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Lecture notes

Lecture 11 – a freelance guide to survival

Context Some jokes first Summarised nicely here: Now to business… Look at Creative Scotland’s recent strategy document ( submitted to the community for consultation and comment in 2015). What can we see?

Lecture 10 – bucket

1 Mastering 1.1 EQ Start with EQ look for ultra low frequencies that might be reducing your headroom 1.2 Compression Use a low ratio, 1.5-1 maximum, keep the compression subtle The threshold is low then the compressor won’t work very

Ambisonic workflows with Reaper

What follows are instructions on how to make use of Reaper and the very powerful Ambisonics tool Kit to help you to spatialize your sound. It does not advise on what might sound good in a spatial context, but gives

Lecture 09 – Surround Sound and Introduction to Ambisonics

Below are the slides from today’s lecture on surround sound including the introduction to ambisonics which we will look at in more detail in the tutorial. SDM Week 09 – Space and Time B

Lecture 08 – spectra

Thinking spectrally Perhaps one of the best ways to approach thinking spectrally is to think about the music that has been written in the last 40 years where the science of spectral analysis and understanding has been at its core.

Lecture 07 – Impulse Responses & Convolution

SDM Week 07 – Impulse Responses & Convolution Here are the slides from today’s lecture which are based on the post by Owen Green.

Lecture 06: Signal Processing

Some of the notes that follow were begun by Owen Green but have been subsequently adapted. To save you scrolling down, here’s a link to the processing manual you made in class: masterManual Introduction Whilst signal processing per se starts

Lecture 04 – re-form and re-edit

EditingAndSoundLIbraries slides Table of Contents 1. Summary of the session 2. Sound organisation 3. Are search engines musical? 4. Categorising sound 5. Tagging your sounds 5.1. Broadcast metadata explained 6. Sorting sound by various criteria 6.1. Linear organisation 6.1.1. Example

Lecture 03 – editing is descision making

Editing is decision making and the art of making descisions quickly is to leave your regrets at the door of the studio and fret as little as possible about anything that instinctively doesn’t make the grade. You usually know instantly

03 – Using the command line to process audio

The Command Line Before going further, have a read of this, it talks you through some starting points to working on the commandline: More commandline help Check out the SoX pages: 1 Managing the terminal The terminal or shell

Lecture 02 – source and capture

Summary of what we did In this session we revised the key modes of listening put forwards in the first lecture; Reduced Listening, Causal Listening, Semantic Listening and Referential Listening. We listened to the 1996 radio play of Hunter S.

Lecture 01 – listening and hearing

Roderick’s notes on hearing SDM Week 01 – Listening Martin’s notes on listening 01_SD toolkit2018 Video of Martin’s talk on listening. We only got into 30 minutes of this so will work some more on listening in Lecture 2.  

03 – region rendering and speeding up editing in Reaper

Editing audio in Reaper can be fun and very quick. There are numerous features that allow you to speed things up, render differently processed versions of the same sound, batch create WAV and MP3, surround, binaural and bformat versions of