|Instructor Info:||Daniel Warner|
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|TA Info:||Athena Giles|
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In this course we will study the concepts of basic analog electronic music synthesis. Students will gain hands-on, working knowledge of traditional hardware synthesizers in a studio setting. Topics to be covered are oscillators and basic waveforms, filters and musical timbre, voltage control, envelopes, gates and triggers, modulation, sequencing, control signal flow, and audio signal flow. We will learn how to synthesize acoustic sounds and create new electronic sounds by using additive/subtractive synthesis and various modulation techniques. In addition, students will study to the physical properties and behavior of sound in relation to electronic music.
Students are expected to be fluent in analog sound synthesis by the end of this course. They will be conversant in all concepts and terminology related to analog synthesis. They will have created a small portfolio of composition assignments.
Students are required to be present at every class during Jan Term. Students are expected to do all assigned readings and projects. Students should plan to spend two hours outside of class each day on their projects.
Absence due to illness or other unforseen event will require a communication to me from Health Services and/or CASA. No exceptions will be made.
A $35. course fee is required of all students enrolled in the course.
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