Intermediate Computer Music (MUS 329M) – unique number 21095
Programming with Max/MSP/Jitter
Meeting Times: Tu-Th 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. in MRH 4.170 or 4.178
Instructor: Dr. Russell Pinkston, Professor of Composition, Director Electronic Music Studios
Office Hour: TTh 3:30 – 4:00 in MRH 4.156 (471-0865)
Teaching Assistant: Chris Ozley
Office Hours: TBA (512-514-3014)
Email: Chris Ozley
- Build on the knowledge of Max/MSP learned last semester and cover more advanced audio signal processing topics, including Fourier analysis and resynthesis, spectral processing, time stretching and pitch shifting, the phase vocoder, convolution, and cross-synthesis.
- Introduce various real-time video processing techniques using Jitter.
- Write an original interactive multi-media composition (or design and build some other approved final project) using Max/MSP/Jitter.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING:
50% — Programming assignments
15% — Midterm exam
30% — Final Exam/Project
05% — Class participation (regular attendance is an important part of this!)
The course will be divided into four modules, each of which will take approximately one month to complete.
- Module I: Fourier Analysis and Spectral Processing
- Module II: Pitch and Amplitude tracking, score following, pattrstorage
- Module III: Introduction to Jitter and real-time video processing
All instructions, assignments, readings, rubrics and essential information will be on the Canvas website at https://utexas.instructure.com. Check this site regularly and use it to ask questions about the course schedule.