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MUS. 292 Sound Creation: Sampling and Synthesis

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Create original sounds for composition, live performance, and sound effects. Fully utilize the technical and artistic potential of synthesizers and samplers. Study the nature of musical instruments and environmental sounds. From an historical as well as a technical perspective, analyze synthesized and sampled sounds found in experimental and popular music. Specific synthesis techniques covered include: analog modular synthesis, FM synthesis, additive synthesis, granular synthesis and physical modeling.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: MUS. 290
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC