Music Electronics 2

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171HUEL2 ZK 2 14S Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The purpose of the course is to acquaint the students with the development of electro-mechanic and electronic musical instruments, their construction, sound properties and use.

Lectures are supplemented with music samples demonstrating sound and music use of the covered instruments.

Mode of study

Moderated discussion

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of music acoustics, electronics and studies in musical instruments.

Course contents

  1. The first electronic instruments - Theremin, Marten waves vlny, Trautonium, Sphärophon
  2. organs: Coupleux-Givelet, Grosstonorgel, Allen, Gulbransen
  3. Lonic organs, Philicorda, Vox, Farfisa
  4. Warbo Organ, Novachord, Ondioline, Clavioline, Tuttivox, Musitron
  5. Logan Strings, Solina Strings, Crumar, Siel
  6. Elektronic automatofony, idea of studio synthesizers (RCA, Siemens)
  7. Sound effect processors
  8. Voltage control systems (VCO, VCA, VCF, NG, LFO, EG, ...)
  9. Modular analog synthesizers (Moog, Buchla)
  10. Compact analog synthesizers (Moog, EMS, ARP, Roland, Korg, Oberheim)
  11. Hybrid synthesizers, digitalization and the entrance of MIDI
  12. Breath control, electronic drums and rhythm generators, guitar synthesizers
  13. Digital synthesizers, samplers
  14. Synthesizers with modelling methods, software use, contemporary trends in music electronics

Recommended or required reading

Syrový, Václav: Hudební akustika - AMU 2003

Syrový, Václav, Guštar, M.: Malý slovník základních pojmů z hudební akustiky a hudební elektroniky, AMU 2012

Guštar, Milan: Elektrofony I, Uvnitř 2007

Guštar, Milan: Elektrofony II, Uvnitř 2008

Assessment methods and criteria

Completion of an oral exam.



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