

Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

Sampling.

 

Recording

 

Lesson 7

 

22/10

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.

Assignments

 

Piece to be played.
 

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Pieces to be played

 

 

Lesson 10

 

19/11

Basic MIDI and use of VST instruments.

Assignments

 

MIDI editing (possibly a short lesson)

-MIDI editing and drawing.

-MIDI editing advanced.

-FX track an sends to ad Reverb
 

 

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Make a study/composition using presets.

To be played lesson 12.