University of South Carolina
School of Music

MUSC 336
Introduction to Computer Music

Fall 2019


MUSC 336 | E-book | Biblio | Sweetwater Glossary

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


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

Notation

5.

Sequencing, Sampling &
Mixing

6.

Sound Editing &
Transformation

Homework

Exam 2 will be distributed in class on Mon., Oct. 28. It will be due on Mon., Nov. 4.

The Project 2 presentations will take place on Wed., Oct. 30.

Reading

  1. Burk et al., Music and Computers, Ch. 1-2 {E-book}
  2. Cycling '74

Quotable

lq Any frequency that exceeds the Nyquist rate is indistinguishable from a negative frequency the same amount less than the Nyquist rate. rq
 

— Cycling '74, How Digital Audio Works

 

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); See also: Module Overviews

Course Documents

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

Projects

  1. Max: Programming with Max & MIDI Due: Mon., Oct. 7
  2. MSP: DSP & Synthesis Due: Mon., Oct. 28rq
  3. Reason 1: Redrum Due: Fri., Nov. 15
  4. Reason 2: Sequencing Due: Wed., Dec. 2
  5. Audacity: Sound Editing & TransformationDue: Wed., Dec. 13, 3 pm

Module Overviews

  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 Music Distribution

  1. Bandcamp
  2. Blend
  3. SoundCloud

What's Next?

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

References

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}

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Updated: October 21, 2019

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