Re: audio software for elementary students


Subject: Re: audio software for elementary students
From: Kenneth Newby (knewby@sfu.ca)
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 17:57:13 EST


Mike,

There's also Coagula, a free application for PC that is a simpler
version of Metasynth. It can be quite engaging for students with
little or no background in music as it allows an intuitive gestural
approach to "painting" sound on a canvas.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Coagula_win32/

Ciao,

Kenneth.

On 27-Mar-05, at 1:54 PM, Lisa Whistlecroft wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> Talk to Becca Laurence (email becca@sonicpostcards.org) at the Sonic
> Arts Network (UK). She's project manager for Sonic Postcards
> (http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/postcards.htm). The project is
> working with children aged 9 - 14 and I'm sure they use free software.
>
> End results at http://www.sonicpostcards.org/
>
> Good luck,
>
> Lisa
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I am wondering if anyone could recommend any freeware or shareware
>> audio/music software, that might be appropriate for students of the
>> elementary or middle school age level. It should be in context of
>> exploring music and technology.
>>
>> The constraints are that it has to be free, and it should be for PC.
>> And what is meant by "appropriate" for elementary school students, is
>> that it should be very simple to use, reliable, and for the most part
>> graphically based software. It could be anything from an abstract
>> sound exploration type program, to a reliable freeware audio editor,
>> to a simple sequencer/recording software, to simple notation titles
>> or soft synths.
>>
>> Any suggestions would be helpful, either in terms of software or
>> anything else related to this activity.
>>
>> Mike Konkin
>
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Kenneth Newby, Assistant Professor
Computational Poetics
School for Interactive Art & Technology
Simon Fraser University
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