music 271b - survey of electronic music techniques - spring 2017
cpmc 365 - wednesday 2 to 5
tom erbe - cpmc 254 - office hours by appt.
email@example.com - http://tre.ucsd.edu/
we will be talking about fundamental techniques in computer music in this class. i’ll spend 1 or 2 classes on each topic and i will give an assignment about every two weeks. the topics are most likely to be:
1 – oscillators, modulators, harmonics, sequencing, polyphony
2 – filters, amplifiers, distortion, waveshaping, harmonizers, MIDI
3 – sampling, looping, brassage, granular techniques
4 – delay, chorus, flange, reverb
5 – spectral techniques, convolution, time & pitch shifting
6 – spatialization, binaural filters, VBAP, ambisonics
7 – physical modeling, waveguides, modal synthesis
other possible topics will be discussed in the first class according to your interest.
throughout the class we will focus on general Max/MSP techniques, controllers, interfaces, etc.
for each assignment, i will ask you to present your project in class. your projects should generally take the form of a short study, in which you will need to demonstrate the techniques assigned.
your grade will be based on:
90% – the 5 assignments
5% – attendance and participation
text – i will point out readings in miller’s textbook from time to time, as well as relevant articles from the cycling74 website.