HACU-0217: Introduction to Analog Electronic Music Synthesis

In this course we will study the concepts of basic analog electronic music synthesis. Students will gain hands-on, working knowledge of traditional hardware synthesizers in a studio setting. Topics to be covered are oscillators and basic waveforms, filters and musical timbre, voltage control, envelopes, gates and triggers, modulation, sequencing, control signal flow, and audio signal flow. We will learn how to synthesize acoustic sounds and create new electronic sounds by using additive/subtractive synthesis and various modulation techniques. In addition, students will study to the physical properties and behavior of sound in relation to electronic music.