mus172 schedule

week 1 – introduction and oscillators (assign 1 given)

week 2 – oscillators and modulation

week 3 – amplitude and distortion (assign 1 due, assign 2 given)

week 4 – filters and harmonizers

week 5 – sampling and looping (assign 2 due, assign 3 given)

week 6 – sampling and granulation ()

week 7 – delay, chorusing, flanging and pitch shifting (assign 3 due, assign 4 given)

week 8 – reverb and spatialization

week 9 – spectral techniques (assign 4 due, final project given)

week 10 – misc topics

finals – (final project due)

Music 172 – Syllabus

music 172 - computer music ii - spring 2017
cpmc 367 - tuesday, thursday 2:00 - 3:20, lab thursday 3:30 - 4:20
tom erbe - cpmc 254 - 9:00-11:00, 12:30-2:00 - tues/thur
tre@music.ucsd.edu - http://music.ucsd.edu/~tre
ta - tina tallon - ttallon@ucsd.edu

we will be talking about various topics in computer music in this class getting into more depth than 171, and looking specifically at application of these techniques. i’ll spend about 2-4 classes on each topic and i will assign a project for each topic as well. 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 – spectral techniques, convolution, time & pitch shifting

5 – spatialization, reverb, vbap, ambisonics

6 – physical modeling, waveguides, modal synthesis

there will be 4 assignments and a final project. your projects should generally take the form of a piece of music, or a software/equipment design, in which you will need to demonstrate the techniques covered. class examples will appear on tre.ucsd.edu.

all of your work should be original. if you study with your classmates, you should each complete an original patch. copied work is not allowed. late assignments will be accepted, but will lose 1 point each week (assignments have 15 points). no late material accepted after week 10. assignments should be ZIP compressed and handed in via TritonEd.

your grade will be based on:

60% – 4 assignments (15 points each)

30% – final project

10% – attendance and participation

i will occasionally refer to miller puckette’s text book and point to relevant chapters.