Synthesis Theory - Table of Content
Final Exam: 1 May, 1997
- Roads, C. 1996. The Computer Music Tutorial. Cambridge, Mass.:
The MIT Press.
- Moore, F. R. 1990. Elements of Computer Music. Englewood Cliffs,
Csound On-line Manual
to Digital Sound Synthesis
and Additive Synthesis
Multiple Wavetable, Wave Terrain, Granular, and Subtractive Synthesis
Physical Modeling and Formant Synthesis
Segment. Graphic, and Stochastic Synthesis
- Sound Mixing
Concepts of Signal Processing
Spatialization and Reverberation
- Pitch and Rhythm Recognition
- Spectrum Analysis
- Algorithmic Composition Systems
- Representations and Strategies for Algorithmic Composition
- Internals of Digital Signal Processors
- System Interconnections
- Psychoacoustics in Computer Music
- 15% Mid-term exam
- 25% Final exam
- 10% Participation
- 50% Assignments
Assignment #16 (Due 17 Apr. 1997)
Write a C program that generates white noise and output to a SoundDesigner file the noise to one channel and a lowpass-filtered noise to the other channel.
Assignment #15 (Due 7 Apr. 1997)
Find and make a copy of Kay and Marple (1981). Find three more recent summary articles on Digital Spectrum Analysis.
Assignment #14 (Due 6 Mar. 1997)
Create a one-minute soundbyte using Karplus Strong algorithm.
Assignment #13 (Due 27 Feb. 1997)
Create a one-minute soundbyte using cross synthesis techinque and LPC.
Assignment #12 (Due 20 Feb. 1997)
Create a one-minute soundbyte using granular synthesis techinque.
Try chainging the various parameters such as frequency, waveform,
envelope, duration, etc.
Assignment #11 (Due 30 Jan. 1997)
Use FM technique to create a vibraphone-like sound
for the music of Assignment #10.
Assignment #10 (Due 23 Jan. 1997)
Add tremolo with an envelope to simulate the motor start up for the music
of Assignment #9.
Assignment #9 (Due 16 Jan. 1997)
Use additive analysis/resynthesis technique to create a vibraphone-like sound
for the music of Assignment #7.
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