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Digital Audio Workstation: The Contract

Due Date: November 30


Great News! You have been selected to create a new song for a movie trailer/video game/music video/streaming audio track -whatever. The client will pay huge money for a sweet track that is completely original. Use FL Studio to compose, arrange, mix, automate, and master your new track. And, the good news is that you have another level of assistance: The MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) Controller.

So, the song must adhere to these parameters:

  • Create a song that is three minutes in length (at least) - 10 points
  • The song must be original (not stolen off of the Internet) - The entire project is 0 if this is violated
  • There must be a combination of step sequencer patterns and Piano Roll (MIDI based) patterns - 20 points
  • Patterns must be layered (on tracks, in the Playlist) - 20 points
  • Every Pattern (clip) must be color coded and named appropriately - 20 points
  • Every instrument must be routed to a mixer channel, color coded according to the pattern clip- 20 points
  • Every instrument must utilize at least two Effects (on their mixer channel)  - 10 points
  • There must be at least two instances of automation associated with each instrument (it could be affecting the instrument itself, an effect on the mixer, pan, volume control, or anything which automation can be assigned to.) - 10 points
    • One of the automations must be a “Real Time” type automation. (5 points)
    • The other must be a “Linked Automation” type. (5 points)
  • The song must be rendered as an MP3 file upon completion - 10 points