Recording Arts

In Recording Arts, students will be using technology to create music. Topics covered will include Digital Audio Workstation, MIDI, music fundamentals, recording techniques, audio editing, and careers in music technology. Students will develop skills in expression through sound, the creative process, and self-evaluation. Students will create a wide variety of literature through the year.  The curriculum is based on the Washington State Learning Standards.  

Assignment 2/12: Create an original composition using Ableton Live.  
    Piece must contain only samples that you collected.
    Must me 90-120 seconds.
    Form must me intro-ABABCB-outro
    create a drum beat from sounds made from non tradition instruments
    use a least 5 samples to create the other tracks in the song.
   Due Friday

Here is an article about mixing:  Mixing Tips

Here is an article outlining salaries for careers in music:  Music Career Salaries

Here is a video about mixing board basics:

Here is a video about setting up an audio interface with Live:

Here is a video about using Abletons's Vocoder:

Ableton- Getting Started

Here is an article about creating soundtracks:
Here is an article on compression:
Here is a html version of a Roland 909 drum machine:
Here is an article about different types of microphones:
Here is a video about being an audio engineer:
Here is an interesting site that looks at music composition:
Here is an article about recording guitar.
Here is a video about using one mic to  record guitar
Here is another article about recording guitar
Here is an article about recording vocals
Here is another.
Here is yet another.
Here are the tracks for Tears in the Rain
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