DMA 3480 Spring ’16
Advanced Audio Production – MIDI Production and Synthesis
Students will learn how to produce digital music and sound art using advanced MIDI production and sound synthesis tools including Ableton Live and Max7. Emphasis will be placed on producing professional quality digital audio projects.
This course provides a high-impact classroom experience that includes practice in digital music production, sampling, sound synthesis, sound art performance, MIDI hardware and software, and sound design. Students will learn the theory and history of electronic music production and apply that knowledge to their creative projects.
The DMA Tech office will be open the following hours for Fall Semester 2016:
M – F 10:30am – 12:30am
M – Th, Sunday 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
F 3:00pm – 5:00pm
(poster by McKinley Larson)
The MakerLab is underway and will be outfitted with soldering stations, Arduinos, sensors, and actuators by the end of the semester. In the meantime, check out the new MakerBot in action above!
This course introduces students to established and emerging practices in physical computing. Physical computing is an important and evolving branch of digital media arts that explores the many ways humans interact with machines to enhance creative expression and production.
In this course, students will employ advanced digital tools to harness real-world data, such as environmental conditions and human interaction, to create and manipulate video, audio, 3D animation, and other contemporary forms of digital media. Students will gain basic electronics, programming, and design skills through soldering logic circuits, interfacing sensors and actuators with Arduino microcontrollers, building multimedia software applications, and using 3D printers to manufacture physical interfaces for their interactive creations.
You will get a kit containing essential tools, components, and an Arduino that you get to keep after the class.
The ACTC Film Festival is accepting submissions! Don’t miss this opportunity to get your work seen by the larger community.
Deadline to enter is Sep 30.
More info can be found on the festival website.
We’re excited to announce DMA’s first annual Raspberry Pi contest. To sign up, fill out the entry form.
Interested in designing soundtracks for motion pictures? Check out the Sound for Moving Image class, coming Spring ’15:
This course will provide students the fundamental skills necessary to engineer and produce all aspects of the motion picture soundtrack. Students will produce a series of audio post-production projects, culminating in a final project in which a complete, professional sound track is designed from the ground up. Topics include production (location) sound, Foley recording and editing, dialog recording and editing, sound effects (SFX) design, sound design, automated dialog replacement (ADR), music editing, microphone and recording techniques, synchronization, working with clients, and production workflow.
Ben Burtt says you should sign up.