Year 9 Music Technology Exam
So far the Year 9 Music Technology Course has enabled students to learn about:

  1. The different components of hardware and software which are part of a Digital Audio Workstation and their features plus the different types of leads and connectors used.
  2. The differences between types of tracks which are used to record software instruments, microphones and guitars.
  3. How to configure MIDI and Audio when using a Digital Audio Workstation.
  4. How to sequence/record using software instrument tracks and audio loops.
  5. How to edit MIDI data using a range of editing tools e.g. quantise, note lengths, velocity tool, volume and panning automation, copy/paste.
  6. The main features of the software arrange window.
  7. Evaluating and sequencing a dance project, ‘Dirty Beats’, reviewing the process of recording and editing and identifying strengths and areas for improvement within the project.

The Music Technology Exam will cover all of the above areas.
To help students prepare for the exam they will need to use their folders for revision. Each student has completed notes and home learning regarding all the above areas which will be tested. These notes and pieces of home learning can be found in their folder. It is important students learn this work as best they can when revising for the exam.
The students will also be asked to reflect and evaluate the success of an arrangement of ‘Dirty Beats’. For this they will be asked to comment about the use of different recording and editing techniques and the strengths and areas for improvement with regard to the arrangement. 
There are also additional resources available to download from the website that can be used for revision.