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Lobel, Hugh Scholar In Residence

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Research

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  • Hugh Lobel develops and distributes MSDP: a robust, free and open-source platform for Multimedia Synthesis, Design, and Performance. Built around the paradigm of expandable guitar pedal boards, the 100+ modules included in the program provide all of the tooling required to design, script, and execute complex and exciting performances of audio, video, and multimedia art. The software leverages tooling from the latest updates to the language, popular Max community packages, externals, and abstractions, and custom-built NodeJS scripts, to provide a robust creation environment that stands in striking contrast to major audio and video editing platforms. Each of the 64 audio, 24 video, and 17 data modules can talk to each other from any location in your project, and can communicate to multiple modules and multiple boards, providing a truly egalitarian and non-linear performance space.

Teaching

courses taught

  • CMDP 2870 - Recording Design Provides hands-on instruction in various sound recording techniques. Addresses acoustics, sound reinforcement, studio maintenance and troubleshooting. Taught through labs and individual recording projects. Same as MUSC 2091. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 3510 - Critical Media Practices Workshop II Training in narrow topics of media practices. Open to CMCI students and by permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 4841 - Undergraduate Independent Study - (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 4860 - Computer Composition Learn strategies and techniques for generating and manipulating sound with computer-specific tools. Students' projects will include compositions, soundscapes, ambient environments and soundtracks for multimedia and performance projects. Same as MUEL 4111. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 2860 - Performance Audio Recording Provides an overview of the recording process from the performer's perspective from soundcheck through final mastering, addressing contemporary issues in technology, web, and performance media. Uses recorded material from in-class sessions. Same as MUSC 2081. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 3510 - Critical Media Practices Workshop II Training in narrow topics of media practices. Open to CMCI students and by permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 3860 - Introduction to Music Technology Surveys the various tools and techniques in the field of music technology. Topics include an introduction to basic synthesis, digital signal processing, MIDI and audio sequencing, music notation and a historical perspective on electronic music. Same as MUSC 4081 and MUEL 4081. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 4870 - Sound and Technology Topics Exploration of issues, techniques and tools of music and sound technology. Topics vary and may include: interactive systems for performance; music and mobile media; electronic music instrument design; digital synthesis and signal processing; music in multimedia; sound practices and analysis. Lecture during work sessions will support student projects. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • IMUS 5093 - Contemporary Topics in Music Education - (Summer 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 2870 - Recording Design Provides hands-on instruction in various sound recording techniques. Addresses acoustics, sound reinforcement, studio maintenance and troubleshooting. Taught through labs and individual recording projects. Same as MUSC 2091. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 3510 - Critical Media Practices Workshop II Training in narrow topics of media practices. Open to CMCI students and by permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 3840 - Sound Practices Explores the aesthetics of sound through the study of sound art and sound culture. Reading and discussion covers theories, technologies, and histories that drive the medium. Students apply concepts by designing and building their own soundscapes. Classes will be organized around hands-on activities, lecture, and discussion of readings. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 4841 - Undergraduate Independent Study - (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • CMDP 4860 - Computer Composition Learn strategies and techniques for generating and manipulating sound with computer-specific tools. Students' projects will include compositions, soundscapes, ambient environments and soundtracks for multimedia and performance projects. Same as MUEL 4111. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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