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The role of the mastering engineer within the production process. Discuss the history and changing environments in this regard in relation to current practices. Back this up with appropriate sources and critically evaluate.  

Master of the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering

Mastering Matters: Understand Your Mix’s Essential Final Step

SNB Mastering

The Future of Mastering

The Musicality of Mastering

Demistifying Mastering

The Zen of Mastering

Issues in Modern Mastering

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.

ASSIGNMNET SUBMISSION:

TIMBALAND

SOUNDS:

Selected Discography:

Solo
Tim’s Bio: From the Motion Picture: Life From Da Bassment, Atlantic, 1998.

With Timbaland & Magoo
Welcome to Our World, Blackground, 1997.
Indecent Proposal, Virgin, 2001.

As Producer
Aaliyah, One in a Million, 1996.
Ginuwine, Ginuwine… the Bachelor, 1996.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly, 1997.
Jay-Z, Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, 1998.
Cali Kings, Hip Hop Mix, 1999.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Da Real World, 1999.
Ginuwine, 100% Ginuwine, 1999.
Da Brat, Unrestricted, 2000.
Jay-Z, Vol. 3: Life and Times of Sean Carter, 2000.
K-Ci & Jo-Jo, X, 2000.
Memphis Bleek, Understanding, 2000.
Ludacris, Back for the First Time, 2000.
Snoop Dogg, Last Meal, 2000.
Aaliyah, Aaliyah, 2001.
Fabolous, Ghetto Fabolous, 2001.
Ginuwine, The Life, 2001.
Jadakiss, Kiss tha Game Goodbye, 2001.
Bubba Sparxxx, Dark Days, Bright Nights, 2001.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Miss E.… So Addictive, 2001.
Jay-Z, Blueprint, 2001.
Limp Bizkit, New Old Songs, 2001.
Ludacris, Word of Mouf, 2001.
Aaliyah, I Care 4U, 2002.
TLC, 3D, 2002.
Karen Clark Sheard, 2nd Chance, 2002.
Baby, Birdman, 2002.
Destiny’s Child, This is the Remix, 2002.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Under Construction, 2002.
Eminem, Eminem Show, 2002.
Jay-Z, Blueprint2: The Gift & the Curse, 2002.
Mack 10, Presents the Hood, 2002.
Justin Timberlake, Justified, 2002.
Fabolous, Street Dreams, 2003.
Lil’Kim, Bella Mafia, 2003.
Solange, Solo Star, 2003

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Production Discography – Wiki [Accessed: 22.11.11]

All Music.com – Biography [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Artist Direct .com – “One of the Greatest”: An Interview with Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Answers.com – Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Rollingstone.com – Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

PRO QUEST:

ProQuest.com – “That Ill, Tight Sound”: Telepresence and Biopolitics in Post-Timbaland Rap Production [Accessed: 22.11.11]

ProQuest.com – The Critics: Pop Music – The Timbaland Era [Accessed: 22.11.11]

MISC WEB RESOURCES:

Wired.com – Superproducers [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Using Marshall McLuhan’s famous statement “The medium is the message” as a starting point, research to find information on two other key thinkers of the media culture. Summarise and comment on one major aspect of their thought.

Suggested key thinkers include Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, S. Hall, Roland Barthes, C.S. Peirce, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Ferdinand Saussure, Gilles Deleuze, M. Foucault or you may choose other relevant authors related to the field.

 

GEORGE GERBNER

You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behaviour,” he said. ‘It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it’s a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell.

WEB LINKS:

Atlantic Online on George Gerbner [Accessed: 04.12.2010]

Reclaiming our Cultural Mythology – George Gerbner [Accessed 11.12.2010]

Correspondence 14/03/1960 – 04/10/1977 [Accessed 11.12.2010]

About George Gerbner [Accessed 11.12.2010]

Global Media Mayhem – Global Media Journal [Accessed 11.12.2010]

WIKI LINKS:

George Gerbner [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

Mean World Syndrome [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

Cultivation Theory [Accessed: 11.12.2010]

VIDEO LINKS:

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ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

Reflecting on Vannevar Bush’s seminal text “As We May Think”, describe the central component of his Memex concept. Some argue Memex was an invaluable precursor to the World Wide Web. Discuss.

The above topic is for a Media Communication module assignment. Please feel free to suggest any relevant links, video, audio or any information pertaining to the topic. Your help is greatly appreciated!

WEB LINKS:

The Atlantic.com/Bush

ACMI.net/Bush

WIKI LINKS:

Memex

Vannevar Bush

VIDEO LINKS:
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