The Art and Craft of MIDI

MUSC X 449.91
Learn to bring your electronic realizations of your demos and scores to more vivid life through take-home assignments, and learn to produce sample-based cues that sound more musical and realistic.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Present your work each week for discussion and critique
  • Begin with selections of small chamber pieces and work your way up to large symphonic works
  • Create a final orchestral cue set to the moving image
  • Cover project studio considerations such as computer choices, sequencing software, and sample libraries
  • Discover proper orchestration and mixing techniques to produce musical facsimiles of acoustic instrument performance

About this course:

Learn to bring your electronic realizations of your demos and scores to more vivid life. Through take-home assignments, learn to produce sample-based "cues" that sound more musical and realistic. Student work is presented and critiqued each week in class. Assignments involve programming selections from the classical literature, beginning with small chamber pieces and progressing to large symphonic works. The class culminates in a final assignment of an original orchestral cue set to picture. In addition to the aesthetics of synthestration, this course also covers project studio requirements and considerations, such as computer choices, sequencing software, sample libraries, "electronic" orchestration techniques, and mixing techniques, all with the primary objective of producing "musical" facsimiles of acoustic instrument performances.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for The Art and Craft of MIDI.

X 483.43 Instrumentation and Introduction to Orchestration and/or prior experience in instrumentation and orchestral composing. Access to and proficiency in using a home studio with sequencing software and samples are required for completion of assignments. The course does not include instruction in any specific software. Participants must already have adequate knowledge and resources to MIDI program short orchestral works and deliver these electronically.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Instructor: Fletcher Beasley
362963
Fee:
$699.00
41 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting November 22.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. No refund after October 11, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 11, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 27, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Thu Oct 4, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Oct 11, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Oct 18, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Oct 25, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Nov 1, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Nov 8, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Nov 15, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Nov 22, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Nov 29, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Dec 6, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Lecture
Thu Dec 13, 2018
3:00PM - 6:00PM
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Available
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Sunday 1:00PM - 4:30PM
363687
Fee:
$699.00
44 days left. Enroll by Sep 30, 2018
See Details
Notes

No meeting November 25.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. No refund after October 14, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 14, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sun Sep 30, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Oct 7, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Oct 14, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Lecture
Sun Oct 21, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Lecture
Sun Oct 28, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Nov 4, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Nov 11, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Lecture
Sun Nov 18, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Lecture
Sun Dec 2, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Lecture
Sun Dec 9, 2018
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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