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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Music Technology I

MUS- N 310 / 3 Cr.

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of electronic sound synthesis and signal processing.  Graphic programming languages taught during this course are intended to provide you with a knowledge and appreciation of the broad genre of computer music, as well as a practical understanding of the fundamental techniques used in digital signal processing (DSP).  Essays written by pioneering composers, theorists and philosophers in the field will fuel in-class discussions and provide context to the techniques practiced throughout the semester.  In addition, this course will offer many real world examples of the use of computer music synthesis in academic and popular music, as well as the music technology industry.  Topics include audio software development, simple interactive systems, and custom audio plug-ins.

Software
  • Think, speak and write clearly and effectively about major concepts of computer music synthesis and signal processing; (PUL1; NASM 1)
  • Understand fundamental techniques used in Digital Signal Processing (DSP); (PUL 1e, NASM 17)
  • Research essays written by pioneering composers, theorists and philosophers in the field; (PUL 5a, b, and c, 6, NASM 3)
  • Grow a working knowledge of technological developments. (PUL 1e, NASM 18)
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)

PUL1, 1e, 5a, b, and c, and 6.

NASM Standards

NASM 1, 3, 17, and 18.