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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Music Technology 2
Module Code MC223X
School 59
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jenna Harris
Semester 2: Jenna Harris
Autumn: Jenna Harris
Module TeachersShane Latimer
Jenna Harris
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Building from MU TE1, this is a course designed to give learners the skills to work with live sound equipment and to use computers creatively to compose and develop music. Areas covered will include techniques for practical information on how to optimise on-stage sound, creativity in the use of Digital Audio Workstations, and an explanation of the most appropriate methods for making successful audio/video recordings of live performances

Learning Outcomes

1. The ability to record, mix and edit live concerts using standard audio hardware and software.
2. The ability to improve the presentation of live performances
3. The ability to improve the quality of promotional and commercial recordings

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Weekly, A one-hour group lecture-workshop
Independent Study101Practice techniques demonstrated by lecturer, and assignment work
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentSubmit Stage Plan/Channel List & demonstrate of knowledge of onstage/live sound techniques20%Week 6
AssignmentDemonstration of creative use of DAW and audio and MIDI40%Week 9
AssignmentDemonstration of knowledge of live audio/video recording techniques40%Sem 1 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Daniel M. Thompson: 0, Understanding Audio, Berklee Press,
  • Dan Moretti: 0, Producing and Mixing Contemporary Jaz, Berklee Press,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
HMSAStudy Abroad (Humanities & Soc Science)

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