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50860 Sonology

8cp; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 50861 Audio Culture OR 50857 Electronic Music Composition
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50831 Sonology


This subject explores the fundamental concepts behind the representation, synthesis and manipulation of sound. These multi-faceted topics are examined in a diverse range of contexts, including the physical nature of sound; digital signal processing theory; human physiology and psychoacoustics; computing technology; and the aesthetic concerns of contemporary sound designers. The subject introduces a variety of visual representations of digital audio, showing how they relate to human auditory perception. Study of the theoretical aspects of each technique is reinforced by practice-based sessions and assessments.

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