Full Title:Music Production
Module Code:MUSC H9Z05
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module focuses on the array of musical and engineering considerations involved in producing a successful mix of a multi track recording session. Discipline, management skills, acute listening ability, resolve, technical savvy and a sense of both intrinsic musicality and balance are all required to produce a successful outcome.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. be able to produce a musically aesthetic mix of a piece with appropriate attention to health and safety issues in the use of studio and workstation equipment.
  2. be able to apply signal processors approprately and create acoustic space and spatial perspective.
  3. be able to maintain individual element sonic integrity.
  4. be able to contain all essential sonic information within the frequency and dynamic capabilities of the mix medium.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Advanced mixing console feature sets and topologies.
Evaluation of the materials of the mix.
Mix down strategy generation.
Application specific issues.
Individual component spectra contouring within the overall mix context.
Generation of a dynamic contour arrangement at both single element and multiple element levels.
Application of amplitude, frequency and time manipulation processors.
Localisation of musical elements within the mix context.
Submix management.
Monitoring issues and mix translation.
Mix down mediums.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment n/a None 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical Practical. demos, workshops 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • W Moylan, The art of recording, understanding and crafting the mix, Butterworth-Heinemann 0240804883x
  • P White, Basic mixing techniques, Sanctuary Press 1860742831
  • Supplementary Author, Title, Publisher, Date, Edition.
  • B Owsinski, The mixing engineers handbook, Hal Leonard 0872886859
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HMUSC_R Master of Arts/Master of Science in Music Technology 2 Elective