Computer music describes a field of study relating to the applications of computing technology in music composition and performance. The field of computer music can trace its roots back to the origin of electronic music, and the very first experiments and innovations with electronic instruments at the turn of the 20th century. More recently, with the advent of personal computing, and the growth of home recording, the term computer music is now sometimes used to describe any music that has been created using computing technology.
For our practical use we focus on some highlights that are part of our mission. This includes the following topics:
- MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). A protocol of communication that is used between compters and peripherals e.g between a music-keyboard and a computer.
- Sample technology is recording real instruments and store them in comuter memory to be played later with an external MIDI keyboard. Whole church organs or orchestras can be simulated this way. Example: Hauptwerk.
- Notation Software like Finale and Sibelius help you to write your own scores. But they offer even more. With help of the sample technology and MIDI you can hear your compositions instantly, regardless if a sinfle instrument or a whole ensemble.
- Recording and Sound Editing Software like ProTools, Audition, Cakewalk etc. make your computer to a professional studio. You can edit your sound, enhance it or alienate it.
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