From 2017, all our tutorials are based around Logic X. Although there are many very good DAW’s out there, Logic X gives everyone the same platform from which to explore the many facets of music production.
There are also plenty of supporting documents particularly relating to the Edexcel Music Technology AS & AL Qualification that starts from September 2017. In particular, we have compiled a Music Technology Dictionary that covers all aspects of music technology within the Edexcel’s music tech course. These areas of the website will expand over time.
There is also the ever-growing Music Tech Toolbox. This is where we cover individual plugins, techniques, effects and anything else we can think of relating to Logic X and music production. The new forum will be a catalyst for the different subject covered within the MT Toolbox.
We recognise that Music Technology is a very broad and complex subject that needs to be broken up into manageable chunks in order for the student to progress. That is why our tutorials try hard to create a real-world context that will be engaging to the students, as well as provide them with the Music Tech skills to achieve their potential.
AS and A2 music technology coursework 2017
Maté Hovanecz (Hurt) Falmouth University’s CreatEd Post 16 Music Highly Commended 2017
Maté re-recorded this classic track (made famous by Jonny Cash) for his A level recording coursework.
Vocals: David O’Neill
Guitars: Jamie Toms
Strings & Piano: Steve Mildenhall
Lewis Bailey: Aggression Depression. Falmouth University’s CreatEd Post 16 Music Highly Commended 2017
Following a given brief, Lewis has created a soundscape that responds to a written passage by the Dalai Lama called The Reality of War. Lewis was highly commended for his work at the 2017 Falmouth University CreatEd exhibition in the post 16 music category.
The Dalai Lama quotation reads as follows.
The Reality of War
Of course, war and the large military establishments are the greatest sources of violence in the world. Whether their purpose is defensive or offensive, these vast powerful organizations exist solely to kill human beings. We should think carefully about the reality of war. Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous – an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that war is criminal or that accepting it is criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed.
War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering.
Felix Smith (Stay With Me) – Falmouth University’s CreatEd Post 16 Music Winner 2017
Felix re-recorded this Sam Smith track for his A level recording coursework
Vocals: Alice Santos
Piano: Ben Varga
Bass & Strings: Steve Mildenhall
Davidson re-recorded this Ben Howard song for his AS level recording coursework
Vocals & Guitars: Richard Moses
Bass: Will Macnab
Drums: Joe Gutteridge
Ben created this Trance arrangement of David Bowie’s ‘Man who sold the world’ for his AS music technology coursework.
Post 16 Music Creat-ed 2016 entries
Presented here is Treviglas A Level student compositions and performances entered into Falmouth University’s Creat-ed competition last year:
Following a given brief, Joe created a soundscape that reflects on Stephen Hawkins’ notion that humans will soon have to colonise space. Joe was highly commended for his work.
Joe re-recorded this classic track by The Cure for his A level recording coursework
Following a given brief, Connor created a sound scape that reflects the space programme in the last 40 years
Connor re-recorded this Deftones track for his A Level recording coursework
Following a given brief to transform Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit into a piece of Electro Pop, Felix created this familiar and yet fresh poiece of EDM.
AS and A2 music technology coursework 2016
Presented here is a selection of AS and A2 music technology coursework from year 12 and 13 students at Treviglas Community College.
Each student at AS level music technology has to record a live band using multi-track recording techniques. The choice of song and band is free and the music technology student is not permitted to record themselves for their own coursework. It is a task that shows skills in recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
Students at AS level music technology also have to produce an arrangement of a given song, re-mixed into a different style.
An A2 Music Technology Recording by Brodie Maguire
Drums: Dan Mounter
Bass, Ukulele, Percussion: Steve Mildenhall
Electric & Acoustic Guitar: Jamie Toms
Vocals: Charlotte Hogan
An AS Music Technology arrangement in the style of Trance Music by Harrison Pursall
An A2 Music Technology Recording by Charlotte Hogan
Drums: Dan Mounter
Bass, Ukulele, Guitars, Xylophone, Glockenspiel: Steve Mildenhall
Vocals: Dani Bennetts
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”
An AS Music Technology arrangement in the style of Trance Music by Mel Audley
An A2 Music Technology composition in the style of Trap Music by Perry Smith
“Every Fallen In Love (with someone you shouldn’t have)”
An AS Music Technology Recording by Becca Stouchbury
Drums, Bass: Steve Mildenhall
Guitars: Matt Hendon
Vocals: Mel Audley