Unit 7: Introducing Music Sequencing
Digital technology is a huge part of the music that surrounds us in the 21st century.
In this unit, you will be using sequencing software packages to create music in response to a realistic, music-industry-led brief.
You will learn how software is now capable of producing high-quality music that even recently was only possible with large and expensive hardware-based systems. For instance, mobile devices contain more powerful music creation software than was commercially available even a decade ago.
You will learn how to create music using a variety of sources, including loops and software instruments. You will edit your music by the application of different processes such as quantisation, looping and note editing, and enhance the sound by the addition of appropriate plug-in effects such as reverb, delay and distortion. You will then learn how to create a final mix that will become a completed audio file. As you learn through experiencing and using the software, you will gain an understanding of the roles of
different software tools, leading to the production of music that uses the full functionality of the software available.
You will use your knowledge to create either original music or a creative arrangement of music already written by others.
In this unit you will:
A explore music sequencing techniques
B use music sequencing software to create music.