Semester Schedule, Fall 2017

PART I: Digital Audio

Week 1 —— August 22nd and 24th
– Course Introduction, Audio Recording Techniques

Week 2 —August 29th andAugust 31st
– Digital Audio Fundamentals

Week 3 — September 5th and 7th
– Audio Editing, Sample Preparation, Sound file Libraries and Mixing Basics

Week 4 — September 12th and 14th
– Principles of Multi-track Mixing and Mastering

Week 5 — September 19th and 21st
– Signal Routing and Processing

Week 6 — September 26th and 28th
– Advanced DAW Techniques, Formats and Finalizing

PART II: Synthesizers, Samplers, and Sequencing

Week 7 —— October 3rd and 5th
– Introduction to MIDI and controllers
— Project 1 due Thursday October 5th; in-class project listening/discussion

Week 8—— FALL BREAK and October 12th
– Synthesis, Timbre, and modeling

Week 9 —— October 17th and 19th
– Synthesizers, Sequencing, and Sampling; Non-linear sequencing

Week 10 — October 25th and 27th
– Inter-application Connectivity; Advanced MIDI and Networks

Week 11 —October 31st and November 2nd
– Analog electronics and DIY (DIT, Do-it-together)

PART III: Composition and Live Performance

Week 12 — — November 7th and 9th
– Compositional practices and musical form
— Project 2 due Thursday November 9th: project listening/discussion

Week 13 — November 14th and 16th
– Live Performance Techniques and Controllers; Real-time Processing

Week 14 — — November 21st and THANKSGIVING BREAK
– Modular Programming and Interactivity

Week 15 — —November 28th and 30th
– Controllers and sound reinforcement for live performance

Final Concert: Sound Art Forum, Lincoln Hall B20, Date TBA

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