187.A81 Music Production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

* understand and use a DAW
* build an audio homestudio
* use acoustic knowledge
* use effects, samplers and beat generators
* create a personal song to exercise knowledge of the course

Subject of course

  • We will use the different functionalities of the DAW Reaper: Recording, Cutting, Fades, Routing, VST-instruments, effects and Midi implementation.

  • configure: loudspeakers, microphones, soundcard, and audio-mixer

  • acoustics to build an audio home studio
  • introduction to effects in sound design

  • musictheory: songstructure, harmonics and beats
  • using a software synthesizer, a beat generator and a sampler

Teaching methods

ex-cathedra teaching of facts

working groups in different aspects (harmony, rhythm, finding melodies, effects)

preparing presentations

given tasks to solve during the working hours of the course

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

ECTS Breakdown.

Total: 3.0 ECTS = 75h.

30h Vorlesungszeit / Lecture time.

25h Hausübungen/Homework.

1h Installation der benötigten Tools/Installation of necessary tools.

9h Vorbereitung Referat / Preparation of the presentation.

10h Fertigstellen des Songs / Completion of the song.



Course dates

Fri11:00 - 14:0004.10.2019 - 24.01.2020Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Music Production - Single appointments
Fri04.10.201911:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri25.10.201911:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri08.11.201911:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri29.11.201911:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri06.12.201911:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri10.01.202011:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction
Fri24.01.202011:00 - 14:00Seminarraum FAV 01 B (Seminarraum 187/2) Musicproduction

Examination modalities

* recapitulation of facts

* control of segmented tasks

* doing presentations

* transfer of a individual song

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
09.09.2019 10:00 07.10.2019 10:00 07.10.2019 10:00

Registration modalities

The number of attendants is restricted to 15. If there are more than 15 applicants it is only possible to take part if anotherone gets off. With personal signature at the first meeting your registration is completed.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 532 Media Informatics and Visual Computing STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Music Theory, Musical basics:
Jackendoff, Ray, und Fred Lerdahl. A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1983.
Temperley, David, und Daniel Sleator. „Modeling meter and harmony: A preference-rule approach“. Computer Music Journal 23, Nr. 1 (1999): 10–27.
Studio Technology:
Dickreiter, Michael, Volker Dittel, Wolfgang Hoeg, und Martin Wöhr. Handbuch der Tonstudiotechnik. Berlin: K.G. Saur, 2008.


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