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MUSC8041 - Music & Technology 5

Title:Music & Technology 5
Long Title:Music & Technology 5
Module Code:MUSC8041
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: HUGH MC CARTHY
Module Description: Recording & Electronic Music. This module enables the learner to develop skills in the recording studio and audio manipulation techniques for sound design and the creation of electronic music compositions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically discuss and describe the history of the recording studio and its equipment.
LO2 Creatively utilise samples and other resources to compose soundscapes and other electronic music media.
LO3 Competently produce audio recordings using a variety of industry standard hardwares and softwares.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

13193 MUSC7025 Music & Technology 4
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
17518 MUSC8129 Digital Music Production

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Historical context of recording, both in the studio and the field.
Microphones in the Recording Studio
Mic positioning in the Studio situation. Mic choices in the Studio situation.
Simple Recording
Analogue recording. Location (mobile) recording with limited resources. Recording with hand-held devices.
Electro-acoustic Music
Use of DAWs and several other audio manipulation softwares.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Electronic Composition 1: Games and Soundtracks 2,3 25.0 Week 7
Project Electronic Composition 2: Electroacoustic Soundscapes 2,3 25.0 Sem End
Project Recording Project 1,3 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Lecture / Lab / Seminar delivery 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Recording Studio Training 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alec Nisbett 2003, Sound Studio: Audio techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording, Seventh Edition (Sound Studio), 7th Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0240519116]
  • Brian C. J. Moore 2012, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, Emerald Group Publishing Limited [ISBN: 978-1780520384]
  • Ken Greenebaum (Editor), Ronen Barzel (Editor) 2004, Audio Anecdotes II: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio, A K Peters/CRC Press [ISBN: 978-1568812144]
  • Curtis Roads... [et al.] 1994, The computer music tutorial, MIT Press Cambridge, Mass. [ISBN: 978-0262680820]
  • Robin Beauchamp 2013, Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 9780240824987]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GPOPM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music 5 Mandatory
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 5 Elective

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