Music 65 / EE 65 Fall 2014 Assignments and Readings
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October 28

2nd Project reports due October 28, 3 pm (by email)

Read in course pack: Phasing
Read in course pack: Flanging
Lab: Work on Dahmani drums mix, be prepared to play it in class


October 23

Read in course pack: Dynamic range compression

2nd recording projects will be heard this afternoon.


October 21

Midterm is due Monday at 12 noon by email. No exceptions!

Read in course pack: Modeling plug-ins
Read in course pack: Advanced reverberation; Use Reverb like a Pro 1
Read on line: http://mixonline.com/live_sound/howto/ribbons_on_road/index2.html


October 16

Read: In course pack: history of sound recording (Wikipedia), “Canned Music on Trial” (text is duplicated)
• Moulton: Beyond Spectral Management

Read: Thompson ch 3, ch 11 through p. 245 (Harmonic Distortion), ch 12, ch 13

October 14

Read in course pack: Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop
• Audiante Dante white paper
• Strawn p 38-end
Read online: http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/digital_audio_transport_versatile_flexible_scalable_and_plenty_of_options/P3/ (just the first page)


October 9

Bring in second project proposals: 2-track session using up to six mics.

Read: Thompson ch 14
Read: in course pack Strawn: Digital Audio Concepts, through page 38 (dynamic range)


October 6 (Monday) at midnight

Write up your project. What, who, where, what mics, what techniques. Problems and solutions. Who did what on your team? Do you want to stay with your team?


October 2

Quiz is due by email Thursday at 12 noon; no exceptions! Bring your question sheet to class.

Read: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/audio/spk.html
Read: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/audio/cross.html
Read: on website: VRM Box User Guide pp 3-6
Read: Thompson pp 27 (Ampllifer)-31 (Computer), Chapter 4


September 25

Read: ProTools Reference Guide chapter 21 through “Loop Recording”; chapters 24 (skip MIDI parts) and 25
Read: White Chapters 10-12, 14

First Recording Project: 2-mic/2-track to ProTools. Due Thurs Oct 3.
Assignment: Meet with your team to plan and make a two-track recording. Must have at least two instruments, or guitar and voice, or drumset, or solo piano. You can play it yourself, or ask others (better!) to play while you record. Edit on the lab computer and make a 3-minute (more or less) version to play in class (although the original piece may be longer).


September 23

Meet with your team to plan and make a two-track recording. Must have at least two instruments, or guitar and voice, or drumset, or solo piano. You can play it yourself, or ask others (better!) to play while you record. Bring in your proposal on Tuesday.

Project is due October 2. Edit on a lab computer and make a 3-minute (more or less) version to play in class (although the original piece may be longer).

Read: White chaps 9, 13
Read: ProTools Reference Guide, read while looking at a Pro Tools session!
Applications>Pro Tools Reference Guide.pdf
chapters 2, 11, 12 (up to MIDI controls on p. 193; ; pp 210 (Menus)-212), 13.


September 18

Read: Thompson chap 7 (non-engineers can skip pp 150-158)
In course pack: Coincident or Near-Coincident Mic Placement Techniques, Spaced mic techniques

NOTE: 3:00 pm class meets in Fisher
6:00 pm class meets in Room 155


September 16

Read: Thompson, Chapter 2 through middle of p.22
Read: White, Chaps 5-8
Read in course pack: Why does Proximity Effect occur?
Read in course pack: Using DI Boxes


September 11

Read: Thompson pp 245 (middle)-258, 315-329 (middle)
Read: White chapters 1-4
Read in course pack: Room modes


September 9

Read: Thompson, pp 106-120; 207-217, 222-229 (middle).
Read: http://www.ethanwiner.com/believe.html
Read in course pack: "The Big Misconception"

Read in course pack: "Why Gear Doesn't Matter"


September 4

NOTE: Attendance at the evening session on September 4 is requested of ALL students.

Read: Thompson "Understanding Audio" Chapter 5, through p. 105.
Study in the course pack: frequency and loudness charts
Read in the course pack: “MIT finds new hearing mechanism”
Read in the course pack: “iPod trend brings spike in noise-induced hearing loss.”
Read in the course pack: “How Hearing Works”