Music 65 / EE 65 Fall 2013 Assignments and Readings
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December 3

Read online:

November 26

Read in course pack: Mix—The Biq Squeeze

November 21

Read in course pack: Surround Variations

November 19

Read in course pack: Synchronization and timecode basics, SMPTE Time Code Tutorial

Final project proposal: due by email, Monday 9 pm
3rd project writeup: due Tuesday by class time (also email)

November 14

Read in course pack: Tutorial—Technology of MIDI (four parts)

November 12

Lab: Use Melodyne to fix the tracks in the "New Melodyne Demo" session on the server.

Read: on computers Applications>Melodyne Single Track>Melodyne Editor>Manual_Melodyne_editor_English.pdf, pp. 12-29

Read in course pack: Celemony Melodyne DNA Editor (review in Sound On Sound)
Read:, all pages under Introduction, Alloy Modules, and Meters.

November 7

Lab: Do a mix of the blues ProTools session. Bounce to 2 tracks. Be prepared to present your mix.

November 5

Read Pro Tools Reference Guide chapters 42, 44, 45
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 in course pack: Dynamic range compression
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October 29

Midterm exam is due Monday at 12 noon in the instructor's mailbox. No exceptions!
Bring your question sheet to class on Tuesday.

Second recording project writeup—bring to class.

October 24

Read: in course pack, "Beyond Spectral Management"
Read: Pro Tools Reference Guide, Chap 20 (starting at Record Modes), Chap 21 pp. 469 (loop recording)-474 (up to Recording from a Digital source), chaps 39, 43
Read: Yamaha 01V96 manual (pdf on site) chap 5

October 17 (no class Tuesday—Monday schedule)

Read: Thompson ch 3, ch 11 through p. 245 (Harmonic Distortion), ch 12, ch 13
In course pack: history of sound recording (Wikipedia); “Canned Music on Trial”

October 10

Read in course pack: 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 10/24

October 8

Read: Thompson ch 14
Read in course pack Strawn: Digital Audio Concepts, through page 38 (dynamic range)
Write up project reports: due Tuesday at noon by email. Example report here

October 3

Quiz is due in Prof. Lehrman's mailbox by 12 noon!
Remember to bring in your quiz paper to class.

Read: Thompson, Chapter 4

October 1

Read on website: VRM Box User Guide pp 3-6
Read Thompson pp 27 (Amplifier)-31 (Computer)

Lab: listen to the stereo piano recordings from last year (on the server: 2012-09...) and be prepared to talk about them.

September 26

Read: ProTools Reference Guide chapter 21 through “Loop Recording” on p. 469; chapters 24 (skip MIDI parts on pp 523-526) and 25
Read: White Chapters 10-12, 14

First Recording Project: 2-mic/2-track to ProTools. Proposal due Sep 26 before class, project 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 24

Read: White chaps 9, 13
Read: on the computers in the lab, while looking at a Pro Tools session:
Applications>Avid>Pro Tools>Documentation>ProTools>Pro Tools Reference Guide.pdf
Chapters 2, 11, 12 (pp. 183-193 [MIDI Controls] and pp. 210 [Menus]-212), and 13.

September 19

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 17

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 12

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

September 10

Read: Thompson, pp 106-120; 207-217, 222-229.
Read in course pack: "The Big Misconception"

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September 5

NOTE: Attendance at the evening session on September 5 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”