Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

NIGEL GODRICH

SOUNDS:

Air – Pocket Symphony (Producer)

Air – Talkie Walkie (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Beck – Guero (Mix)

Beck – Sea Change (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – 5.55 (Producer, Mix)

Paul McCartney – Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Producer)

Radiohead – Kid A (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – Amnesiac (Producer, Engineer)

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – In Rainbows (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – King of Limbs (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Thom Yorke – The Eraser (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Nigel Godrich.com [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Dead Air Space.com [Accessed: 17.12.11]

CBC.ca – Everything In It’s Right Place – The Productions of Nigel Godrich [Accessed: 20.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Rock & Roll: How to Become a Producer in Eight Easy Steps [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Pitchfork.com – Nigel Godrich Talks “From the Basement”, Radiohead [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Les Inrockuptibles, “Nigel the Nihilist.” [Accessed: 18.12.11]

The Mix [Accessed: 20.12.11]

PRO QUEST:

ProQuest.com – “Goldmine” Interviews – Paul McCartney: Behind the Scenes Recording and Touring “Chaos & Creation” – and More [Accessed: 16.12.11]

Here, There, and Everywhere [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Wax On, Wax Off [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Sir Paul Rides Again [Access: 17.12.11]


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A written report that provides a descriptive outline of the project must be submitted with the practical work. The report must provide a descriptive overview and an analytical critique of the processes and outcomes of the project.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Each student is required to submit an individually written report in the form of a diarised logbook. The logbook should contain detailed accounts of the events that took place during the BAP160.2 Practical Assignment. It should commence from the planning stage right up to the finished project. The diary should give an account of the day’s accomplishments, whether or not events occurred according to plan, plus an indication of what could have been improved.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ELLIOT SCHEINER

SOUNDS:

America – Homecoming (Producer/Engineer/Mix/Surround Mix)

Donald Fagen – Morph The Cat (Mix)

Donald Fagen – The Night Fly (Producer/Engineer/Mix)

Eagles – Hell Freezes Over (Producer/Engineer/Mix)

Eagles – Long Road Out of Eden (Mix)

Queen – A Night at the Opera (Surround Mix)

Steely Dan – Aja (Engineer)

Steely Dan – Gaucho (Engineer/Mix)

Steely Dan – Two Against Nature (Engineer)

Toto – Toto IV (Mix/Surround Mix)

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 10.11.11]

Excerpt Interview – The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Discography JD Management.com [Accessed 11.11.11]

Discography Panasonic.com [Accessed 12.11.11]

Mix Online.com [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Guitar Jam Daily Interview Session 1 [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Guitar Jam Daily Interview Session 2 [Accessed: 12.11.11]

Panasonic.com – ELS Surround Sound [Accessed: 19.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Still In The Mix [Accessed: 20.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Q&A with Elliot Scheiner [Accessed: 20.11.11]

[Accessed: 11.11.11] 

[Accessed: 11.11.11] 

[Accessed: 11.11.11] 

BOOK LIST:

Elliot Scheiner Interview, pp.218-228, Owsinski, B. 2006, The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Thomson Course Technology PTR, Boston.

MISC WEB RESOURCES:

Record Production.com [Accessed: 10.11.11]

Safari Books Online.com – How Does It Sound Now? [Accessed: 19.11.11]

Deliver a 10-minute presentation to peers and outlining the proposed project to be completed for creative project 1. A question and answer period may follow the presentation at the discretion of the examiner(s). Students should demonstrate thorough, detailed knowledge of the subject, reflecting appropriate levels of study and the ability to plan and conceptualise the practical and theoretical tasks to be undertaken for the project. The presentation must be well organised, make effective use of audio/visual resources, and demonstrate the student’s ability to effectively communicate the project objectives and focus to the audience.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

NEW MUSIC STRATEGIES

New Music Strategies Website [Accessed: 03.08.11]

New Music Strategies Ebook [Accessed: 05.08.11]

Andrew Dubber – Vimeo [Accessed: 05.08.11]

CASE STUDIES OF NEW MUSIC STRATEGIES

Smithereens Frontman Launches Subscription Service [Accessed: 05.08.11]

IN RAINBOWS – RADIOHEAD (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed 27.12.2010]

Guardian.co.uk [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

EW.com [Accessed: 27.12.2010]

Dusted Magazine.com [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

Almost Cool.org [Accessed: 29.12.2010]

BON IVER- BON IVER (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Time.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Prefix Mag.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Sputnik Music.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Popmatters.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

GOTYE – LIKE DRAWING BLOOD (REVIEWS)

