MUS 123 Music Technology I (Not offered 2004-2005)

Designed for students with some music background who wish to learn basic principles of Musical Technology and practical use of current software and hardware. Topics include acoustics, MIDI sequencing, digital recording and editing, sampling, analog and digital synthesis, digital signal processing, and instrument design. Lectures will provide technical explanations on those topics covered in class and an historical overview of electronic music. Format: lecture. Evaluation will be based on weekly assignments, a midterm exam, and a final project. Some background in acoustics/physics is desirable. Students will be required to attend one skills lab per week. Prerequisites: knowledge of and proficiency with musical notation is required. Enrollment limit: 12 (due to the limitations of the electronic music studio facility). Preference given to Music majors or potential Music majors, first-year students and sophomores, and students with experience in related fields.