Chapter 4 DV - Chapter 4 Computers in Arts and...

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Chapter 4 Computers in Arts and Entertainment
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2 Computers in the Arts Music composing, recording, and distribution Dance notation and choreography Theater set design, lighting, and sound Sculpture, 3-D media, and graphic arts Digital photography and video Computer animation Athlete training and equipment design
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3 Analog to Digital Conversion Data: analog or digital Analog data is continuous wave patterns of sound and light Digital data is processed as bits (0s and 1s) Music: analog in to digital storage to analog out An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converts analog to digital A digital signal processor (DSP) compresses the data A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) converts the data back to analog for output
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4 Composing Music Electronically Set up a score with instruments, time signature, and key signature Input notes with computer keyboard, mouse, electronic instrument, or scanner Listen to the score on the computer and edit it as needed Print out score and parts, or post to the Web
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5 Music notation software
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6 Playing and Recording Music Music can be created or performed using a synthesizer ( creates sound from digital instructions) The MIDI standard is used to represent music in digital form A MIDI port connects the computer to an electronic instrument The MIDI protocol is a series of messages that describe the action of a musical performance Messages are saved in a MIDI file format A sequencer is a program or device that records, processes, edits, and plays back MIDI data through a MIDI instrument or speaker
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7 USING AN ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD TO RECORD MUSIC
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8 Audio-Editing Music Software Works like a musical word processor with editing functions to modify any track Mixes and incorporates MIDI tracks with other audio tracks Creates special effects such as reverb or delay Adjusts speed, tempo, pitch, tone, notes, and timbre
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9 Audio-Editing Software (SONAR)
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10 Performing Music Computer-controlled amplifiers and speakers output sound from instruments Soundboard computers balance the sound and volume, and create special lighting and sound effects Computer programs can help train performers (ex., Digital Conducting Feedback System )
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2011 for the course BCIS 2610 taught by Professor Sidorova during the Fall '08 term at North Texas.

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Chapter 4 DV - Chapter 4 Computers in Arts and...

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