A big topic in music technology, particularly audio education communities is the wave of high schools now looking to incorporate music technology into their programs. Question: What about the high school programs that have already had success in their music technology offerings? Who are they? What are they doing? How can my program start to…

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Rick music technology dictionaries filled with all the terms you would expect. Do you know of a music technology dictionary that we should share with the community? Write to us. Music Repo (Full and Advanced): https://www.musicrepo.com/music-technology-glossary-of-terms/ PodComplex (Basic): https://www.podcomplex.com/blog/music-technology-glossary/ ContinuumMusicStudio – Music Production Terms:https://www.continuummusicstudio.com/glossary-music-production-terms/ EDMprod – Electronic Music Production Glossary:https://www.edmprod.com/electronic-music-production-glossary/ Some Source (currently boken): Here

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This is a fantastic post on the importance of audio connectors. “When many people think of musical equipment, they think of shining guitars and the hulking amplifiers that blast the music. While these elements are certainly important, the often overlooked audio cable is the key piece that brings the whole ensemble together. Whether you’re plugging…

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DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) Ableton Live Apple Pro Logic Adobe Audition Apple Logic (MAC only) Anvil Studios (basic midi piano) Avid: M-Audio (daw), Digidesign (Pro Tools) Aviary Myna Audio DAW ClubCreate: with Dubstep, the Music Studio, Charles Ives Music Lab Cakewalk (Sonar, Guitar Tracks Pro, Music Creator 5, Home Studio) Digital Performer – MOTU (Mark…

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An audio mixer, also known as a mixing board or a soundboard, is used to control the levels of multiple inputs so you can balance the sounds correctly. Mixing is an important process when you record music or perform live so one instrument doesn’t overpower the others. Using a mixer may seem intimidating at first, but it’s…

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Playback of prerecorded music in the classroom is aubiquitous necessity for music educators. Whetherlistening to prerecorded examples to study and learnabout music or to evaluate recorded solo or ensemble performances as formative or summative assessment, eachrequires some form of playback of recorded music. Given thatprerecorded music comes in a variety of formats and is played…

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A unique analysis of the percentage of students who are nontraditional music students and how they should be encouraged in different areas of music and sound. By not granting them the same opportunity to pursue music they will never develop skill to become an outstanding composer in a medium the musicians of traditional notation may…

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PDF of slides from keynote presentation, “Opening New Doors to Music Creativity”, for the UAB Music Technology Academy workshop, November 8, 2008. Summary: An approach to teaching music technology History of Music Technology Software What modern software looks like Basic Hardware WYHIWYG not WYSIWYG New Instruments Make your own MIDI Devices Non-Traditional Music student = NTM Statistics…

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What was supposed to be a highly anticipated event in audio education was tragically cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the AES hosted a mini conference via ZOOM that was open to members. Topics from acoustics, community and student success were discussed. Panelists from all backgrounds of pro audio were sharing their ideas to…

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We recently participated in a CMA Music Technology panel geared towards educators in middle school and high schools. The CMA has started an initiative to support music educators of all backgrounds including musictech where they will list fresh education resources and lesson plans. If you have a lesson idea that could be incorporated by other…

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