ATS2129 - Creative music technology 3 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Mr Ben Grayson

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)



The unit consolidates intermediate skills creative music technology developed in ATS1049 Creative music technology 2. Students further develop technical skills by completing intermediate tasks focusing on production, recording and performance techniques. Students also comprehend how to manipulate live instrument and studio recordings that employ a more complicated signal flow. This prepares students for the study of further intermediate level creative music technology techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS2130 Creative music technology 4.


Upon completion of the unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of computer music programming, including automation of effects and instruments;
  2. Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of the creation of specific custom software and hardware tools;
  3. Demonstrate improved workflows in a studio situation, including signal flow, microphone placement and knowledge of appropriate music software programs;
  4. Perform and improvise using music technology in collaboration with acoustic instruments.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1049 or ATS1350

This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Creative music technology specialisation.