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Stylianos Manousakis
Seattle Campus

Digital Sound

Foundations of digital sound for digital arts applications. Project-based course focused on creating experimental sound compositions. Overview of the history of electronic music and analysis of important works from its cannon. Acoustics, psychoacoustics and digital sound theory. Digital signal processing and recording techniques. Multi-track, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering using Digital Audio Workstations (DAW). Offered: Sp.

Class description

DXARTS 460 is a one-quarter long studio course in which students will learn fundamentals of digital/electro-acoustic music composition. Students will be introduced to basic audio editing tools and techniques which will be employed for composing studies for class critique. The course also includes a survey of historic and contemporary compositions that will serve to illustrate the concepts discussed in class.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stylianos Manousakis
Date: 06/28/2012