Project Two: Due Tuesday November 15th (see UPDATE)

UPDATE: The Project Two due date–originally Thursday Nov. 10th–has been moved to Tuesday Nov. 15th.

As with Project One, your primary goal should be to create something musically engaging (both to us and to you), something beyond the technical focus of the assignments. The duration should be between 3 and 5 minutes.

I would suggest one of two general approaches:

– Given new software and means (MIDI, application interconnectivity, etc), continue your work from the first project, expanding upon or reworking materials or ideas from your initial piece, making it better, fixing both technical and musical issues.
РUse this project as an opportunity to experiment and explore a new idea, perhaps looking toward the final project and concert.

With respect to software requirements, I recommend you use any and all of the tools at your disposal, meaning those wet have rebooked together in the class but also those your may have discovered on your own. If your are looking for specific functionality not available to your with these tools, please do ask and wet can point you in the right direction.

As with Project One, here are several ideas:

1. Create a song using Live’s “Sessions” view, triggering scenes and clips to develop and realize your piece. As we have discovered Live presents a remarkably flexible and powerful environment, a self-contained compositional toolkit.

2. Using Reason as an additional sound resource, create a mix/song/pastiche using Live along with Reason connected via Rewire, utilizing the benefits of both.

Your final project will take the form of a WAV of AIFF audio file (no project files necessary). You may include a short prose description with your upload, as you see fit. As always, please identify yourself in the name of the file by including your NetID as part of its title.

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