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Musical Applications of Computers and Related Technologies Spring 2007


Professor Edmund Campion, e-mail:

TA: John MacCallum, e-mail:



Where: Humanities Microcomputer Facilty 212 Wheeler Hall

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Time: Lecture sections (Campion), Spring 2007, Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:30 p.m.


Where: HMF Humanities Microcomputer Facility 212 Wheeler Hall

Lab Time: Tuesday/Thursday 12 -2 p.m. (attendance required)

Extra Lab Time: Monday/Wednesday 3-5 p.m. (extra lab time not required)


Units: 4 units
Course format: Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab per week
Course Description: Music158 is a lecture/lab based course designed for upper-division music majors. The course is open to students outside the Music Department with consent of instructor.

Using the software program Max/MSP , students work hands-on with the basic building blocks of sound. Fundamental concepts and techniques of computer-based music composition, and performance are examined along with the essentials of digital audio signal processing, musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, sound analysis and synthesis. Study Units include: basic sound synthesis, filtering, sampling, algorithmic systems.


see the course syllabus for more info: Music 158 course syllabus

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