Computational Sound (Fall 2021)

Modules will be added as we go through the course. You may find the material from last year helpful as a guide. Note that last year’s iteration of the course was a 6-week intensive, so we will follow a different schedule, including in some cases covering different topics and assignments.

you can find the syllabus here

Module 1: Audio DSP (3 weeks)

Demo: Basic

Demo: Basic with slider


Homework 1

In-class activity: Sensation caused by two pure tones

In-class activity: Fletcher-Muson


Demo: Additive Synthesis

Demo: LFO + Additive

Demo: Amplitude Modulation

Demo: Frequency Modulation

Demo: Parallel Multi-Modulator Frequency Modulation

Demo: Serial Multi-Modulator Frequency Modulation

Demo: LFO + Frequency Modulation

Homework 2

Demo: Biquad

Demo: Loading files

Demo: Granular Synthesis

Demo: Allpass

Demo: convolution

Demo: 3D panning

Demo: MIDI

Lab 3: Farnell Synthesis

Video: how to make a square wave from a sine wave

Module 2: Live Coding (3 weeks)

Demo: Live Coding (Basic)

Demo: Live Coding (Pitch)

Lab 4: Live Coding

Module 3: Automated Composition (3 weeks)

Demo: Notes

Demo: randomWalk

Demo: Magenta

Demo: Phone Control

Lab 5: Automated Composition

Module 4: Audio Plugin Development (3 weeks)

Final Project

Final Project