Category Archives: Music

Review of Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting MOOC

Berklee College of Music‘s Songwriting is the third MOOC in the Modern Musician Specialisation on Coursera. Absolutely the best thing about this course is the instructor, Pat Pattison. In this six week course, he will transform the way you think about … Continue reading

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Review of Berklee College of Music’s Introduction to Music Production

Introduction to Music Production is a MOOC offered by Berklee College of Music through the Coursera online learning platform. If you want to know more about how these courses work, you might like to look at my earlier posts: A … Continue reading

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Review of Berklee College of Music’s Developing Your Musicianship

Berklee College of Music is the largest and perhaps the most well-known contemporary music college in the world. For potential students unable to live and study in the Boston, MA area it also runs an extensive on-line programme.  However, both of those … Continue reading

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Audio Fundamentals Part Three: Additive Synthesis

In part two of this series you saw how a waveform could be represented digitally. In this part, you will see how simple waveforms can be combined to create more complex waveforms, and you’ll be introduced to some of the … Continue reading

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Audio Fundamentals Part Two: The Digital Representation of Sound

In the first part of this series I talked about what sound is and how a sound can be represented in analogue equipment. In this part of the series I’ll discuss how a sound can be represented in a digital … Continue reading

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Audio Fundamentals Part One: The Nature of Sound and its Electrical Analogue

One thing I love about current technology is that it’s really opened up the world of music making to anybody, even if they have a modest budget. Even a smart phone can be used to make music now, with hundreds … Continue reading

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Inverting signals on the ARP 2600V

The ARP 2600 is a classic analogue synthesiser. It was created back in 1971 and it’s a sound designer’s dream as just about every signal into and out of each module can be rewired with patch cables. If I had … Continue reading

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