Recording, reproducing, mixing, and manipulating sounds
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Audio Engineering can serve a variety of valuable purposes in music therapy, most notably in its ability to most authentically capture your session participants’ musical expressions, when the therapist is able to use it competently. Participant musicking can be recorded and edited collaboratively, which can also serve to benefit the building of trust in the therapeutic relationship and deepen participants’ potential for personal insight, given that the nature of engineering involves repeated and targeted listening.
Ableton, in particular can be used for improvisational play that can either stand alone as a therapeutic experience or evolve into fully edited songs. Participants can be encouraged to take turns looping and providing feedback to each other with previously made templates, or work together to choose instruments to build their own loops, strengthening group cohesion and interpersonal collaboration.
Audio Engineering can be used to record, edit, and mix audio used within other technology mediums, such as podcasting and video production, to promote awareness of our field to the broader public, introducing our services to potential clients, collaborating with other disciplines.
The Audio Engineering Cranny was compiled by Jesse Asch-Ortiz, BT Playgrounds (Natasha & Bernie Thomas), Gabby Banzon, Chris Millett, and Dean Quick.
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