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Creative Audio Programming on the Raspberry Pi

University of New South Wales via Kadenze


In this course you will learn the essentials of programming real-time audio software, applying these skills to making your own audio devices, and more generally the exciting world of the Internet of Things. You will use the Raspberry Pi as a rapid prototyping platform, exploring the creative potential of real-time sensor and network interaction, combined with real-time sound generation, creating systems that respond to sensor input, communicate with other devices and play sound. Make your own musical instruments, develop devices for sonic artworks, and create new sound design concepts for sonifying everyday objects. Through this course you will develop a basic understanding of audio programming and the core concepts behind programming for the Internet of Things. You will be able to conceptualize and design your own innovative interactive devices.

Taught by

Ollie Bown and Sam Ferguson


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    It was a very broad course and covered too many things. It was a brilliant way to get into the BEADS audio system and a course just on this would have been enough. But so many topics were introduced like system development methodologies and the Linux command line. Also the Raspberry Pi plugin just didn't work for me and I had to find workarounds for it. Without a strong background in Java and Linux I don't think that I could have completed the course. In short, the effort to overcome the technical problems was worth it and I learned a lot. I am amazed at how well the Raspberry Pi can be made to create complicated sounds.
  • Anonymous
    This is awesome and informative. I loved the course. The whole course was well planned and organized so it made easy to understand and learn.

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