MTC 505 C Introduction to the Electronic Music Studio - This course introduces students to the variety of applications in the modern-day electronic music and music production studio. Students will learn about digital audio recording, MIDI sequencing, mixing techniques, and sound design. The students will be exposed to some of the common software applications used today in both the academic setting and commercial music industry. The focus is on the fundamentals such that the students will be able to adapt their knowledge to new software releases and changes in the wide field of music technology applications.
MTC 506 D MIDI Control Systems - Students in this course will go beyond the basics of MIDI sequencing to understand how the MIDI protocol works and can be used to control a wide variety of musical elements and processes. Students will learn about all the aspects of the MIDI language to see how it can be used to control MIDI sequencing and the development of sounds and software applications. The fundamentals from this course will prepare the student to understand the principles behind any MIDI compatible software or hardware. This understanding is partially achieved through the use of the Pure Data programming language, which also allows students to design their own MIDI instruments and software.
MTC 507 D Digital Synthesis and Sampling - Because of the wide variety of sound software that is available these days, this course focuses on the fundamentals of sound design and sampling so that students will feel more knowledgeable about the different software synthesizers and instruments that they wish to use. This “under the hood” approach is accomplished by using the Csound programming language to create software instruments and samplers so that many commercial-line software instruments become more easily understandable through the firm grasp of the signal flow process in the didigtal audio.
MTC 521 P Internet Tools and Multimedia for Musicians - This course is designed to help the musician to learn those internet applications that are useful for a musician. The course will cover the basics of web page design, the authoring of streaming media, the authoring of graphics and animation, and the various internet tools that can be useful for a musician who wishes to establish an internet presence. Students are encouraged to focus their class assignments toward what web and media elements would be useful for them professionally. By the end of the course, each student will have a completed website that is focused on their needs as a musician.
MTC 167/567 Q Electronic Music Production Seminar and Studio Licensing Course - This course serves a dual purpose of exposing students to a variety of music technology topics with licensing training for the Electronic Music Studio and Media Writing and Production Studio. After finishing this course, students will be able to book their own time in either studio for their own projects. Additionally, students will attend presentations of varying topics that are tailor-designed for the current class’s interests. these topics can range from any variety of music technology subjects that the current class members have an interest in.
The Frost School of Music Electronic Music Ensemble is described in detail on the Electronic Music Ensemble page.