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    Western Michigan University
  Feb 20, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MUS 2220 - Computer Music Design

This course covers the fundamental of computer music programming in the context of the laptop orchestra. The course emphasis is on the design of digital musical instruments for real-time performance. Topics include digital signal processing and audio synthesis, procedural and object-oriented programming, computer networking, and design of human-computer interfaces. Programming languages studied may include basic Unix, MIDI, ChucK (a concurrent, time-based, procedural audio programming language), and Max (a graphical object-oriented programming environment for music and multimedia). The class includes performance participation in KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra. Students should have either a strong expertise in music with some background in computers, or a strong expertise with computer programming and some background in music.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MUS 1140 or equivalent basic computer literacy/usage.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 4: Computer Science.

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