Recording and Producing:
General Tips: Skills are demonstrated in both Soundtrap and Garageband but are much more broadly applicable. Covers “Getting the Sound In”, “Making Recordings Sound Better”, “Making Beats Sound Better”
A Starting Point for Recording and Producing
The following set of activities and projects are designed as starting points for you and students to explore recording and producing.
NOTE: Most of the resources can be accessed online and do not need additional software.
You can also have students use the software and applications available to you through the J Dilla Music Tech Grant. FL Studio, Ableton, SoundTrap, and Pro Tools work nicely for this set of activities (though learning the software might get in the way of the more exploratory and playful activities).
Junkie Kid Remix Project
- Getting Started with Soundtrap Resources
- Consider layering in some of the ideas in the Ableton Creative Strategies book that you have access to.
- Consider addressing related concepts such as groove when creating a drum track – check some of the ideas in this plan (but in this case within soundtrap).