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Richard S. Karpen
MUSIC 401
Seattle Campus

Digital Sound Synthesis

Introduction to software sound synthesis techniques. Includes acoustics and psychoacoustics; virtual synthesizers and unit generators; table-lookup oscillators and wavetable synthesis; additive synthesis; modulation synthesis; ring amplitude, phase and frequency; granular synthesis; noise; subtractive synthesis and filters. Offered: jointly with DXARTS 461; A.

Class description

The official catalog descirption is out of date.

A current description of the Music 401, 402, 403 sequence can be found at: http://www.dxarts.washington.edu/music/courses/

There is a link on that page to "Computer Music I-III FAQ and Application" which you should click on to read more info about the courses and where you'll also find the link to the online application. You will need your UW Net ID name and password to get to the application page.

You can get directly to the FAQ page via: http://depts.washington.edu/smccweb/courses/401-3-about.html

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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 Richard S. Karpen
Date: 05/17/2002