|Music 65 / EE 65 Fall 2012 Assignments and Readings|
due on the date specified
Listen to these files (Use good speakers or headphones!): http://www.tufts.edu/programs/mma/mrap/SOS-Compression-Apr12
Read in course pack: "Surround Variations"
Read in course pack: Synchronization and timecode basics, SMPTE Time Code Tutorial
Lab: fix the tracks in the New Melodyne session.
Read in course pack: Tutorial: Technology of MIDI (four parts)
Read in course pack: Tutorial: History of MIDI
Third Recording Project proposal must be emailed to me by noon
Monday, November 5
Project must involve at least four instruments, not including vocal, and must involve overdubbing. Due Thursday, November 15.
Lab: Mix "Dahmani Drums" and/or the "Blues Session" in ProTools, and bounce to 2 tracks. Be prepared to present c. 30 seconds of your mix in class.
course pack: Celemony Melodyne DNA Editor (review from Sound On Sound)
Read in course pack: Plug-in Design: Modelling
Read: http://www.izotope.com/support/help/alloy/index.html, all pages under Introduction, Alloy Modules, and Meters.
Read Pro Tools Reference Guide chapter 46
Read online: http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Phasing http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Flanging
answers are due by 12:00 noon, Monday, October 29, in Prof. Lehrman's mailbox.
Be sure to bring your exam question sheet to class on Tuesday.
Writeups of second recording projects are due in Prof. Lehrman's mailbox by noon Tuesday.
Read Pro Tools Reference Guide chapters 43, 45
Read in course pack: Dynamic range compression
Read in course pack:
Advanced reverberation, Use Reverb like a Pro 1
Read (Applications>Peak Docs) Peak 6 User Guide, pp. 117-top of 127; Burning Audio CDs.pdf tutorial
Read: Pro Tools
Reference Guide, Chap 21 pp. 433-449, Chap 22 pp. 463 (loop recording)-468
(Recording from a Digital source), chaps 40, 44
Yamaha 01V96 manual -- http://www.tufts.edu/programs/mma/mrap/01V96V2E1.pdf -- Chapter 5
In course pack: Moulton: Beyond Spectral Management
Read: Thompson ch 3, ch 11 through p. 245 (Harmonic Distortion), ch 12, ch
In course pack: history of sound recording (Wikipedia), “Canned Music on Trial” (text is duplicated)
Read in course
Audibility of a CD-Standard A/D/A Loop
Strawn p 38-end
Meet with your team and discuss second recording project: multimic 2-track session in Pro Tools. Start recording after Tuesday’s class. Due 10/25
Read: Thompson ch
Read in course pack Strawn: Digital Audio Concepts, through page 38 (dynamic range)
Type up project reports: due Tuesday at noon by email. Example report here
Quiz is due in Prof.
Lehrman's mailbox by 12 noon!
Remember to bring in your quiz paper.
Read: Thompson, Chapter 4
Read on website: VRM Box User Guide pp 3-6
Read Thompson pp 27 (Ampllifer)-31 (Computer)
ProTools Reference Guide chapter 22 through “Loop Recording” on
p. 463; chapters 25 (skip MIDI parts on pp 517-521) and 26 (up to p
Read:White Chapters 10-12, 14
Due Thursday, October 4:
First Recording Project: 2-mic/2-track to ProTools. (Due Thurs Oct 4) 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. Bring in your proposal on Thursday. 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).
White chaps 9, 13
Read: on the computers in the lab, while looking at a Pro Tools session:
Applications>Digidesign>Documentation>ProTools>Pro Tools Reference Guide.pdf
chapters 2, 11, 12 (pp 179-middle of 184; pp 198- middle of 199), 13.
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
Read: White, Chaps 5, 6, 8
Read in course pack: Why does Proximity Effect occur?
Read in course pack: Using DI Boxes
Read: Thompson pp
Read: White chapters 1-4
Read in course pack: Room modes
Thompson, Chapter 5.
Read: Thompson, pp 207-217, 222-229.
Read in course pack: "The Big Misconception"
NOTE: Attendance at the evening session on September 6 is requested of all students.
Thompson "Understanding Audio" Chapter
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”