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DESC9136 - Music Technologies
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Architecture Faculty
Offered session(s): 2
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof William Martens/Mr Michael Bates

Classes: Lectures/Seminars 3 hrs/wk

Assessment: Class attendance and participation (20%),2 x Class exercises (10%), Media Review (30%), Final Project (40%)

This unit will introduce a wide range of electronic and computational approaches to music production, with a focus on analogue and digital sound synthesis, MIDI and audio sequencing, sampling, and inter-application synchronisation.
A range of concepts and practices will be examined including: the implications of non-linear recording technologies on music composition, sound design and studio production practices; music production for the internet; interactive and intelligent computer-music systems; virtual musical instrument design; and computer music programming.
Content covered: Sound synthesis theory and practice; Symbolic music and sequencing; MIDI, M-LAN, MPEG 4 and other recent developments in music technology; Sampling and re-processing; Interactive music technology and virtual musicians; Computer programming for music production; Real-time interactive networked music; and music for new media.
By completing the unit students will gain an understanding of many approaches to music technology, and will become adept at music production using computers. The knowledge acquired in this unit will be applicable to a wide range of music and audio production contexts including film, video and new media.Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. First preference to students in the Audio and Acoustics stream. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful please seek permission from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning Student Administration Centre.
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