Programming Interactive Audio Software and Plugins in Max/MSP
Offered - Fall, Spring, Summer
Course number - EP-341
A class in electronic production and design using Max/MSP, arguably one of the world's most powerful and intuitive multimedia programming languages. Students will prototype, design, and program stand-alone audio applications and VST plugin versions of wind chimes, music boxes, softsynths, samplers, drum machines, groove boxes, audio processors, and remixers and learn to control them with game controllers such as the Nintendo wiiMote. Students will apply algorithmic composition techniques to the systems that they design, and learn to utilize noise, fractals, and chaos as a means of humanizing their software creations. The class culminates in a public laptop jam session using the original software designed by the students.
Course Chair: Michael Bierylo
Prerequisites: EP-320, EP-321, and EP-322
Required of: ELPD Majors
Electable by: ELPD majors