In the Box: Tools and Techniques for Working with Digital Audio (MSR4111.01)

Jen Kutler

This course offers a thorough overview of digital audio tools, how they work, and techniques for putting them to use. Students will be guided through digital audio theory, compositional strategies and modern audio workflows covering digital synthesis, sample manipulation and impulse response design. Our focus will be on VST and VSTi plugins, impulse response based reverb and sample libraries,. Students will be guided through an introduction to Pure Data, and cSound Cabbage for VST development. At the end of the term, students will have completed their own VST or VSTi plugin, sample library and custom reverb. This course is a 4000-level course and is open to students who have a background working with music and audio.


Learning Outcomes:
A basic understanding of sound manipulation in Pure Data and VST plugin creation using Camomile as well as a foundation for creating sample based instruments for Kontakt.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Send an email to, expressing your interest in the course.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
F 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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