Advanced Modular Synths Projects (MSR4366.01)

Sergei Tcherepnin

This electronic music composition class will focus on advanced patch design in VCV Rack, as well as hardware synthesizers. The semester will be framed by three composition assignments which will be presented to the class in weekly critiques. Particular emphasis will be placed on the efficiency and synergy of patch design. Significant class time will be spent listening to and analyzing electronic music together, and discussing ways of integrating modular synths into different styles of music, from pop, to techno to jazz and classical. The semester will culminate in a live event of student compositions.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Knowledge of how to build a basic patch in either VCV Rack or using hardware synthesizers, plus permission of the instructor. Send email to with one paragraph expressing your interest in the course.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Sound Design and Recording