Music 151/215
Computer Music Composition

University of California, Irvine


FreeSound, a site for free sound files (requires registration to download files)

Soundminer, a library of sound effects (login and password required).

Guide to Sound Objects by Michel Chion, a scholarly summary of Pierre Schaeffer's groundbreaking work and writings on musique concrète.

Soundcraft Glossary of Mixing Terminology (PDF document)

Soundcraft Guide to Mixing (PDF document)

Microphone Techniques for Live Sound Reinforcement (PDF file), a Shure Educational Publication.

MP3 Learning Object, a tutorial on MPEG I Layer 3 by Nathaniel Tull Phillips.

Gassmann Studio Policies (.pdf)

Gassmann Studio Tutorial (.pdf)

Gassmann Studio calendar, available if you are a studio user

The Liberation of Sound (PDF), by Edgard Varèse and Chou Wen-chung

What the GRM brought to music: from musique concrète to acousmatic music (PDF), by Marc Battier

Technology and musique concrète: the technical developments of the Groupe de Recherche Musicale and their implication on musical composition (PDF), by Daniel Teruggi

The GRM: landmarks on a historic route (PDF), by Evelyne Gayou

Tutorial on MIDI and Music Synthesis by Jim Heckroth

Reason Getting Started manual (.pdf, 5.1 MB)

Reason Complete Documentation (.zip, 18 MB)

"New to Reason?" basic instructional video

Discovering Reason, diverse tutorials on the Reason software

More links will be posted as the quarter progresses.

January 10, 2010
Christopher Dobrian