I’ve always been a bit of a techno-head. (The technology, not the music.) I was programming an Atari with cubase in the late 1980s (and having a ball doing it). Under the tutelage of the wonderful Professor Greg Schiemer, I built a midi computer in 1987 and programmed it in machine code. It even worked sometimes. I ran a business for a few years doing backing tracks using sampled instrument. The amount of time I’ve spent looking at a screen and tweaking a sound to be just right could have produced a second PhD.
Whether you’re a music teacher, a performer, a composer, a producer, an entrepreneur, an academic, or whatever, you simply can’t afford to ignore the computer as a device for creating music.
Music technology courses I’ve taught
- Digital Music Technology (Bachelor of Creative Arts, CQUniversity)
- Digital Music Applications (Bachelor of Music, CQUniversity)
- Digital Media Software & Systems (Bachelor of Music, CQUniversity)