University of South Carolina
School of Music

MUSC 336
Introduction to Computer Music

Fall 2017


MUSC 336 | E-book | Biblio | Sweetwater Glossary

Learning: Max | MIDI | MSP | Notation | Reason | History | Audacity


C O U R S E   M O D U L E S
1. Course & Studio
Introduction
2. Interactive Music
Programming & MIDI
3. DSP & Synthesis
4.

Notation

5.

Sequencing, Sampling &
Mixing

Sound Editing &
Transformation

News

Due Fri., Dec. 15, at noon

  1. Final Exam: Reason, Audacity and Music and Computers Ch. 4-5
  2. Project #5: Audacity: Sound Editing & Transformation (pdf)

Quotable

lq All sound, even continous musical variation, is conceived as an assemblage of a large number of elementary sounds adequately disposed in time. In the attack, body, and decline of a complex sound, thousands of pure sounds appear in a more or less short interval of time delta t.
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— Iannis Xenakis

 

Textbook (Open Access)

Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, Douglas Repetto, Mary Roberts and Dan Rockmore.
Music and Computers:  A Theoretical and Historical Approach
, 2011 Archival Version. {E-book}

Chapter Overviews: Ch. 1 (pdf); Ch. 2 (pdf); Ch. 3 (pdf); Ch. 4 (pdf); Ch. 5 (pdf)

Course Documents

  1. Fall 2017 Syllabus (pdf)
  2. Links for Students
  3. Computer Music Studio B

Projects

  1. Max: Max Programming & MIDI – Due Oct. 6 (pdf)
  2. MSP: DSP & Synthesis – Due Mon., Oct. 30
  3. Reason 1: Redrum (pdf) Due Fri., Nov. 17
  4. Reason 2: Sequencing Wed., Dec. 6 & Fri., Dec. 8 (pdf)
  5. Audacity: Sound Editing & Transformation – Due Fri., Dec. 15 (pdf)

Overview Handouts

  1. Interactive Music Programming
  2. DSP & Synthesis
  3. Notation
  4. Sequencing, Sampling & Mixing
  5. The History of Electronic Music
  6. Sound Editing & Transformation
  7. Special Topics

Learning

  1. Max
  2. MSP
  3. Notation
  4. Reason
  5. The History of Electronic Music
  6. Audacity

Magazines & Journals

  1. Computer Music Journal
  2. Computer Music Magazine
  3. Create Digital Music
  4. Electronic Musician
  5. Keyboard Magazine
  6. Leonardo Music Journal
  7. MusicRadar
  8. MusicTech
  9. Sound on Sound
  10. Sweetwater InSync
  11. Synthtopia

Cloud Storage & Data Compression

  1. Dropbox
  2. Zip file (format)

Online Distribution

  1. Bandcamp
  2. SoundCloud

What's Next?

  1. MUSC 540 Projects in Computer Music
  2. Computer Music Creative Activity & Research

Bibliography

MUSC 336 Bibliography

Burk, Phil, Larry Polansky, Douglas Repetto, Mary Roberts and Dan Rockmore. 2011. Music and Computers:
      A Theoretical and Historical Approach
, Archival Version. Hannover, NH. {E-book}

Chadabe, Joel. 2000. "A Brief History of Electronic Music: The Electronic Century." Electronic Musician (February-May, 2000). {Electronic Musician}

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Updated: December 12, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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