Blog 3 20/09/2017

I have 26 week to complete my FMP ( final major project). In which i will have to do a minimum of 20 minutes of contrasting material.

First of all for the next 3 weeks I will learn more about working in a studio so that I can increase my knowledge on this area so that I can help other people produce their music if they asked me to.

Then the next 2/3 weeks I am going to find inspiration into what kind of music I would want to make and also try and get a couple of people to help me out by making loops on instruments so that i can use them in my FMP.

Furthermore i would like to produce some of the performances music and also would like to hear some of the performances demo’s .




Blog 2 Presentation on three subjects

Today i had to give a presentation about three subjects that i had to research.The subjects that i was researching were the History of the piano, History of the synth and how to run a record label. As i was doing the research for the subjects I had to figure what questions to ask about each subject and what would be my method to research the subjects. There were 2 options on how to get information on the subjects Research-Action or Action-Research.I then had to do a swot ( Strengths,Weaknesses,Opportunities and Threats) for each subject. When I gave the presentation I was a little bit anxious about talking about the presentation because i am not confident in front of the camera and talking in front of the camera.I was sometimes stuttering throughout the presentation.


BLOG 1 21/09/17

This year, we are working towards the final major project in which i have to do 15 mins of material which is recorded and mastered. I am slightly worried about doing this project because my knowledge of mastering and EQ and using The studio. For some time now i have been trying to decide what genre to do. My interest are in hip-hop,jazz and 80’s music. I want to learn how to play an instrument and would like to improve my knowledge of a music studio so that when working in a music studio so that I can back my abilities in a music studio.   

Synthesis Week 1

This week we started to look at synthesis and sampling. One of the first things we looked at was the variety of options of the synthesiser. this picture shows the ES1 a synth on logic. The ES1 is a subtractive synth and is made up of the OSCILLATOR,ENVELOPE,AMPLIFIER,FILTER and LFO. 

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Oscillator-The Oscillator generates the sound using present waveforms as the basis or stating point for the sound. on the Es1 there are 2 oscillators and has a choice of square waves, sawtooth, triangle waves or sine waves.

Amplifier-The amplifier is used to control the output of the volume of the synth.Also you can control the range of volume you can have by moving the tow blue arrows up and down.

Filter-the Filter is a modifier and changes the sound by removing frequencies from the original wave form.On the ES1 you have a low pass filter which when closed it removes the higher frequencies.Also the filter can control tone via the cutoff dial with the resonance.

LFO-LFOs provide control of three main parameters; the wave shape, its rate and its amount. With these controls, you can radically change your vibrato effect. Subtractive synthesisers often provide more than one LFO so that you can control modules with different wave shapes, rates and amounts but the concept is always the same.