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Electronic Music Production

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This course will assist students to develop skills in using technology that will enhance and inspire their composing and develop their live electronic music skills.

Students will be introduced to a range of audio technologies and gain a basic proficiency in electronic music production, editing and mixing experience. Working in the Conservatorium’s sound studios, students will learn how to create electronic music projects with various software such as Max/MSP, Cubase Ableton and Reaper for sound design and sequencing. There will be an opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of music technology by realising their own works.

By the end of this course students will have developed:

  • proficiency with software used for music production, editing and mixing and the ability to transfer the knowledge gained to other platforms
  • a basic competency in digital studio techniques and the ability to create diverse electronic music settings
  • a technical and creative confidence with music technology in the studio environment


Week 1 Technology and the musician. Working in the studio. How can technology enhance composition
and music production.
Week 2 Digital Theory: sampling theorem, bit depth and sample rates. Digital audio Workstations.
MIDI vs Audio.
Week 3 Sound Design for Electronic Music Production
Week 4 Overview of the Signal Path in a Studio
Week 5 Recording and Mixing (Pro Tools and Logic)
Week 6 Overview of Sound Effects
Week 7 Introduction to Interactive Music with Max/MSP
Week 8 Live sound installations and interactive music