Miami Dade College
MUM 2600
Professor Calle

 

 

 

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Final Practicum Instructions

Please read all instructions carefully and complete the tasks as specified in the time allotted. As we have thoroughly covered and repeatedly practiced all of the competencies required for this practicum, the professor will not help you with your practicum. Do not expect assistance unless it is required due to a malfunctioning station. Remember to turn on all required devices. Note: Save often or risk loosing your session data and starting over.

Final Practicum

      Create a Pro Tools session using the following settings (10 points):

o      Audio file type: .WAV

o      Sample rate: 48 kHz

o      Bit depth: 24-bit

o      I/O settings: Last used

      Call it LastName_2600_final and save the session to the Firewire drive. If your stations Firewire drive is not available or functioning save the session to your desktop (10 points).

      From the Event menu, choose Tempo, Constant and set the tempo to quarter note equals 114.00 bpm for bars ranging from 1|1|000 to 80|1|000 (10 points).

      Create one stereo Master Fader track (5 points).

      Create and name the following auxiliary input tracks (15 points):

o      Trpts verb (stereo)

o      Saxes verb (stereo)

o      Click aux (mono)

      Create and name the following audio tracks (15 points):

o      Trpt stem (stereo)

o      Sax stem (stereo)

o      Click (mono)

      Zero the output level of each the Trpts verb, Saxes verb, and Click auxiliary tracks (10 points).

      Select the name of the Click audio track so that it is highlighted in order to place the following tracks below or to the right of the existing tracks on your session (5 points).

      Import the audio files located in the MUM2600 Practicum Audio files folder located on your desktop (15 points).

      Insert a mono instrument called click in the Click aux track (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Click aux track to Bus 9 (5 points).

      Assign the Input of the Click audio track to Bus 9 (5 points).

      Assign the Input of the Trpt stem stereo track to Bus 1-2 (5 points).

      Assign the Input of the Sax stem stereo track to Bus 3-4 (5 points).

      Assign the Input of the Trpts verb track to Bus 5-6 (5 points).

      Insert a D-Verb reverb in the Trpts verb track, set the reverb parameters to Room 1, Large, and normal (Option-click) the audio level (5 points).

      Assign the Input of the Saxes verb track to Bus 7-8 (5 points).

      Insert a D-Verb reverb in the Saxes verb track, set the reverb parameters to Room 1, Large, and normal (Option-click) the audio level (5 points).

      Pan the Tenor Sax 1 track approximately right 31> and set the volume to -1.0 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Tenor Sax 2 track approximately left <100 and set the volume to -5.8 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Tenor Sax 3 track approximately right <60 and set the volume to -5.8 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Tenor Sax 4 track approximately right 59> and set the volume to -6.4 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Tenor Sax 5 track approximately right 100> and set the volume to -6.4 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Trumpet 1 track approximately left <30 and set the volume to -1.0 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Trumpet 2 track approximately left <90 and set the volume to -5.2 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Trumpet 3 track approximately right 50> and set the volume to -5.5 dB (6 points).

      Pan the Trumpet 4 track approximately right 90> and set the volume to -5.5 dB (6 points).

      Assign the Output of the Tenor Sax 1 track to Bus 4 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Tenor Sax 2 track to Bus 3 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Tenor Sax 3 track to Bus 3 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Tenor Sax 4 track to Bus 4 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Tenor Sax 5 track to Bus 4 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Trumpet 1 track to Bus 1 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Trumpet 2 track to Bus 1 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Trumpet 3 track to Bus 2 (5 points).

      Assign the Output of the Trumpet 4 track to Bus 2 (5 points).

      Insert a Compressor and choose the Stereo Program Comp 1 preset on each the Trpt stem and Sax stem audio tracks. (10 points).

      Assign the first available Send of the Trpt stem track to Bus 5-6 (5 points).

      Assign the first available Send of the Sax stem track to Bus 7-8 (5 points).

      From the Options menu, make sure QuickPunch is checked (5 points).

      Arm the Click, Trpt stem and Sax stem audio tracks. Record the Click, Trpt stem and Sax stem tracks (30 points). Note: If you dont hear the trumpets and saxophones depress Option-K to select Auto Input Monitoring.

      Insert a compressor on the Bass track, choose the Basic Bass preset, and adjust the Gain to +4.0 dB (5 points).

      Insert a 1-band EQ on the Bass track and adjust the Gain to +4.0 dB at 90 Hz with a Q of 1.30 (5 points).

      Insert a compressor on the Stylus RMX track, choose Stereo Drum Comp from the presets menu, and adjust the Gain to +6.0 dB (5 points).

      Mute the Strike_03 audio track (5 points).

      Set the volume of the Vibes track to -2.5 dB (5 points).

      In the edit window, click on the Stylus RMX track. Using the transport section at the top of the edit window, set the start point to 72|1|240 and the end point to 80|1|000. Hold down the Shift key click on the Strike audio track so that both the Stylus RMX and Strike track areas ranging from 72|1|240 to 80|1|000 are selected. Press Apple-E to create a new segment and then Apple-M to mute the segment (20 points).

      From the transport area of the edit window set the start point to 4|4|480 and the end point to 72|4|000 (5 points).

      Make sure the Click and Strike audio tracks are muted (5 points)

      Bounce the session to disk using parameters, AIFF, Stereo Interleaved, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit. Name the bounced track, LastName_WMM_bounce, and save it to the top layer of your session folder (20 points).

      Save your Pro Tools session and close Pro Tools.

      Open iTunes. From the iTunes File menu choose Import to library and find your newly bounced file (5 points).

      Highlight the AIFF file inside iTunes. Choose Convert to MP3 from the iTunes Advanced menu (5 points).

 

If you do not finish the test today, you will have an opportunity to finish this practicum during the next regular class meeting. Note that the projects may be erased by lab assistants or disturbed by other students using the lab. In any case, the project is your responsibility as it would be in a professional studio.

Please have your final recording projects ready for the final meeting. Please do not submit your final the projects if the contain inappropriate language or in any way violate the rules set forth in the final project handout. Students who turn in such work will receive grades as specified in the final project handout.

I will pass out grade reports next class meeting and will give everyone their final grade upon reviewing their final projects and recording notes. Those who have repeatedly skipped class or wandered in late will be credited for their efforts.

 

Total points 364
Grade breakdown:
A = 364 – 327

B = 326 – 291

C = 291 – 255

D = 254 – 218

F = 217 or less  Those who do not take the test will earn a zero.