MUST1060 - Basic Music Technology 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course consists of the following main elements: Fundamentals of text based audio programming, digital signal processing, software for sampling and sound treatment in live performance, and communication between different controllers and sound software.

Learning outcome

The candidate should after a completed course:
- have basic knowledge of the structure and functionality of simple digital audio effects and synthesis methods
- have knowledge of basic functionality in text based programming languages such as Csound
- know how various sound software and controllers can communicate with each other
- know how to structure functionality and methods in audio programming tools so that they easily can be re-used and modified


The candidate should after a completed course
- be able to apply basic techniques in text based audio programming
- be able to make her/his own sound processing and synthesis plug-ins
- be able to compose music using text based audio programming tools
- be able to reflect in writing on aesthetical and technical choices related to music productions created with the tools presented in the course

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group instruction and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

One week home examination including music production, tool demonstration exercises and a written report.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electronics (MTEL)
Electronics System Design and Innovation (MTELSYS)
Film and Video Production (BFVPROD)
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)
Music Technology (BMUST)

Required previous knowledge

The student must have passed the exam in MUST1050 Basic Music Technology 1.
The course also requires admission to the Bachelor's Programme in Music Technology. 1-2 places are reserved for students at the Bachelor's programmes in Film and Video Production or Music Perfomance Studies, or at the Master's programme in Electronic Systems Design and Innovation - Acoustics.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUST1052 7.5 01.09.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-05-18

Submission 2021-05-25

Release 12:30

Submission 12:30

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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