CARA, the Center for Audio Recording Arts, is a complex of recording studios, post-production suites, computer music laboratories and offices located on the Eleventh Floor of the historic Standard Building in the the new home of the School of Music at Georgia State University. CARA serves the research, teaching and service goals of the School of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences and is under the direction of Dr. Robert Scott Thompson.
The first phase of construction and equipment installation was completed in September of 1996. Currently, three control rooms and one Computer Music/MIDI studio and in full operation. The facility, designed by Walters-Storyk of New York, is distinctive as a site for faculty research, interdisciplinary study, technical training, education and artistic product development and is unique on the Georgia State University campus.
Studio A is a 24-track all-digital recording environment based on the TASCAM DA-88 MDM and the Yamaha 02R Digital Console. It also contains a dedicated DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) by Micro Technology Unlimited (the MicroSound) which has gigabytes of sound storage, comprehensive software for sound analysis, synthesis and modification, and CD recording capability. Studio B is quite similar to Studio A, the main differences being physical size (Studio B is smaller) and the recording console; Studio B is based around a TASCAM M3700 32x8 Recording Console with VCA Automation. Studio B also supports 24-track digital recording and has an identical MicroSound DAW for CD mastering and related research. Studio C is a 16-track digital recording studio based around the Mackie 24x8 Recording Console. Studio M is a computer music, MIDI, composition and teaching studio based upon the Pentium IV and Mac G4 microcomputers. It contains a variety of MIDI synthesis engines and associated signal processing and recording tools.
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Cara Virtual Tour
Workshop: Fundamentals of Audio Recording
Workshop: Desktop Audio Production (old)
Current Studio Configurations
About CARA WebPages
Current Studio Configurations
Pedagogical Goals and Philosophies
CARA Server Homepage
Control Room A
Control Room B
Control Room C
Map of 11th Floor Standard Building
This page contains links to various course-related areas.
Many courses taught by Dr. Thompson have links here, including both MUSIC and MUSIC INDUSTRY courses.
Music Composition Index
MTM_3110 Course Syllabus
MTM_3110 Course Assignments and Notes
MTM_3120 Course Syllabus
MTM_3120 Course Assignments and Notes
The Artist Shop by: Wheat Williams III
MTM_3130 Course Assignments and Notes
MTM_3230 Course Syllabus
MTM_3230 Audio Post-Production Main Page
MI_4610 Studio Production
Workshop - Syllabus
MTM 4900 Music Technology Final Project
MTM_4900 Music Technology Final Project - Syllabus
Electroacoustic Music and MIDI
Fall Semester: Csound Final - Level I Students Beginner
Fall Semester: Csound Final - Level II Students Advanced
Fall Semester: Course Syllabus
Spring Semester: Course Syllabus
Fall '00 Midterm Examination
Eastman Csound Tutorial
Additive Synthesis Example
Stereo Reverb Example
The Acoustic Compiler Defined
Basic Psychoacoustic Definitions and Concepts
Local Csound HTML Manual Version 3.46
Csound Front Page * Leeds England: Other Csound Links
Dartmouth Csound Pages * Other Csound Links and Computer Music Resources
Network Resources for Computer Music * Links
Computer Music and Digital Audio Series * More Computer Music Links
IRCAM * Institute for Coordinated Research in Music and Acoustics
Songlab * A very cool site from Berlin
Csound Acoustics Examples * Describing basic acoustics concepts with .orc and .sco files.
Rules for Musical Performance * Generative Performance Grammars for Electoracoustic Music
The Artists Shop * By: Wheat Williams III
Synching MIDI Sequencer Playback to Audio at GSU CARA * By: Wheat Williams III
Audio Web Links
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA)
CCRMA at Stanford * Computer Music Resources
CCRMA Workshops * Computer Music Workshops - Sample
Durham University Music Technology Pages
Sox Sound File Exchange Homepage
FFT Software for Windows * Fast Fourier Transform for Sound Analysis
World Wired Productions * A new marketing force for music!
Organic Mechanics * A Forum for the Discussion of the Interface of Art and Technology
From: Piet van Oostrum (piet@CS.RUU.NL)
Midi files/software archives on the Internet
There is a list of ftp and mail server archives with MIDI documentation, programs and music on the Internet. Also enclosed is a list of MIDI and electronic music related mailing lists.
The latest version of this file can be obtained by ftp from ftp.cs.ruu.nl [126.96.36.199] in pub/MIDI/DOC/archives, on the WWW by http://www.cs.ruu.nl/pub/MIDI/DOC/archives or by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org (send a message with HELP in the body). The latest monthly version is also available in the various news.answers archives around the world, in music/midi/archives.
Computer Music Bibliography
There is a bibliography on synthesizers, midi, computer and electronic music that I have collected from various sources. I have tried to bring some structure into it, but not all books will fit into a single subject. NOTE: I haven't read these books, and the comments are from other people.
The latest version of this file can be obtained by ftp from ftp.cs.ruu.nl [188.8.131.52] in pub/MIDI/DOC/bibliography, on the WWW by http://www.cs.ruu.nl/pub/MIDI/DOC/bibliography or by e-mail from email@example.com (send a message with HELP in the body). The latest monthly version is also available in the various news.answers archives around the world, in music/midi/bibliography.
Last updated: 5/4/04