Hey Everybody

Hey everyone,

My name is Cameron Niazi and I’m a junior biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m taking this class because I really enjoy making music in my free time, and want to get more exposure to new techniques and softwares for music production. I play the guitar and produce/dj on Ableton live, and I’ve spent a good chunk of time trying to merge these two skills to make something unique. Let me know if any of you guys want to jam some time or talk music, I’m always down!

Hi All

I’m Henry, fourth year architect. I used to play the flute and currently learning piano. I’m interested in an amalgamation between architecture and music, how people interact with each, and how people interact in both cases. I’ve done some video work: and Though nothing fancy, combining disciplines (music, art, architecture, literature) is something that can prove interesting. I’m looking forward not only to create music, but to create an environment, a space, that is experienced and/or changed by acoustics.


Hello fellow humans,

My name is Matthew. I am a senior majoring in development sociology in CALS. I have had an interest in music creation since high school and I took 1421 last semester. I play guitar, rap, and want to learn more about live performance. I hope everyone in the class (including myself)  gets to explore their interest and has fun. I look forward to my hope becoming a reality.


Hi everyone, my name is Han. I’m a senior majoring in Economics. I’m minoring in film studies, music, and business (yes, I’m a video person). I’m taking this class because I’m interested in creating soundtracks for my film projects, which can either be conventional experimental documentaries or live installments of visual and sonic creations. I don’t have a strong background in Western music but I play various non-Western percussion instruments (Korean, Latin American, African, etc.). I look forward to learning a lot from Professor Ernste and my peers in this class. Thanks!

Spear spectral editor

Sinusoidal Partial Editing Analysis and Resynthesis
for MacOS X, MacOS 9 and Windows

Downloads (free) here.

Be sure to read the “help” page for SPEAR containing keystrokes, hints, and solutions to common problems in SPEAR and analysis/resynthesis generally.

SPEAR is an application for audio analysis, editing and synthesis. The analysis procedure (which is based on the traditional McAulay-Quatieri technique) attempts to represent a sound with many individual sinusoidal tracks (partials), each corresponding to a single sinusoidal wave with time varying frequency and amplitude.

Something which closely resembles the original input sound (a resynthesis) can be generated by computing and adding all of the individual time varying sinusoidal waves together. In almost all cases the resynthesis will not be exactly identical to the original sound (although it is possible to get very close).

Aside from offering a very detailed analysis of the time varying frequency content of a sound, a sinusoidal model offers a great deal of flexibility for editing and manipulation. SPEAR supports flexible selection and immediate manipulation of analysis data, cut and paste, and unlimited undo/redo. Hundreds of simultaneous partials can be synthesized in real-time and documents may contain thousands of individual partials dispersed in time. SPEAR also supports a variety of standard file formats for the import and export of analysis data.

Read more in the ICMC paper “Software for Spectral Analysis, Editing, and Synthesis.” (pdf) or in the dissertation paper Spectral Analysis, Editing, and Resynthesis: Methods and Applications (dissertation).

— Michael Klingbeil, author of SPEAR


Hello to the world. My name is David, and I’m a junior in the ILR School. I’ve always wanted to take this course, but I’ve never been able to until now. I do come from a music background–I play piano, guitar, sing, and the ukulele–but I want to seriously look into producing music now. I’m excited to see what’s to come this semester and hope to learn a lot as well.


Hi everyone! My name is Aarohee and I’m a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m majoring in Biology and Psychology with minors in Spanish and Music. I’m taking this class because I want to learn more about DAWs, music performance techniques, and studio set-up. I have previous music experience in piano, violin, singing, and music production. I look forward to this semester!

Concert Order, Sunday December 7th 2014

Concert order for tomorrow’s 3pm performance in Lincoln Hall B20 performance is below with available rehearsal times in parenthesis.

[table]Computer C (Left), Own Laptop (Center), Computer D (Right)
Shelby Hankee (10am), Laura Furman (10:10am), Henry Chuang (10:20am)
James Winebrake(2:10pm), , Yundi Gao (10:40am)
Michelle Gostic(10:50am), Aarohee Fulay (11am), Skyler Gray (11:10am)


Adam Beckwith  (11:30am), “”, Benjamin Hwang  (11:40am)
Chad Lazar (11:50pm), “” , Kwang Lee  (12:00pm)
Jennifer Lim  (12:10pm), Riley Owens (12:20pm) , Nicholas Livezey  (12:30pm)
Mary Millard (12:40pm), “” , Cassidy Molina (12:50pm)
Cameron Niazi (1pm), “” ,


Brendan Sanok (1:10pm), “” , Hanbyul Seo (1:20pm)
William Seward (1:30pm), Marcus Wetlaufer (1:40pm), Suk Sung (1:50pm)
Matthew Williams (2pm), “”, Jasmine Edison (10:30am)
Christopher Yu (2:20pm), Luka Maisuradze (2:30pm), Lisa Zhu (2:40pm)

Original version of my cover

Hi all,

If you’re curious, here is the link to “Turn It Around” by Lucius, which I covered for Project 2.

Thanks for your feedback today!



Studio and lab issues resolved

Earlier today, a student reported issues in the library lab and studios, including 1) Live 9 licensing problems, 2) Reason network licensing (library lab), and 3) Rewire sharing between Live 9 and Reason.

All issues have now been resolved. All studios are repaired, the library lab license server is back online, and Rewire has been confirmed to work, once again, in all three studios.

– Please be sure to use Live 9 for the remainder of the semester, particularly if you are using Rewire.

– If and when issues of this kind (issues affecting the usability of the labs for any user) come up I certainly appreciate hearing about them so they can be resolved immediately. The more detailed your input the more quickly we can resolve the concern.

— Professor Ernste

P.S. While solving an issue in the lab, someone asked about the Network Drive being unavailable. Please see the FAQ on that issue if that happens again.

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