Audio/MIDI sequencing techniques in music production

Course Information
TitleΤεχνικές ηλεκτρονικής ενορχήστρωσης στη μουσική παραγωγή / Audio/MIDI sequencing techniques in music production
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013920

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses635
Music CompositionElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Before the completion of this course each student should be able to: 1) understand and display advanced knowledge on MIDI & digital audio 2) Apply knowledge about these concepts and techniques into processes of music production 3) Develop practical skills in composing music for synchronizing it with video with the use of sequencing software.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Design and manage projects
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rapid technological development in the field of music technology with the use of electronic musical instruments and computer based technology in multi-channel recording has entirely changed the music production process. This semester course covers a wide spectrum of recent technologies and techniques used in the music production process, along with music sequencing for video. Topical outline of the course: Architecture of and system connections in MIDI & digital audio. Software and techniques for multi-channel recording. Digital sound processing. Mixing & mastering techniques. Music sequencing for video, video graphics, and animation.
MIDI, Music technology, animation, electronic musical instruments
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Both instruction and students’ practice are conducted in a fully-equipped computer lab with full facilities for desktop MIDI/audio/video production (20 workstations). There are several types of software which is used most of the time during the semester, such as: 1. Electronic presentation software (e.g. MS PowerPoint) 2. Audio processing software. 3. MIDI/audio sequencing software. 4. Virtual instrument libraries. An online version of the course has been also implemented in Moodle e-Education platform.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301
Interactive Teaching in Information Center602
Student Assessment
Assessment is performed gradually during the semester through two types of activities: 1) Students should complete 4-5 small-scale lab projects that relate to fundamental topics of MIDI/audio sequencing (50% of the final grade) 2) Students should conduct a medium-scale project on music sequencing for animation (50% of the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Αδάμ Δημήτρης. (2002). Προγραμματίζοντας σε MIDI. Αθήνα: Σύγχρονη Μουσική. Casabona, Helen. Basic MIDI applications: sequencers, drum machines, and keyboards / by Helen Casabona and David Frederick; edited by Brent Hurtig. GPI Publications; Alfred Pub. Co., c1988 Huber, David (1999). The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio. Boston: Focal Press.
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