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50820 Sound Design

Requisite(s): 50819 Composing with Sound
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject explores advanced sound design, sound synthesis, the creation of digital musical interfaces and interactions. Students explore both theoretical and practical applications of sound synthesis, sound processing, digital audio manipulation, digital musical interface design and real-time audio programming and interaction. Topics covered include the fundamental physics of sound, sampling, additive and subtractive synthesis, modulation techniques, filters, envelopes and control signals, and granular processing. The study of the theoretical aspects of each technique is reinforced by practice-based sessions and project-based assignments.

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