2022-2023 Catalog

MUSC 148 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

This course explores tools and techniques for musicians developing their engineering and production skills through the use of the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Ableton Live. Students will expand their knowledge of MIDI, VSTs, sound design and mixing, audio recording, analog and digital synthesis, sampling, and beat making to enhance their working vocabulary of the fundamentals of production practice. Students will learn how to record and edit audio, manipulate MIDI data, and utilize digital effects processing through the fundamental science behind sound manipulation. Individual creative projects will work to further students’ critical engagement with recording techniques to establish a student's facility with digital audio technology. Students intending to major in Music with a music production concentration must earn a B-minus or higher in this course to declare the Music major.


4 units


MUSC 151 (may be taken concurrently)

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts