DAW Writing and Production

CW-261
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
ISKB-211 (non-piano principals) and CW-191
Electable by: 
CWPR majors
Required of: 
CWPR majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

The advanced student will learn to utilize digital audio workstations (DAW) to create arrangements of either original or existing musical elements. This course focuses on the creative use of technology in music production. Topics covered include signal flow of MIDI and audio signal within the DAW sound processing plugins, choosing appropriate sounds and combining elements from software synthesizers, alternate approaches to quantizing and refining rhythmic grooves, hybrid production techniques (audio and MIDI), use of the DAW for scoring to picture and basic synthesis techniques. In addition to using their own laptops in the Professional Writing Technology Lab students are expected to have the CWP major bundle.

Department: 
CWP
Course chair: 
Andrea Pejrolo