Introduction to Digital Sound Design

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Syllabus

Week 1: THE NATURE OF SOUND

Sound

  1. The Human Ear
  2. The Six Properties of Sound
    Pitch
    Loudness and Amplitude
    Timbre
    Perceived Duration
    Envelope and Articulation
    Spatial Location, Diffusion, Reverberant Environment
  3. Timbre and the Overtone Series
  4. Music and the Human Condition
  5. SOFTWARE Tutorial: Sonic Visualizer
  6. Music and the Environment
Week 2: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - BASICS

Recording

  1. Microphones
  2. Mixer Basics
  3. Digital Audio File Formats
  4. Musical Instrument Digital Interface MIDI
  5. Digital Audio Effects
  6. SOFTWARE Tutorial: Audacity Audio Processing
Week 3: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - SYNTHESIS
1. Synthesis:
     Oscillators
     Filters
     Envelope Generators
     Modulation with LFOs
     Amplitude Modulation
     Frequency Modulation
     Granular Synthesis
     Physical Modeling

MIDTERM EXAM

Week 4: TUNING AND TEMPERAMENT / SOUNDATION
  1. Soundation Web-based Digital Audio Workstation
  2. Sound Project Using Soundation
  3. Tuning and Temperament
Week 5: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS

  1. Logic Pro (Mac only)
  2. Avid ProTools
  3. Reaktor
  4. Kyma
  5. Hydrogen
  6. Mammut
Week 6: CREATIVE STRATEGIES
Sonification
Sound for Visual Media
Ableton Live
Max
Pure Data
Supercollider
Mobile Interactions

FINAL EXAM

    Prerequisite

    None.

    Instructors

    • Steve Everett - Music

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