Table of Contents
2. Studio Gear
5. Digital Audio
6. History and Lit
Jacobs School of Music
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Topics include introductory acoustics and psychoacoustics detailing the properties of sound and how we perceive it.
3. Speed of Sound
4. Sound Waves
8. Wave shape
13. Standing Waves
14. How the Ear Works
15. Pitch and Tuning
2. STUDIO GEAR
Topics include microphones and recording techniques, mixing consoles, cable types, and signal processing (effects).
2. Cables and Connectors
4. Mixing Consoles
5. Signal Processing: Effects
(reverb, compression, EQ, delay, etc.)
An overview of the MIDI specification the specific code structure of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.
1. Overview and History
2. Hardware Specification
3. Data Format
4. Channel Voice Messages
5. MIDI Controllers (plus full controller chart)
6. Channel Mode Messages
7. System Messages
8. SysEx Extensions (incl. MTC and
9. Non-code MIDI Extensions
(SMF & GM)
Analog and digital synthesis concepts including waveforms, filters, modulation, patches, phase vocoding and convolution.
4. Analog Synth Concepts
5. Envelopes and Gates
6. Patches: The Basic Patch
7. Patches: Sub-audio Rate Modulation
8. Audio-rate FM Synthesis
9. Audio-rate Amplitude and Ring Modulation
10. Phase Vocoding
12. Granular Synthesis and Granulation of Sampled Sound
5. DIGITAL AUDIO
A discussion of digital audio theory and concepts, sampling, digital recording concepts and audio file specifications.
2. Binary Numbers
4. Nyquist Theorem
5. Sample Rates
6. Quantization, Approximation Errors and Sample Size
7. Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
8. Audio File Formats
6. ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY
An overview and historic timeline of significant developments and literature in electronic and computer music.
1. Electronic Music Historical Timeline
A list of paper and online texts, equal temperament pitch/frequency/MIDI chart, and education and professional links.
A. Paper and Online Texts and Resources
B. Pitch to Frequency to MIDI Chart
C. Educational and Professional Links (coming soon)
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