Music Production & Audio Engineering III 

Semester 1 Project 4: Final Project

For this project, you must choose one of the following options:

  1. Sample from a vinyl record.

    • Your sample must include pitched information. 

    • You must add a melody, a bass line, or a chord progression in the same scale and key as the sample.

    • You must chop (rearrange) the sample.

    • Your song must include at least 4 tracks.

    • Your song must be between 1 and 3 minutes long.

  2. Record original vocals.

    • You must either sing or rap.

    • You must record at least 4 bars of vocals.

    • You must mix/process your vocals so that they sound professional.

    • Your song must include a chord progression or a melody.

    • Your song must include a bass line.

    • Your song must include at least 4 tracks.

    • Your song must be between 1 and 3 minutes long.

  3. Record a melody or chord progression with a real instrument (guitar, bass, etc).

    • You can record any instrument you’d like. (bass, guitar, synth, drums)

    • You can loop what you record (You don’t have to play it all the way through the song.)

    • Your song must include at least 4 tracks and at least 2 of those tracks must be melodies, bass lines, or chord progressions

    • Your song must be between 1 and 3 minutes long

Regardless of which option you choose, your mix must meet the following criteria:

  • Mix has appropriate width. (Panning, stereo sounds and techniques)

  • Mix has appropriate depth. (Reverb, delay)

  • Mix has an appropriate spectral balance (EQ)

  • Song incorporates creative sound processing.

  • Components of mix have appropriate relative loudnesses.

  • Master volume is appropriate and not clipping.

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Due Date:

Tuesday, December 17th