Music Production

Module code: W3079
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module builds upon the knowledge gained in the Studio Recording module, but the focus here is on composition and music production in modern recording studios. The module will introduce techniques used in typical digital audio workstation software, such as ProTools, Ableton Live and Logic, as applied in musical composition that includes composition for film. The workflow using software with open architecture digital mixers is introduced and practiced. Virtual instruments, sound effects, outboard effects and mastering tools will be used to gain high quality and professional sound in the recordings. 

In this module you will do weekly exercises in diverse techniques of music production and make a creative project where you put the learned skills into practice.

Module learning outcomes

  • identify key techniques of music production in digital audio workstations
  • complete a professional mix, mastering and post-production of a track utilising appropriate distribution formats
  • confidently use digital audio workstation software in combination with programmable open architecture digital mixers
  • summarise and have a working knowledge of the function of the main audio processing effects used in digital audio workstations