Learn the properties of sound such as amplitude and frequency, and how they are perceived by us.
Learn about waveforms, filters and patching. Cover techniques such as FM modulation in detail.
Learn about digital sampling, synthesis and recording, how a D-to-A converter works, and more.
The Introduction to Computer Music was initially designed as an online text for first-year study of computer music. This e-book aspires to present information in sufficient depth to be useful to composers, beginning audio engineers and other musicians, professional or otherwise, interested in making music with technology. The first edition of this text was begun in 2004 with an Indiana University Instructional Development Grant and has served our electronic studio resources course for nearly twenty years as it grew and expanded. This new edition is being completely reworked page by page, with new information and examples, and it may be several months before it is completely inclusive of the earlier work. For a complete version of the older text until this edition catches up, please visit this link. My thanks to Prof John Gibson, now serving as Director of the IU Center for Electronic and Computer Music, for his advice in making both the old and new editions of this work better. These pages are free to all for learning and teaching, and if adopted on an external site, I merely ask for acknowledgement of my authorship.
Jeffrey Hass (D.M. Composition and Electronic Music, Indiana University), composer and educator, has taught electronic music for nearly forty years as Director of the Indiana University Center for Electronic and Computer Music and is now retired. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the IU Jacobs School of Music, where he continues to create and compose.SEE FULL BIO LISTEN