Pitchfork.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Popmatters.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Sputnik Music.com [Accessed:06.08.11]

Coke Machine Glow.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Music OMH.com [Accessed: 06.08.11]

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Pay What You Want For This Article [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Interview: Bon Iver [Accessed: 06.08.11]

Interview: Gotye: Like Drawing Blood [Accessed: 06.08.11]

VIDEOS – RADIOHEAD

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

VIDEOS – BON IVER

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

VIDEOS – GOTYE

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

[Accessed: 07.08.11] 

MISC

Music in 5/4 Time [Accessed: 07.08.11]

Write a reflective logbook for the BCM130.1 Practical Project (Web Site). Provide a production overview and a critical analysis of the process of the creation of the Web Site. It is important that key creative and technical decisions that were made during the production are highlighted and examined through a reflective analysis of the project.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

REFERENCES

Burruss, L. 2009, Creating a CSS style Guide: Hands-On Training (streaming audio: FLV) [online], Lynda Online Training Library. Available from: http://www.lynda.com/CSS-tutorials/creating-a-style-guide-hands-on-training/758-2.html [Accessed: 23.03.2011]

Close Window 2011, [online], The JavaScript Source. Available from http://javascript.internet.com/page-details/close- window.html [Accessed: 26.05.11]

HTML Stretch Background Image 2011, [online], Quack It. Available from: http://www.quackit.com/html/codes/ html_stretch_background_image.cfm [Accessed: 26.05.11]

King, E. 2011, Auto-centering Popup Window [online], Dynamic Drive. Available from: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ dynamicindex8/autocenter.htm [Accessed: 26.05.11]

Lowery, J. 2011, Dreamweaver CS5: Getting Started with HTML5 (streaming audio: FLV) [online], Lynda Online Training Library. Available from: http://www.lynda.com/Dreamweaver-CS5-tutorials/Getting-Started-with-HTML5/77851-2.html [Accessed: 25.03.2011]

Pinho, L.V. 2007, jQuery lightBox plugin (plugin: JavaScript) [online], jQuery. Available from http://leandrovieira.com/ projects/jquery/lightbox/# [Accessed: 26.05.2011]

Popup Windows: Targeting the Opener 2002, [online], HTML Code Tutorial. Available from: http:// www.htmlcodetutorial.com/linking/linking_famsupp_75.html [Accessed: 26.05.11]

Weinman, B. 2009, XHTML and HTML Essential Training (streaming audio: FLV) [online], Lynda Online Training Library. Available from: http://www.lynda.com/HTML-tutorials/xand-essential-training/47603-2.html?srchtrk=index %3A4%0Alinktypeid%3A2%0Aq%3Ahtml%0Apage%3A1%0As%3Arelevance%0Asa%3Atrue%0Aproducttypeid%3A2 [Accessed: 18.03.2011]

Williamson, J. 2010, Dreamweaver CS5 Essential Training (streaming audio: FLV) [online], Lynda Online Training Library. Available from: http://www.lynda.com/Dreamweaver-CS5-tutorials/essential-training/58712-2.html?srchtrk=index %3A7%0Alinktypeid%3A2%0Aq%3Ajames%20williamson%0Apage%3A1%0As%3Arelevance%0Asa%3Atrue %0Aproducttypeid%3A2 [Accessed: 03.04.2011]

The comparative essay requires students to demonstrate the depth and breadth their sense of historical perspective regarding conditions (E.g. social, cultural, technological and musical) that influenced artists and the works that they produced. In the comparative essay students should demonstrate theoretical knowledge as well as experiential analysis that stems from spending considerable time listening to and analyzing the selected works. Your experiential (listening) awareness should focus on the music’s instrumentation, form, style, and the extent of contrasts evident in dynamics and articulations of sound.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
SMETANA BIOS

Wikipedia – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 10.05.11]

The Composers of Bohemia [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Naxos.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Britannica.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Tripod.com – Bedrich Smetana [Accessed: 11.05.11]

MA VLAST – THE MOLDAU (VLATVA)

Wikipedia – Má vlast [Accessed: 10.05.11]

Moldau Score [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Tripod.com – Ma Vlast [Accessed: 11.05.11]

Bedřich Smetana’s “My Country” – A Symphonic Poem to the Nation [Accessed: 22.05.11]

Classical Notes – Vltava (Moldau) [Accessed: 22.05.11]

The Moldau – Study Unit 4 Romantic Music [Accessed: 22.05.11]

MUSICAL NATIONALISM

Wikipedia – Musical Nationalism [Accessed: 11.05.11]

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL NATIONALISM

The Long 19th Century [Accessed: 22.05.11]

