Quiz Schedule

This schedule lists the short online quizzes given over the course of the term, and the material each quiz covers.

The material covered by each quiz will be reviewed in class. A quiz may cover all of the reading done since the last quiz. Makeup quizzes are given only in the case of excused absences.

Please note that, in the Dates column, the particular day the quiz is given is not specified. It could be any day during the week the quiz is listed, or even the following week.

Dates Topics Quiz Number Material Covered
Week 1 No quiz this week
Week 2 Basic acoustics: sound waves, amplitude, SPL Quiz 1 — for Fall term Acoustics reading
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Week 3 Basic acoustics: sound waves, amplitude, SPL Quiz 1 — for Spring term Acoustics reading
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Week 4 More acoustics: periodic waves, waveform displays, Fourier analysis; harmonic partials, additive synthesis, inharmonic partials Quiz 2 Acoustics 1 app
Quiz 2 Study Guide
Week 5 More acoustics: periodic waveform types, dynamic spectra, aperiodic waveforms, pitch and frequency, harmonic series Quiz 3 Acoustics 2 app
Quiz 3 Study Guide
Week 6 MIDI hardware, General MIDI, Standard MIDI Files, MIDI messages Quiz 4 MIDI reading
MIDI Messages app, pages 1‑2
Quiz 4 Study Guide
Week 7 More MIDI messages: note-on and note-off, with velocity; aftertouch, control change, pitch bend, program change Quiz 5 MIDI Messages app, pages 3‑5
Quiz 5 Study Guide
Week 8 Synthesis with Reason, filters, modulation with LFOs No quiz this week
Week 9 Sampling, sample preparation in Audacity, CV and pattern sequencing Quiz 6 Modulation app, pages 1‑4
Quiz 6 Study Guide
Week 10 Introduction to audio files in Reason, digital audio concepts, formants and pitch correction No quiz this week
Week 11 Digital audio concepts Quiz 7 Digital Audio, Part 1 reading
Quiz 7 Study Guide
Week 12 Digital audio concepts; how basic audio effects work: EQ, vocoder Quiz 8 Digital Audio, Part 2 reading
Quiz 8 Study Guide

Filters and EQ reading
Week 13 Delay effects, dynamics processing No quiz this week Delay Effects reading
Dynamics Effects reading
Week 14 More dynamics processing, mastering, MP3 and AAC files Quiz 9 Quiz 9 Study Guide
Week 15 Final Projects No quiz this week

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