MUST1060 - Basic Music Technology 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course gives an introduction to text based audio programming in Csound, and how one can use this to make digital audio effects, as well as implementing techniques for sampling, sound synthesis and analysis. Furthermore, an introduction to making plug-ins with those techniques as a starting point that can run in standard recording software (DAW) is given.

Learning outcome

The candidate should after a completed course:

  • have basic knowledge of the structure and functionality of simple digital audio effects, synthesis methods and techniques for sound analysis.
  • 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 plug-ins with sound effects, sound analysis and synthesis using Cabbage
  • be able to compose music using her/his own digital instruments and sound effects
  • 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. Teaching is usually conducted in Norwegian, but may take place in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory classes
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The home examination consists of the candidate creating an audio composition with a duration of 3-7 minutes, mainly using the tools reviewed in the course. In addition, the candidate must write a report of 4-6 pages which accounts for and reflects on various aspects of the compositional process.

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 AUTUMN 2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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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