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This module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment with a mark of at least 40%.
This module is will introduce you to the theory and practical use of sound synthesis techniques.
• Year 1 Electronics and Computer Audio Systems A and B
• Year 1 Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing A and B
- Programming skills (T, P)
- Problem solving (T)
The following is an indication of the likely topics to be covered:
• Analogue and digital sound synthesis.
• Max/MSP patch design and implementation.
• Specific synthesis techniques, including additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, FM synthesis and physical modelling.c
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop knowledge and understanding of sound synthesis principles (coursework and exam), as well as demonstrate and develop your ability to create synthesisers using software.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Coursework 1 – one computer-based practical assignment (addresses learning outcome 2).
• Coursework 2 – one computer-based practical assignment (addresses learning outcomes 2 & 3).
• 2hr exam – Written paper given under exam conditions (addresses learning outcome 1).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in lectures and practical workshops.
Written feedback will be given on the coursework.
04 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)