Core Module Information
Module title: Music Technology and Live Performance

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08152
Module leader: Andrew Samson
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: Ability to use a computer-based MIDI workstation to synthesise, develop and refine musical ideas; ability to use a computer-based MIDI workstation in creative, non-routine contexts. Ability to use a Digital Audio Workstation for basic recording, editing and mixing of performances; ability to use appropriate terminology for common studio workflows, terms and personnel. AND Pre-requisite: [Module MUS07142] Music Technologies: Making Music with Technology

Description of module content:

This module is designed to extend your knowledge in the creative and practical use of music software, associated software controllers, and recording studio skills. Through lab-based classes and practical tasks you will further develop your knowledge of software functionality, build confidence in its use, and develop workflows that are appropriate to your musical interests and goals. Through studio-based classes and practical tasks, you will further develop your knowledge of recording studio activities. This module also introduces the concept of music software in the context of live performance which will enable you to explore and develop new approaches to enhancing the musical elements of solo or ensemble performances. Students on this module will explore:File management and workflow; MIDI sequencing, quantizing and editing; arrangement; region and track based automation parameters; MIDI effects; audio recording, editing and manipulation; effects plugins and software instruments; efficient session management; mic?ing techniques; studio workflows; software controllers; live manipulation of instruments and effects; audio interfaces; studio techniques for live performance.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Make extensive use of a DAW and studio techniques to express musical ideas.

LO2: Explore and develop methods of using a computer-based DAW in non-routine contexts.

LO3: Combine and extend recording studio skills.

LO4: Perform with music software in live ensemble contexts.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Samson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 8
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1, 3 6
Portfolio 25 1, 2, 3 14/15
Class Test 25 1, 3 23
Portfolio 25 1, 2, 4 34
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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