Audio design

Stefania Serafin sts (at)

These lecture notes are the material for the course "Audio design" which takes place in the
Medialogi education at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. They are intended for musicians, composers and sound designers interested to learn interactive audio effects and sound synthesis techniques and how they can be used in Max/MSP.


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to digital audio

  • Chapter 2: Introduction to audio effects

  • Chapter 3: Digital filters

  • Chapter 4: Introduction to sound synthesis

  • Chapter 5: Modulation synthesis: AM and RM

  • Chapter 6: Frequency modulation

  • Chapter 7: Granular synthesis

    These notes are work in progress. I am interested to hear feedback. Please send comments to sts (at)
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