School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Sound Synthesis and the Sound EnvironmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101538.2

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Ability to understand basic acoustics and technical terminology; ability to conduct effective stereo audio recording; ability to operate simple MIDI systems; ability to operate simple audio mixing consoles; ability to critically analyse electroacoustic sound and music works at a basic level.

Equivalent Units
101141 - Digital Musics 2: Studio and Soundscape

101526 Introduction to Sound Technologies

About this Unit
In 2018 this unit replaced by 102559 - Sound Design. As the second of two foundation level units, this unit builds on conceptual and practical work from Introduction to Sound Technologies, deepening students' practical and conceptual understanding of technology in contemporary music and media arts practice. Areas to be examined include digital field recording and soundscape techniques and concepts, an introduction to sound synthesis procedures and musical acoustics, creative sound design and synthesiser patch editing. Technical concepts are contextualised within a critical survey of contemporary electroacoustic music and sonic arts practice.

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