Semester Schedule, Fall 2020

All Tuesday meetings will be online at the Zoom session address shared with you to your calendar.

PART I: Digital Audio

Week 0 — September 3rd
— Course Introduction
——> Assignment #0: Website introduction

Week 1 — September 8th and 10th
— Digital Audio Fundamentals; Audio Recording Techniques (lab)
——> Assignment #1: Recording the human voice

Week 2 — September 15th and 17th
— Audio Editing, Sample Preparation, Sound file Libraries and Mixing Basics (lab)
——> Assignment #2a: Sample libraries

Week 3 — September 22nd and 24th
— Principles of Multi-track Mixing and mastering (lab)
——> Assignment #2b: Musique concrète mix

Week 4 — September 29th and October 1st
— Sounds and form; Signal Routing and processing (lab)
——> Assignment #3: Listening and analysis

Week 5 — October 6th and 8th
— Advanced DAW Techniques, Formats and finalizing (lab and project meetings)

PART II: Synthesizers, Samplers, and Sequencing

Week 6 — October 13th and 15th
— Introduction to MIDI and controllers
—> Project 1 due Thursday October 15th; in-class project listening/discussion

Week 7— October 20th and 22nd
— Synthesis, Timbre, and modeling (lab)
——> Assignment #4: Synthesis and modeling

Week 8 — October 27th and 29th
— Synthesizers, Sequencing, and Sampling (lab)
——> Assignment #5: Beat slicing and beat making

Week 9 — November 3rd and 5th
— Controllers and loops (lab)
——> Assignment #6: Remix

Week 10 —November 10th and 12th
— Analog electronics and DIY / DIT, Do-it-together (lab)

PART III: Composition and Live Performance

Week 11 — November 17th and 19th
— No classes; Project discussion and planning

Week 12 — November 24th and THANKSGIVING BREAK
Project 2 due Tuesday November 24th: project listening/discussion

Week 13 — December 1st and 3rd
— Modular Programming and Interactivity; Alternative Controllers (lab)
——> Assignment #7: PD and algorithmic music

Week 14 — December 8th and 10th
— Live streaming basics; Audio for multimedia; Audio/Video Sync (lab)
——> Assignment #8: OBS streaming basics, sources and templates

Week 15 — December 15th
— Live streaming continued, final concert preparations (no lab)

Final Concert: Sound Art Forum, December 19th or 20th

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