Political Economy: How do we value music?

It’s easy to give an answer to this questions without really thinking about it; ‘music means everything to me,’ and so on, but when we look at the question in a more detailed way it becomes necessary to give a far more thought-out answer. As a base to work off of I will answer with …

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Plug and Play: Record Deconstruction

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps Performance Equipment Gibson J200 Acoustic Guitar, Neumann U47s and U67s Production Equipment REDD .37 & REDD .51 Desks, Modified 3M Eight Track Recorders Production Technique Close Miked Acoustic Guitar Hardware/Software Processes Eight track recording hardware was modified to record in four track https://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/ http://www.guitarworld.com/guide-beatles-white-album-recording-equipment-songs-conflictshttp://www.waves.com/behind-abbey-road-studios-emi-tg12345-consoles Red Hot Chilli …

Polyphonic Me Session 3 – Grid Aesthetics II

MIDI patterning within contemporary pop music is just about everywhere, it’s subtle use to add texture and movement is commonplace. Utilise  MIDI FX plugins and the techniques as demonstrated in the RECAP VIDEOS to create a short sequence.  Try to implement interesting patterning that could be used in further composition. Arpeggiator sequence around a chord …

Polyphonic Me Session 2 – Grid Aesthetics I

You will need to draw on the techniques from the session to create a short ‘electronic etude’  (instrumental study). You must use the GRID  or /and  Step Sequencing approach to create pattern based music. Use both the Video Recap - GRID Sequencing &  Video Recap - Step Sequencing to remind you of these techniques and download the Step Sequencer GRID to …