ROMANTICISM

The Romantic Era [Accessed: 22.05.11]

VIDEO LINKS

[Accessed: 10.05.11] 

[Accessed: 11.05.11] 

The comparative essay requires students to demonstrate the depth and breadth their sense of historical perspective regarding conditions (E.g. social, cultural, technological and musical) that influenced artists and the works that they produced. In the comparative essay students should demonstrate theoretical knowledge as well as experiential analysis that stems from spending considerable time listening to and analyzing the selected works. Your experiential (listening) awareness should focus on the music’s instrumentation, form, style, and the extent of contrasts evident in dynamics and articulations of sound.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
MOZART BIOS

Wikipedia – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Accessed: 28.04.11]

8 Notes – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Accessed: 01.05.11]

Award of the Papal Equestrian Oder [Accessed: 01.05.11]

The Mozart Project [Accessed: 09.05.11]

The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [Accessed: 09.05.11]

The Mostly Mozart Guide to Mozart [Accessed: 19.05.11]

MOZART AND MONEY

Mozart’s Apartment on the Alsergrund [Accessed: 01.05.11]

Scholar Has Theory on Mozart the Debtor [Accessed: 01.05.11]

MOZART AND THE MYSTERY OF HIS DEATH

After Mozart’s Death an Endless Coda [Accessed: 01.05.11]

What Really Killed Mozart? Maybe Strep [Accessed: 01.05.11]

MOZART AND THE CLASSICAL ERA

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert: Vienna’s Big Four [Accessed: 01.05.11]

SYMPHONY NO. 40 in G Minor

Wikipedia – Symphony No. 40 (Mozart) [Accesed: 28.04.11]

The Effects of Structural Interventions [Accessed: 19.05.11]

The Last Three Symphonies [Accessed: 19.05.11]

W.A. Mozart Symphony no. 40 [Accessed: 20.05.11]

MOZART SCORES

Mutopia Project [Accessed: 09.05.11]

VIDEO LINKS

[Accessed: 01.05.11] 

[Accessed: 01.05.11] 


Students are required to submit their own original logbook for the practical assignment. The logbook should contain detailed accounts of the events that took place during the BAP130.1 Practical Assignment. It should commence from the planning stage right up to the finished product. The logbook should give an account of each session’s accomplishments, whether or not events occurred according to plan, plus an indication of what could have been improved.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

The following are useful links and quotes for studio practice from recording/mic techniques to mixdown and post-production for a specific digital studio assignment. In this particular assignment I have taken on the task of recording a song which has the following instruments:

 

• Drums

 

• Bass

 

• Electric Guitar

 

• Vocals

 

• Synth Pad

 

The following resources are research materials to get the best out of these instruments in both the recording and mixing stages of this assignment.

 

DRUMS

 

References:

 

Owsinski, B. 2009, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Course Technology PTR, Boston.
Chapter 8, (pp. 142-184)

 

Web Links:

 

Pictures of Miked-up Drum Kits [Accessed: 22.04.11]

 

Practical Drum Kit Miking [Accessed: 23.04.11]

 

Video Links:

 

[Accessed: 22.04.11] 

 

[Accessed: 23.04.11] 

 

ELECTRIC GUITAR

 

References:

 

Owsinski, B. 2009, The Recording Engineer’s Handbook, 2nd edition, Course Technology PTR, Boston.
Chapter 8, (pp. 191-198)

 

Huber, D.M. 2010, Modern Recording Techniques, 7th edition, Focal Press, USA.
Chapter 4, (pp. 153-154)

 

Web Links:

 

Pictures of Miked-up Guitar Cabs [Accessed: 17.04.11]

 

Comparative Guitar Amp Recordings [Accessed: 23.04.11]

 

Video Links:

 

[Accessed: 17.04.11] 

 

[Accessed: 17.04.11] 

 

[Accessed: 17.04.11] 

 

Below are samples of my work so far with my most recent on top. Feelin’ like I’m improving everyday…

MESSY RED EP PROJECT

Track 1: Love Duet

TRACK 2: Big Blue Balloon

Track 3: Messy Red

LIVE SESSIONS WITH KOBI, JAKE AND TOM

When The Levie Breaks (Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie Cover)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison Cover)

Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks Cover)

Satisfied Mind (Joe Hayes / Jeff Buckley Cover)

VARIOUS PROJECTS

Nude (Radiohead Cover)

Ego

On The Cold Floor

Metronomy – A Thing For Me (Acoustic Cover)

Violin in C Minor

We Belong Together – Mariah Carey (Cover) MP3