Course Description

FETAC Level 5 Music Technology

Waterford College of Further Education

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge and skill and competence in music technology, combining practical application and appreciation.

Certification: FETAC Level 5 5N1640 Component Certificate

Course Content:

• Explore the theory of digital audio and examine standards of conversion and storage
• Examine the different messages outlined in the midi specification and outline their applications within music production
• Analyze the common features of a digital audio workstation and how they are applied to a music production project
• Research common terms related to music technology systems Import audio files into digital editing application from source
• Demonstrate digital editing practices comprising markers, cut, copy, paste, mix paste, trim, crop and move
• Evaluate fx plug-ins parameters including, reverb, delay, equalization, pitch shift, distortion, dynamics and apply processing
• Output audio files in a variety of formats including uncompressed audio and lossless audio formats
• Configure audio and midi sequencers for new projects and set sample rate and bit resolution for the audio interface hardware
• Prepare sampling and synthesis instrument devices to include development and editing
• Produce a piece of multi channel music using a digital audio workstation, utilizing sequencing tools to improve arrangement timing, dynamics and balance
• Output master mix-down files in a variety of formats including uncompressed audio and compressed audio formats.

Course Code 5N1640
College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Music Technology
Course Location Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 2nd October 2017
Course End Date 12th March 2018
Course Fee €385
Course Duration 2nd Oct 2017 – 12th March 2018
Course Times Monday 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
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Course Provider

Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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