Semester Schedule, Fall 2016

PART I: Digital Audio

Week 1 —— August 23rd and 25th
– Course Introduction, Audio Recording Techniques

Week 2 —August 30th and September 1st
– Digital Audio Fundamentals

Week 3 — September 6th and 8th
– Audio Editing, Sample Preparation, Sound file Libraries and Mixing Basics

Week 4 — September 13th and 15th
– Principles of Multi-track Mixing and Mastering

Week 5 — September 20th and 22nd
– Signal Routing and Processing

Week 6 — September 27th and 29th
– Advanced DAW Techniques, Formats and Finalizing

PART II: Synthesizers, Samplers, and Sequencing

Week 7 —— October 4th and 6th
– Introduction to MIDI
— Project 1 due Thursday October 6th; in-class project listening/discussion

Week 8—— FALL BREAK and October 13th
– Synthesis, Timbre, and modeling

Week 9 —— October 18th and 20th
– Synthesizers, Sequencing, and Sampling; Non-linear sequencing

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

Week 11 — November 1st and 3rd
– Analog electronics and DIY (DIT, Do-it-together)

PART III: Composition and Live Performance

Week 12 — — November 8th and 10th
– Compositional practices and musical form
— Project 2 due Thursday November 12th: project listening/discussion

Week 13 — November 15th and 17th
– Live Performance Techniques and Controllers; Real-time Processing

Week 14 — — November 22nd and THANKSGIVING BREAK
– Modular Programming and Interactivity

Week 15 — —November 29th and December 1st
– Controllers and sound reinforcement for live performance

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

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