Audio to MIDI

This lab will focus on using the Audio to MIDI conversion functions available in Ableton Live (v9) and likely many other DAWs moving forward. These tools can be used to help quickly create new productions as well as assist in the analysis of existing works. Lab worksheet.

Graphic Scores

Making a simple score using shapes like squares, rectangles and trapezoids is a quick and easy way to break the tyranny¬†of the blank page. ¬† Scores may also use more precise notation and markings, as seen here. For this lab, we will build upon our discussion of the Fibonacci series (1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55, etc.) and the golden […]

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 […]