Juilliard Music Production

Fall 2018 Semester

Music production is a prerequisite for taking the advanced composition class. Logic Pro is an amazing tool and totally overwhelming to the uninitiated. The Youtube videos by MusicTechHelpGuy are worth watching as well. We were like kids in a candy store. These are purely Logic Pro projects, there is no sheet music.

I also retook composition in this same semester so the projects for both classes are a little shorter than usual, and in the case of PsiLounge Beyond the Edge of the Universe, the same source material is used for both projects.

A Manhattan Lullaby

The assignment covered Apple Loops, learning to manage volume, panning, and fade in and out. Vocals are my own.

Ghosts of Gaia

This ambient track was created by reversing and elongating loops.

Electric Dreams

The assignment covered automation. It turns out automating the solo feature doesn’t work too well. The Logic Pro project sounds correct, but the generated mp3 has a curious gap in it. This was taken behind the barn and shot afterwards.

PsiLounge Beyond the Edge of the Universe

The focus of the assignment was samplers and space design.

Eileen’s Voice

Each person recorded one minute of spoken text or poetry. The recording was sliced it into vowels which became pitches, consonants which became drums, and snippets of spoken text to use as loops. The rest is all manipulation through Logic Pro.

Musica Universalis

After focusing on samplers in previous assignments, this assignment dove deeper into synthesizers.