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Music Technology (SOU268)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description A practical opportunity to develop music technology skills that can be applied in creative media, multimedia, screen and sound production. Topics include sampling, synthesis, loop-based composition, mixing and remixing. Historical and technological developments will be viewed along with the influence of pioneering artists and their work. Combining analysis and hands-on content creation, the emphasis is on creative skills and familiarity with the tools to create audio and musical content for various media.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Understand key historical and technological developments in the modern music technology chronology.
2. Analyse sonic artefacts, especially produced music, with a critical awareness of audio production techniques and creative audio technology strategies.
3. Work competently and creatively with digital audio workstation technologies, including the sequencer, the musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), software instrument emulations, software synthesis and sampling to complete audio production briefs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 8 x 1 hour; workshops: 12 x 2 hours
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is a foundation for understanding and embarking on musical-technological creativity. Learning is carried out through the use of various technological interfaces. Students have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own musical creativity via engagement with music technology. Learning is informed by the socio-historical development of technology and its high profile adopters.
Other Learning Experiences Online tutorial content.
Assessment Assessment tasks can include a midi and sequencing composition, an original sample composition and a remix/mash up project in collaboration with a local record label. Students are also able to participate in weekly quizzes as a regular supervised assessment.
Prerequisites SOU101 Introduction to Audio Production or SOU214 Sound Production.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC268 Music Technology may not enrol in this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
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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Dr Simon Order
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7838
e: s.order@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.068 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Simon Order
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7838
e: s.order@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.068 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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