Digital Audio

Workshops Digital Audio
Making music, publishing podcasts and creating other digital-audio productions is more accessible then ever before. With products like Apple Garageband, audio production for the amateur audiophile is as easy is the click of a mouse button. For the more adventurous, you can learn the basics of audio-recording, MIDI sequencing and loop-based music creation in the overview workshop for LST's state of the art Sound Studio. Once you've tackled these basics, you can turn it up notch or two, by learning, the industry-standard applications, ProTools, Logic and Reason.

Apple GarageBand

Apple GarageBand is an excellent amateur digital audio-editing program. With GarageBand you can record music, mix pre-recorded music, and create podcasts. In this workshop, you will learn how to create podcasts, mix and loop music, and add audio tracks to video. Other topics include creating sound effects, sequencing MIDI files, exporting to iTunes, and microphone setup.
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Apple Logic Studio

Apple's Logic is a professional-grade software suite for audio recording, synthesis, composition and production. With wide range of built-in software instruments, effect plug-ins, loops and more, Logic give you everything you need to make music in one massive package. In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to get started making music with Logic.
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ProTools is the industry standard for audio production. From a simple interview to the sound effects for a full-length film, ProTools can handle it all. In this introductory workshop, you will learn the basic functions of audio production and audio editing with ProTools. You will also discover how to add effects and how to bounce your finished audio. Record a karaoke session! Create the sound of a crowded room with only a few voices. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn one of the most powerful audio programs on the market.
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Audacity is a free, open-source audio editor that is great for any simple audio editing tasks. From recording song demos to podcasting, Audacity gives you the tools you need for any basic sound project. This workshop will walk you though common recording and editing tasks in Audacity.
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Sound Studio Overview

The Sound Studio, located in Odegaard Library, is a valuable resource for individuals looking to record, create, and edit digital audio. In this overview workshop, learn the basics of creating no-frills audio content, which among other things, can be distributed via the Web. Our student instructors will walk you through the fundamentals of audio hardware, and introduce you to the available digital audio software environments.
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Reason is one of the most comprehensive digital music composition programs available. In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to get a basic sequence started. You will also get an overview of all the devices, from drum machines to analog synthesizer modules. This workshop is designed for beginners and no prior sequencing experience is necessary.
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