Sequencing, Sampling, Synthesis & Composition. This is the other practical component where you will undertake a composition. This composition will be completed on a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Logic Pro X or Ableton.

The composition makes use of two samples that are supplied by Edexcel and should show understanding of the component topics.

It is recommended that A level students should complete the AS coursework as a stepping stone to compose their main project.

Individual Feedback Service

We are now offering an individual coursework feedback service. This involves sending us the DAW project and we will provide a guidance video to help access the higher grades in the Music Technology A level course.

Contact us via the contact page for more details.

Check out some examples below

AS MT SEQUENCING

The Sequencing tutorials are here to give you the skills that you need in order to attempt the component 2 coursework as effectively as possible

The Sequencing 101 tutorial will give you a good grounding into the workings of Logic Pro X, and how to use the tools available in a creative way

Other tutorials are on their way!

AS MT SAMPLING

The Sampling tutorials will enable you to use a sampler in a creative way, and show you many tricks of the trade for use in your own compositions and coursework.

They will cover

  • Truncation of samples
  • The ‘Pinky and Perky’ effect
  • Time-stretching
  • Reversing & other processing

 

These tutorials will help you with Component 2 and the composition coursework

AS MT SYNTHESIS

The Synthesis tutorials look at how to use a synthesiser in a creative and competent way. Starting with subtractive synthesis, the tutorials will cover,

  • Oscillators
  • Filters
  • ADSR Envelopes
  • LFO and performance controllers

 

These tutorials will help you with Component 2 and the composition coursework

AS MT COMPOSITION

The Composition tutorials will look at how to approach the coursework for component 2 and will teach you skills and techniques that with help you with the creative process

  • Creative arrangement techniques
  • Production tips and tricks
  • Realtime manipulation of MIDI and Audio

 

These tutorials will help you with Component 2 and the composition coursework

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