Postgraduate Course: Physics-based Modelling of Musical Instruments (MUSI11048)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course students become acquainted with specific methods for digital simulation of sound-producing systems, using models that are based on physical laws and principles. Particular emphasis is laid on the computer simulation of musical instruments and other sound-producing systems, within the efficiency constraints and control demands of artistic, creative and commercial environments.
various topics will be covered including (but not limited to):
audio reverberation and the image/source method
simple models of woodwind instruments
emulation of analog distortion
numerical integration techniques for oscillators
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100%: programming assignments (six or seven)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of methods of digital simulation of acoustic systems.
- Identify, simplify and apply appropriate methods for discretisation of physics-based sound models in the context of specific technological constraints and artistic/creative demands.
- Carry out mathematical calculations and derivations associated with modelling and simulation of acoustic systems.
- Successfully implement a discrete-time computer model of a musical instrument or other sound source.
|Numerical Sound Synthesis: Finite Difference Schemes and Simulation in Musical Acoustics|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|| JCMB Lecture Theatre A, Kings Buildings
|Keywords||physical models,synthesis,audio signal processing
|Course organiser||Dr Stefan Bilbao
Tel: (0131 6)51 7043
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740