18-899 Seminar:
Issues in Computer Music
K. Bradley
X. Chen
Y. Yuan


As class has to this point addressed multimedia standards for video and audio, we thought it would be best to introduce some standards that exist for computer music. Our intended topics include:
  a.) MIDI: hardware and file formats
b.) Synthesis algorithms: FM, Wavetable, Waveguide, ramped oscillators
c.) Other formats intended for music: MOD, ZIPI, SID, CSound
We intend to find information both on the Web and through journal articles, especially the Computer Music Journal (http://mitpress.mit.edu/e-journals/Computer-Music-Journal/CMJ.html).


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