This schedule lists the short quizzes given during the term, as well as the material each quiz covers.
Most weeks will have one quiz only, but note that weeks 2 and 3 each include two quizzes.
Each quiz will have its own Quiz Review video. Be sure to watch the review video before taking the quiz. The quizzes are “open book” — you may refer to review videos, notes, etc. when taking a quiz. You will have only one attempt for taking each quiz.
Be sure to submit the quiz (using the Submit button)! Then you will be able to see your grade in the Grades tab in Canvas.
Grades: each quiz has 5 multiple-choice questions; each question counts 8 points. Therefore a perfect quiz score is 40.
Makeup quizzes are given only in the case of excused absences.
|Week 1||No quiz|
Basic acoustics: sound waves amplitude, SPL
More acoustics: periodic waves, waveform displays, Fourier analysis; harmonic partials, additive synthesis, inharmonic partials
|Quiz 1; Quiz 2||
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Acoustics 1 app
Quiz 2 Study Guide
More acoustics: periodic waveform types, dynamic
spectra, aperiodic waveforms, pitch and frequency,
MIDI hardware, General MIDI, Standard MIDI Files, MIDI messages
|Quiz 3; Quiz 4||
Acoustics 2 app
Quiz 3 Study Guide
MIDI Messages app (1–2)
Quiz 4 Study Guide
|Week 4||More MIDI messages: note-on and note-off, with velocity; aftertouch, control change, pitch bend, program change||Quiz 5||
MIDI Messages app (3–6)
Quiz 5 Study Guide
Synthesis with Reason, filters, modulation with LFOs
Sampling, sample preparation in Audacity, CV and pattern sequencing
Modulation app (1–4)
Quiz 6 Study Guide
Introduction to audio files in Reason, digital audio
concepts, formants and pitch correction
Digital audio concepts: ADC chain, sampling rate, aliasing
Digital Audio 1
Quiz 7 Study Guide
|Week 7||Digital audio concepts: sampling resolution, lossy compression||Quiz 8||
Digital Audio 2
Quiz 8 Study Guide
|Week 8||No quiz|