MUS 319D – Foundations of Digital Music and Sound

This is the main page for the Foundations of Digital Music and Sound (MUS 319D) course for the Fall Semester, 2016 (unique numbers 21600 & 21605).


Location: MRH 3.124 (Computer and Media Lab)

Meeting Times:Tu-Th 9:30 – 11:00 (section 21445)
Tu-Th 12:30 – 2:00 (section 21450)

Instructor: Steve Sachse

Office Hours:  T-Th 11:30-12:30pm MRH 3.124

Phone: 417-860-4082

Course Description:

Foundations of Digital Sound and Music is designed to give students interested in music production, film scoring, electronic music composition, and sound design, a ground-up education in learning how to work with, record, manipulate and organize sound into [digital] music. The scope of the course is designed to offer a springboard for students into any and all programs/courses involving digital audio technologies.

Students enrolled in MUS 319D will focus on learning the basic concepts behind working with digital audio and recorded sound. The course will cover the foundational material required for dealing with recording, editing, sequencing, and mixing, using various forms of software programs, as well as approaches to composition and general musical structures. The primary objective of this course is to provide a functional understanding of a range of techniques that can be utilized in various fields including, but not limited to: audio production, film scoring, game music, and sound design.