Digital Production and Beat Design I

`Seminar, four hours. Course 116A is requisite to 116B. Recommended: course 107A. Introduction to contemporary digital production through mastery of beat-driven musical textures. Use of digital audio workstations, plugins and hardware, creation of live performance rigs controlling sound and vision. Students develop proficiency in key styles of beat-oriented popular music, including hip-hop, electronic dance music, pop, and experimental rhythm and blues. Principles of analog and digital synthesis, creation of sound libraries, composing for film and digital media. Sound amplification and integration of live performance with digital sound. Electronically submitted final project. P/NP or letter grading.