To be successful in this course, you should have good computer skills, know how to configure your computer for sound, and have a MIDI keyboard. Before taking this course, you should also be familiar with concepts like digitization, signal flow, multi-tracking, equalization, signal processing, and MIDI; all of which are covered in our Desktop Music Production course.
PC Web browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7 or higher
Macintosh Web browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Safari 3.0 or higher
Flash Player: current version
QuickTime Player: current version
Reason 6 or higher purchased separately, see discount details below
Any sequencer or DAW that supports QuickTime, such as Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, SONAR, Nuendo, or Reason with the Revision utility (http://www.grantedsw.com/revision/)
Berkleemusic and Propellerhead have come together to offer an educational discount on Reason 6.5. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase this package at the discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure software delivery prior to the start of the course.
Berkleemusic and Native Instruments have come together to offer an educational discount on Absynth 5 software. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase the software at the discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page.
Hardware Requirements: Mac Users
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Processor: Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM or more highly recommended)
3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
Free USB port for Ignition Key
Audio interface with low latency to play software synthesizers in real-time
MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard
Hardware Requirements: PC Users
Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7 (Vista or Windows 7 required for 64-bit)