CNMAT Summer Workshop 1997

Sound Synthesis Models and Timbral Control

An intensive two-week workshop covering prevalent and emerging methods of sound synthesis, tools for organization of timbral resources, real-time control strategies, and sound diffusion.

Tentative Schedule


August 11-22, 1997


Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
1750 Arch Street, Berkeley, California


Guest lecturers

Morning lectures

Afternoon labs

Hands-on sessions using analysis and real-time synthesis tools available at CNMAT, especially the CAST (CNMAT Additive Synthesis Tools) set.

Basic principles of musical acoustics and simple mathematical concepts will be introduced to complement this practical, hands-on course which is oriented towards musicians, sound designers and musical audio developers.

Participants will be able to use most of the software after the course.


$1100 individuals and affiliates (a few partial scholarships may be available)
$1400 corporate (non-affiliate)

Limited to 15 participants

Additional Information

Housing costs are not included in the course fee. Information on campus housing and other lodgings in the Berkeley vicinity will be sent to all workshop participants. No academic credit is offered for participation in the workshops.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Richard Andrews, Administrator,

1750 Arch Street,
Berkeley, CA 94709,
(510) 643-9990 x300
510-642-7918 fax