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H4n portable recorders, data transfer to lab systems

There are two methods for transferring audio data from the portable recorders available from the Cox Music Library reservation desk:

  1. Transfer the data using the supplied mini USB cable.
  2. Remove the SDCARD from the recorder and connect it directly to the iMac computers (the port is found, awkwardly) on the back)

09/14/2017 Class Materials Morning Section

File to download.

Are stereo files ok for the upcoming assignment?

I have my own Tascam handheld recorder, which records in stereo. Is it ok to submit stereo files or should I just submit one of the channels? Thanks.

09.07.2017 Materials [Afternoon]

Lincoln Hall Sound Walk (right+click and Save as…to download)

Morning section Sept 6. Material to download

File to download 

 

John Cage

I was pleased in this afternoon’s lecture for John Cage to have come up in our discussion. Today is, in fact, the composer’s birthday! To celebrate, here are two pieces of his to enjoy:

WATER WALK

SONATA V FROM SONATAS AND INTERLUDES

Re: HW1; What does “cleanly edited” mean exactly?

In the description for HW1 is the following sentence: “The resulting audio file should be approximately 10-15 seconds long, cleanly edited and ready for us to listen.” Could you expand upon what ‘cleanly edited’ entails (are fade-ins/fade-out required? Should we be editing out any extraneous noise and/or breath sounds etc….)? My initial thought is that this assignment is more about learning how to capture a good signal rather than audio editing, but I’d like to be sure. Thanks.

Language and Voice as Sound [Afternoon Section 08.31.2017]

Hell everyone! Here are the materials we are using for today’s class. The link to download a recording of Neil Armstrong on the moon and a file drop for sharing our work with each other.

“One small step for [a] man…”


Also, here are the listening materials:

Steve Reich, Come Out (1966)

Check out an interesting article about this piece here.

Dennis DeSantis, Five Minutes, Today, Forever. (2006)

With material taken from a quote by Reagan, “We begin bombing in 5 mins…”

 

Question about questions

If we have questions about class topics, homework etc…., is this an appropriate forum for which to get answers from the Professor and/or the TA’s?

Edward Fang – Assignment 0

Hello!

My name is Edward Fang and I’m a senior studying information sciences in Arts and Sciences. I use to play piano and viola, but was much more active as a singer, in both my high school acapella group as well as my school chorus. Since coming to college, I have stopped being so active in my creative extra-curriculars, but I love listening to music. While I mostly listen to EDM, I enjoy all types of genres including, classical, hip hop, folk, and musicals.

I have always been interested in music production and have tried on my own to learn a couple times, but I had always felt that I was missing some fundamental understanding of digital music production. As a result, I am currently taking this class to explore the area of music production as well as to gain a proper understanding of how digital music is produced.

I can’t wait to see what this class has in store as well as what everyone comes of with!

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