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Spring 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Music Production Using Pro Tools

Date

February 8-May 9, 2021

Course Code

7081

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

This course will focus on recording and producing music with Pro Tools, the industry-standard professional music production software. Participants will record audio with microphones, MIDI from the electronic keyboard, and make extensive use of software instruments. This course is designed for the elementary and secondary music educator interested in making professional sounding recordings of his/her ensembles and integrating music production into the music curriculum. Basic computer literacy is required for this course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain how digital audio works.
  • Setup a new Pro Tools recording system.
  • Navigate and use the three primary modes (slip, shuffle and grid) and three primary tools (trim, selection and grabber) to edit audio/MIDI recordings in Pro Tools.
  • Automate volume, panning and effect parameters.
  • Effectively use EQ, compression, delay and reverb plug-ins.
  • Describe and implement multiple stereo recording techniques.
  • Create a rough mix using track grouping, submixing and a master fader.
  • Use audio-suite effects to fix pitch mistakes.
  • Effectively select and record with microphones.
  • Record and edit MIDI in conjunction with software instruments.
  • Utilize existing loops and create new sampled loops to generate interesting musical material.
  • Develop a budget for recording equipment.

Requirements

Chat Session

TBD

Prerequisites

None

Required Text(s)

Mixing in Pro Tools: Skill Pack
by Brian Smithers
(Cengage)

Software/Hardware Requirements

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. 

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com

Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion.  If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

Instructor

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