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Introduction to Audio Production (SOU101)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This is a content creation-focused unit that introduces the principles of analogue audio which relate to all types of audio production. Digital audio theory and newer audio technologies such as MIDI, digital audio workstations and virtual instruments are also introduced. Audio technologies offering less traditional types of composition strategies and manipulation are also explored. The unit is set against the background of an emerging research area centred on what it means to be a digital musician or audio producer.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour; workshops: 1.5 hours.
Other Learning Experiences This unit enhances the learning experiences by introducing tablet-based audio technology, as a consequence the metaphor of the computer as a tool is emphasised. Outcomes centre around creative use rather than learning how to operate software suites.
Prerequisites Nil.
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Appears in these Minors Sound Production
Sound Studies
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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