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Music and Computers

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Music and Computers
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: KI646
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Students assignment and presentation

[updated 08.05.2008]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI646 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN10 (P221-0120) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011 , semester 5, optional course, not informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Huckert
Prof. Dr. Klaus Huckert

[updated 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
After completing this module, students will be acquainted with the basic terminology of music and music formats.
They will understand the relationship between music and computers, will have met relevant examples for web applications and will understand the relationships between the data formats MIDI, MP3, WAV and XML.

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module content:
1.        The notation used in the graphical representation of music
2.        Midi: basics, messages, applications
3.        MP3 and WAV formats, rendering
4.        Sequencer software (Cubasis)
5.        Notation software (Finale, Sibelius), interfacing to Midi and sequencers, XML representation
6.        Software for musical arrangements (automatic accompaniments, creating new melodies and solos) with the software package ‘Band in the Box’
7.        Production of a CD (recording, mixing and burning)
8.        Use in web applications

[updated 08.05.2008]
Recommended or required reading:
To be announced during the course.

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module offered in:
SS 2014, SS 2013, SS 2012, SS 2011, SS 2010, ...
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