Music Tech Fest! Radio Commercial

Music Tech Fest!! Radio Commercial

Wayne Splettstoeszer
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Torrington High School – Torrington, Connecticut –

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Music Production


High School


Music Technology


Looped Based Music Creation Software
Audio Editing Software
Microphone (XLR or USB)


1 Week

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Students have analyed various radio commercials.
Students have brainstormed on what makes a good radio commercial.
Basic knowledge of looped based software
How to record in looped based software

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.

NAfME 2014: Creating

NAfME Standards of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.

NAfME 2014: Responding

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

NAfME 2014: Connections


Looped Based Software.
Microphone (XLR or USB).
CD’s of students favorite music.
MIDI Keyboard
Here is a Sample Handout (PDF)


In this assignment you will create a 45 second radio commercial for a fictitious concert.

Musical Bed – will be audio clips taken from CD’s of your favorite artist.

Script – will be created using the copy facts given below.

Criteria for Assignment
1. The music bed must be exactly 45 seconds. NO EXCEPTIONS
2. Select a band or your choice to use in your copy facts
3. You must select points from the information provided.
4. You can use ACID Pro
5. Final product must be rendered as an MP3

Copy Facts (Use can’t use all of these. Pick the ones that will best reach your target audience)
Remember the following: Who, What, When, Where
1. Concert is a promotion of WTHS and Music Tech Productions
2. Concert Date is January 29, 2007
3. Location is the Torrington High School Civic Center
4. Name of Concert is ‘Music Tech Fest 07’
6. Tickets are available at the THS Music Tech room and online at
7. This will be their only appearance in Connecticut this year
8. Hear their greatest hits, hear all your favorites
9. ______, The official credit card of (insert band’s name)
10. Get a copy of their latest CD (insert CD title) at THS Music Tech Productions
11. Do not miss this once in a lifetime event.
12. Listen to WTHS to win tickets and backstage passes
13. You will never forget this if you are the lucky winner/
You may also create 2-3 original copy facts for this commercial.


1. Students will select an artist/band as the topic of the commercial

2. Students will rip and edit various audio clips from CD’s using audio editing software to create a ‘Musical Bed’

3. Student will create the script of the commercial using the given copy facts. Students can also create original facts as well.

4. Using a looped based software students will arrange the musical bed and record the script to create a 45 second file.

5. Final product will be rendered as an MP3 file.


See attached handout

Follow Up:

Students can create an original commerical on any topic they wish. The music for the commerical must be created from pre-recorded loops and recorded loops made in class.

Items to Purchase:

Microphone and pre-recorded loops.

USB Microphone $80 – plug and play and you can use the microphone to record ensemble rehearsals using your computer!

Pre-Recorded Loops – various prices check on the Internet

When budget should be submitted:


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