Analog and Digital Synthesis

General

Prefix

MUSM

Course Number

434

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

Create and compose with analog and digital synthesis. Sound-art projects reflecting different styles of fixed-media and real-time electroacoustic art based on synthesized sound. Introduction to history and literature of electroacoustic music featuring analog and digital synthesis.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Understand and become familiar with the principles of acoustics and psychoacoustics.

Outcome

Understand and become familiar with history and literature of synthesized and digital electroacoustic music and be able to develop analytical approaches to synthesized and digital electoacoustic music.

Outcome

Develop skills digitally synthesizing sound, including classic AM, ring -modulated AM, FM, additive, subtractive, granular, and physical modeling synthesis.

Outcome

Develop skills editing and mixing sound using DAW software and will develop skills using a DAW for MIDI recording, editing, and playback.

Outcome

Develop skills using microphones and a portable digital recording device to record sound and to develop skills using plug-in signal processing software to transform sound.

Outcome

Develop skills using a desktop computer to produce Red-Book Audio spec CDs.

Outcome

Develop the concept application and project management skills by creating fixed-media and real-time electroacoustic works demonstrating a variety of techniques and styles of synthesis.

Outcome

Develop the concept application and project management skills by creating and presenting a finished acoustic or real-time work to the public.

Dependencies

Courses

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Programs

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