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Instructor Info:Daniel Warner
Office Extension x5586
TA Info:Athena Giles
Ezra Teboul
Office Extension x5254
Martin Cain
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Harold Johnson Library B3
Description:

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.

Course Objectives:

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.

Evaluation Criteria:

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.

Additional Info:

A $35. course fee is required of all students enrolled in the course.