ACAT8007 Digital Audio Synthesis
A one-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial each week in Semester 2.
Fundamentals of Computer Music (ACAT 1011).
To gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques of sound synthesis.
Theories of the timbre synthesis techniques:
- frequency modulation
- granular stochastic
- Karplus Strong algorithm.
Advanced studio techniques including:
- mixing and mixing consoles
- microphone techniques
- spatial manipulation
- reverberation and echo
- analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion
- editing digitised waveforms
Active participation in preparing and presenting a concert of electroacoustic music, including program notes.
|Strange, A., Electronic Music: Systems, Techniques and Controls. Brown, 1972.|
|Chamberlin, H., Musical Applications of Microprocessors, 2nd edn, Hayden Books, 1985.|
|Appleton, J., and Perera, P, (eds), The Development and Practice of Electronic Music, Prentice-Hall 1975.|
|Bateman, W., Introduction to Computer Music, Wiley, 1980.|
|Computer Music Journal|
|Eargle, J., Sound Recording, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1980.|
|Strawn, J. (ed.), Digital Audio Signal Processing: An Anthology, William Kaufmann, 1985.|
|Xenakis, I., Formalised Music, University of Indiana Press, 1971.|
|Software and hardware manuals as appropriate.|
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