Dr. Ferrara, Copyright law

Dr. Lawrence Ferrara, the former longstanding Chair of the Music and Performing Arts Professions Department and ongoing member of the faculty, will present a lecture (including Q & A) regarding the use of a “sample” of an existing sound recording in a new sound recording. Dr. Ferrara is a music copyright consultant for every major record […]

Lab 5 Stacking and Sequencing

Stacking There are at least a few ways to add richness and depth to your music productions.   One quick and easy method is to add tracks of instruments playing parallel or doubled parts.    Back when we could only record instruments, we would have to replay the same parts several times.   There were some […]

Listening session

Same Same Different

One of the easiest ways to make boring music with modern technology is to simply repeat the same audio material exactly the same over again. A quick way to prevent repetition is change the material in some what after the second repetition. Here are two worksheets to help you get started on the concept of […]

Polar charts?

When describing how well a speaker projects or a microphone receives sound at different angles of incidence, a polar chart is a swell way to show the data.    Its easy to catch anomalies when looking at the polar chart.  Much more so than looking at a list of numbers. Please see google images for examples, […]

Experiment Instructions: Directionality

This assignment includes a practical experiment, described below, which can be performed in groups of 2-3. Using sine wave generator (software or hardware), JBL eon active loudspeaker on a stand and an SPL meter performing the following: Begin the process by producing a 1000 Hz sine wave, Adjust the levels of the signal generator and […]

Mtech PGM-MTG

Here we will have all the key information for the Music Technology Program meeting. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45pm, 6th floor conference room,  Education Building. Feedback/Suggestions Listening Session Signup  .::Current list::.  

Experiment Description: Distance vs SPL

  Description: For this assignment you are expected to perform a set of small experiments as explained below. The experiments should be done in small groups no more than 3 people in a group. Please record the results of the experiments on a short report (max. 4 pages).   Note: Earplugs are highly recommended REQUIRED […]

create a blog.

All assignments for this class will be delivered via blog posts. WordPress is great, but feel free to use the blog technology of your choice. You will need to be able to post audio files (via sound cloud for example) and video files (via vimeo or youtube for example) to your blog. You must have […]

short bio

Langdon C. Crawford is an creative technologist and educator from the green mountains of Vermont. He has been developing performance/composition systems with electronics since 1999. Starting with guitars, effects and sequencers, he moved into computer music, eventually incorporating graphics and sensor controlled interaction. He has a masters of music technology from NYU. He currently conferencing technology to […]