University of South Carolina
School of Music

MUSC 336
Introduction to Computer Music

Fall 2019


MUSC 336 | E-book | Biblio

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

Sound Editing &
Transformation

News

Due Fri., Dec. 13, 3 pm:

Homework

Read Burk, et al, Music and Computers by Dec. 6

Quotable

lq There are no theoretical limitations to the performance of the computer as a source of musical sounds, in contrast to the performance of ordinary instruments. rq
 

— Max Mathews

 

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: Wed., Oct. 30
  3. Reason 1: Redrum (pdf) Due: Fri., Nov. 15
  4. Reason 2: Sequencing (pdf) Due: Wed., Dec. 4 or Fri., Dec. 6
  5. Audacity: Sound Editing & Transformation (pdf) Due: Wed., Dec. 13, 3 pm

Module Overviews

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

Learning

  1. Max
  2. MSP
  3. Notation
  4. Reason
  5. History
  6. Audacity

Magazines, Ezines & Journals

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

Cloud Storage & Data Compression

  1. Dropbox
  2. Zip file (format)

Online Music Distribution

  1. Bandcamp
  2. 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: December 9, 2019

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