ENGS 17: Electronics for Musicians

Offered

Prerequisites

Math 3 or equivalent or instructor approval.

Dist

TLA

Identical to MUS14.03

From public address systems to recording performances and the creation of synthetic sounds, electronic technology permeates the making of music in many ways.  In this course we propose to familiarize students with the technology behind the production of music.  The course will cover analog electronics from microphone to speaker, digital electronics from the acquisition of sounds, their digital processing and their digital synthesis.  This course is targeted to undergraduate students in music but is open to all students with an interest in the topic.  Students will learn through in-class exploration and through labs.  The course will conclude with students completing a project of their choice demonstrating their mastery of the subject.