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ATEC-321 Sound Synthesis I (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces audio synthesis using the Pure Data (Pd) programming environment with a focus on understanding fundamental concepts of digital audio manipulation. Covers several standard techniques, including additive and wavetable synthesis, sample playback, time-stretching, pitch shifting, various forms of modulation, and use of delay networks. In addition to raw audio processing algorithms, students develop strategies for managing control information and sequencing. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: ATEC-101.