University of Rochester
Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics
University of Rochester

Fundamentals of Audio and Music Engineering: Part 1 Musical Sound & Electronics

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Robert  Clark
Mark  Bocko

Instructors: Robert Clark

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Intermediate level
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14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Students will be able to explain basic concepts of acoustics.

  • Students will be able to apply the concepts of acoustics to the creation of music and sound.

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3 quizzes

Taught in English

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There are 6 modules in this course

Introduction to oscillations and sound waves, simple oscillating systems, sound pressure, sound waves, the speed of sound, wavelength, frequency and pitch, sound pressure level, loudness, making sound, properties of musical sound versus “noise”. Electronics fundamentals - charge, current, voltage, power, resistance, Ohm’s law, DC circuits, finding currents and voltages in simple circuits.

What's included

13 videos8 readings

Reflection and absorption of sound, resonances in air columns, resonances in enclosures and rooms, diffraction and diffusion of sound, reverberation, principles of designing a good music studio. AC signals, phase and complex numbers, capacitors, inductors, transformers, impedance, AC circuits and AC circuit analysis, simple filters (high-pass, low-pass, band-pass)

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13 videos1 quiz

Transistors, vacuum tubes, opamps, amplification, power gain, single-stage amplifiers. Converting sound to electrical signals –microphones and guitar pickups, converting electrical signals to sound – loudspeakers

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18 videos

Electric guitar electronics, pickup design, pickup placement and tone, volume control circuits, tone control circuits. Overview of a simple guitar amplifier, power supply, volume control, preamp, tone control, power amp section.

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15 videos1 quiz

Designing speaker enclosures, basic principles, interaction of speaker driver with the cabinet, why a cabinet at all? Speaker designs for home stereo, crossover networks, guitar amplifier (open) speaker enclosures, bass amplifier (closed and vented) speaker enclosures.

What's included

8 videos

Building the guitar amplifier, how to solder, getting the amp to work - systematic testing and troubleshooting. Visualizing sound waves, frequency content and tone, signal modification in electro-acoustic systems, tube amplifiers and distortion, wah pedal, talk box.

What's included

14 videos1 quiz

Instructors

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4.6 (95 ratings)
Robert  Clark
University of Rochester
1 Course83,885 learners
Mark  Bocko
University of Rochester
1 Course83,885 learners

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