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 | History | Audacity


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

Notation

5.

Sequencing, Sampling &
Mixing

6.

Sound Editing &
Transformation

News

Welcome to the MUSC 336 website!

BAIN MUSC 336 will be offered: Fall 2019, MWF 12, R006; Lab: R011

Composition and theory majors, please e-mail me to obtain the required permission to register for the course.

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— Donald E. Knuth

 

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}

Download: JSyn

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

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)

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 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}

Roads, Curtis. 2015. Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic. New York: Oxford. {GB; Companion Website}

See also, MUSC 336 Bibliography

GB - Google Books

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Updated: March 3, 2019

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music
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