University of South Carolina
School of Music

MUSC 336
Introduction to Computer Music

Fall 2017


MUSC 336 | E-book | 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
3. DSP & Synthesis

Notation

5.

Sequencing, Sampling &
Mixing

6.

Sound Editing &
Transformation

News

Have a great fall break!

Read

Music & Computers, Ch. 4 The Synthesis of Sound by Computer

Assignment

Due Mon., Oct. 30: Project #2: MSP: DSP & Synthesis
Part A: DSP w/ MSP (pdf)
Part B: Synthesis with MSP (pdf)

Quotable

lq ...in many sounds the amplitudes of the different component frequencies may vary quite separately and differently from each other. This variety seems to be one of the fundamental factors in our perception of sounds as having timbre.
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— 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}

Course Documents

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

Overviews

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

Learning

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

Projects

  1. Max: Max Programming & MIDI – Due Oct. 6 (pdf)
  2. MSP: DSP & Synthesis Due Mon., Oct. 30
  3. Reason 1: Redrum – Due Wed., Nov. 16
  4. Reason 2: Sequencing Due Fri., Nov. 18
  5. Audacity: Audio Editing & Transformation Due Fri., Dec. 8

Cloud Storage

  1. Dropbox
  2. Google Drive
  3. SoundCloud

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. Sound on Sound
  9. Sweetwater InSync
  10. Synthtopia

What's Next?

  1. MUSC 540 Projects in Computer Music
  2. Kadenze: Online Arts & Music Technology Courses
  3. 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. {Website}

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

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Updated: October 18, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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