Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Effects: Double click track icon

Loop Browser Button

Cycle Region - on the transport

Loop Pointer - top right of a loop region/block. drag it to the rig to repeat

TAKES indicator - top eft of a loop region/block. When recording a take continues to the end of a cycle

ALT drag to create a copy of the region

SPLIT: cursor position. Edit | Split

Track | Show Arrange Track
Drag to size of region you want, then double click to name

Select a track. Press A to add automation lanes to that track.
Now you can create envelopes for volume, pan, etc.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Week 2 - Practical

Script 1
- introduce yourself 30 secs
- review of points from lecture
- structure of a script
- review of first iteration

St. versus Saint
Reading is not good. Speaking /talking is. It’s more personal.
Nervous – get over this with practice
Confidence is good. Over Confident = arrogant = bad
Tongue n’ cheek – can be humorous but can be misinterpreted
Speaking fast -> short
First person / third person – text must be all the same
Targeted delivery: natural v put on
Short is easier to fix than long
Long leads to speaking too fast. Try rewording instead
Good ending – finish on laugh
Humor / not to offend

- Second iteration
Slowed down
Rhythm / flow
The way it’s written stops you saying it correctly – Use the Voiceover Script Template

– Use the Voiceover Script Template
rewrite script using this template

Week 2 - Lecture

Writing for the ear.
Script Writing

First Class

Overview of module content, requirements, practicals and assignments for the semester.

Module descriptor handed out in class.

Entertainment Systems

Welcome to the Entertainment Systems Students taking this module in semester 1 2009-2010.

Monday, April 27, 2009


An organised CD disc containing all work done this year including learning log should be handed into School of Science Office.

Make sure name, student number, email, contact telephone number are included.

Make sure your disc is finalized.

Due MONDAY 27 April

Where required, I will contact students to make arrangements to go through work. This may not be required for all students.

Week 12 - Practical

- Compilation & airing of the last assignment (beat matched radio music promo)
- Ableton Live - Warping Audio / identify loops - Save to Audition
- Redo the assignment in Ableton

Week 12 - Lecture

Summary Notes on:

-Sound FX
-Lossy/Lossless File Compression

portfolio of all work done this year due at weekend.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 11 - Lecture

Push v Pull
Subscribe / Unsubscribe
Podcasting = broadcasting + ipod
Podcasting = Time shifted listening.
Channel + episode

week 10 - Practical

Hour 1 & 2
Creating Sample Loops

Hour 3
Ableton Live Drum Clips / Patterns / Loops

Week 11 - Practical

Hour 1 & 2
Delay Effects
Filter effects

download the zip files from moodle in Notes & lectures.
Unzip and go through each document.

On screen example
take a tuner, generate some silence at the end.
Apply some flange or phaser followed by reverb or echo.

Hour 3
Effect | Pitch Shifter

blogs / RSS feeds - preparation for Podcasting

Monday, March 23, 2009

Week 10 - Lecture

Review of Exam Paper from 2006

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lecture 9

physics classroom (continued)

Sound Waves
- intervals
- db scale
- intensity

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Practical 9

Music Radio Mashup

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lecture 8

Sounds Waves

- Sound Waves - crest, trough
- Amplitude
- Frequency

Practicals Week 8

Hour 1
- Recording, Ripping CDs
- Audio Compression (MP3, MP3 Pro, WMA, AAC)

Hour 2
- Generating Sound

Hour 3
- Sound FX (Amplitude)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Practical 7

HOURS1 & 2

Digital Audio Fundamentals (Audiocours.exe)
- Audition Help
- note help topic for Digital Audio Primer
- note help topic for Digital Audio Glossary

Loop / Riff Based Composition
- Adobe Audition Help - Loops (search for "synchronize loops" if help contents are not displayed)
- first sample sets tempo
- Bars / Beats
- Snapping
- Session Properties panel
- metronome
- key
- tempo
- File | Export (change to 16 bit)


Creating CEL files
Preparing for Audition Mashups

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lecture 6

Intro to Riff/Loop Based Editing/Composition


Practical week 6

Introduction to 7ZIP
how to prepare & submit assignment

Practicals week 5

Assignment 1 /
script writing & recording of voiceovers

Lecture 5

Announcement of Assignment 1


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Practicals/Studio Hours - Week 4

PC sound mixer
Multi track view
Adding a backing track

Lecture 4

Recording Voiceovers parts 2 & 3
Multi tracking operations

Practicals/Studio Hours - Week 3

Working with multimedia files in labs
Introduction to Adobe Audition - File View
Editing in File View

Re-Recording of your personal introduction scripts
Edited, normalised, compressed WAV files

Lecture 3

What is Sound?
Attributes Of Sound
- Frequency Hz
- Amplitude dB
- Waves

Monday, January 19, 2009

Practicals/Studio Hours - Week 2

Hours 1&2:
introduction to voiceover script template format
review of scripts
convert to new voiceover script template

final script in word format
printout of voiceover script

Hour 3
Record voiceovers in Vibe FM studios

Script voiceovers recorded as WAV file(s)

Lecture 2

- Writing for the Ear
- Recording your voice in the studio Part a

Practicals/Studio Hours - Week 1

Writing audio scripts.

Write a script to introduce yourself which should last for 20-30 secs.

ver 1/2 of your script

Lecture 1

Overview & introduction to the module


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