This introductory module provides students with an overview of the key aspects associated with recording. Students gain an insight into the basic functionality of microphones and are guided on how to utilize them properly with modern recording interfaces. Students also get the opportunity to begin learning how to use and operate the software programs commonly used in both home based and commercial recording studios.
DIGITAL WORKSTATION 101
The Digital Workstation module is designed to give students an overview of the various working practices and compositional techniques that are used by many of the music industries leading professionals. Students will initially be introduced to MIDI controllers and guided on how to use these devices from a compositional standpoint. Students will also gain familiarity with sequencing, sampling, drum programming and virtual instruments so that they can begin producing material for their own musical portfolios.
INTRODUCTION TO MIXING
The introduction to mixing module provides students with an overview of the fundamental aspects and approach procedure's which underlie the art of mixing digital audio. Here students gain the knowledge required for identifying and rectifying many of the problematic issues which aspiring producers encounter when trying to mix their musical material. They are also guided on how to avoid potential pit falls which can often compromise the quality of their final mixes.
In this module students are introduced to various types of plug-ins. Particular emphasis is placed on the unique functions associated with each plug-in and how these functions impact on the alteration of sound signals. The main aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of how sound can be manipulated in a creative manner and to help them identify which plug-ins are most appropriate for achieving specific sound effects.
Here at MPI we provide a range of software modules that are designed to teach students any software program of their choice. Each of our modules teach students the core operational skills and production techniques associated with their elected software program. This includes aspects such as session & audio file management, shortcut commands, tracking, and session layouts. Students can chose from any of the following software programs: Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Ableton, Reason or FL Studio.