MUS 329E – Introduction to Electronic Media

This is the main page for the Introduction to Electronic Media Course (MUS 329E) for the Fall Semester, 2016 – unique number 21690.

Meeting Time: Tue/Thu 12:30 – 2:00 in MRH 4.170

Instructor: Jon Fielder

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00 in MRH 4.170
Phone: 937-408-3597

Teaching Assistant: Ryan Laney

Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 203-644-8312


MUS329E is designed to familiarize the student with the history and techniques of creating electronic music and to cultivate an ability to understand and speak meaningfully about sound in a variety of contexts. No prior knowledge of electronic music is assumed, and there are no prerequisite courses. Topics include the physical principles of sound, basic audio recording and editing techniques, sound synthesis, digital audio, MIDI, studio software and hardware, and a survey of notable electroacoustic composers and their work. The software used to illustrate these concepts primarily includes Audacity and Reaper, but the course also explores additional software such as Kontakt, Spear, Soundhack, and various other plug-ins as time permits.

The syllabus and all class materials are posted on Canvas.