home instructor courses Examples notes facilities resources

DRAM2620: Sound Design, Spring Semester, 2013
<< back

Group Project; from Drama 2620, Sound Design, Spring Semester 2013
CHALLENGE: Create a multi-track recording of an original song.


"Room Temperature", current version; written and recorded by the students of DRAM 2620.

Image View this .jpg file to see our mixer in Pro Tools 10.
Or listen to the recording in stages...

Friday, February 15,, Student Recording, "Temperature"

We had a very productive first session today. Classmate Gracie Terzian started our session by playing and singing some original piano/vocal pieces she wrote. Alex Rafala brought his ukele to class and played some original ideas for us. We decided to use the first eight bars of one of Gracie's ideas as a starting place. I opened a drum emulation plugin and created a beat and then Gracie captured her piano part. I think loaded an acoustic bass sound and added a bass line. Finally, we spent some time considering lyrics for this developing song.


Friday, March 22, Student Recording, "Temperature"

It seems like forever since we last visited our song! Snow days and spring recess all competed with our focus. We revisited our work today and moved foward. Christian Thorsen brought in a rap he wrote for our song and performed it fo us. We liked it, but rather than record it now, we took time to create a space for it in our song and agreed to record it later. Classmate Alex Rafala attempted to record himself beatboxing, but couldn't do it and got frustrated. He cursed into the microphone!? We kept it- at least for now...

RECORDING INSTRUMENTS: 2 Audio-Technica 4030 condenser microphones, Shure SM58, 57 microphones, Crown SASS-P stereo condenser microphone, MacBook Pro (2.4 gHz Intel Core 2 Duo), 4 Gig RAM,
MOTU 828 mkIIIAudio Input/Output Device and Pro Tools 10.

These materials are examples only. They are not for intended for commercial use.

Go to the University of Virginia home page
Last Modified:
September 1, 2013