K403/K503 — Electronic Studio Resources I: Policies
You will be provided with a separate sheet regarding your studio responsibilities. You must sign this sheet as a condition of receiving a key that lets you open the studio door. Keys can be obtained from Music Facilities in the basement of the Simon Building and are subjet to their terms. If you lose your key, please report it immediately so the locks can be changed. We ask that you respect the equipment and use your best judgement in protecting the security of the studio.
Please report all broken equipment or software immediately to both Prof. Hass and Prof. Gibson (email links above).
Guests are not permitted without prior approval and then only for class assignment purposes. In particular, doing work for others using studio equipment (recording, editing recitals, burning CDs, etc.) is strictly forbidden!
So back up your data!
Catastrophic loss of materials for assignments or the final project is not an acceptable excuse!
Be sure to have at least three copies of your work on different media, in different locations, at all times.
Also, develop the habit of saving in sequential versions. In other words, make a series of copies that reflect your progress on the project — for example, “my project Sept-10,” “my project Sept-11,” etc.
You’ll need some kind of portable storage for backing up your work. A small USB2 flash drive works well for this. It plugs directly into one of the USB ports on the front of the studio Mac. Look for one that holds 2 GB or more. Another, more expensive, possibility is a portable USB hard disk.
We strongly recommend that you dedicate a flash or USB hard drive to your work on the Mac and format the drive for Mac OS X. (If you don’t know how to do that, let us know, and we’ll show you.) We’ve found that PC-formatted media don't work as quickly or reliably in OS X. It's fine to buy a PC-formatted drive and reformat it.
You can and should also use IU Box or Scholarly Data Archives to upload work to, but do not rely on this as your only backup medium!
If you’re having trouble completing your work on time, it is your responsibility to contact Prof. Gibson for advice.
Here are the grade weights.
Pop quizzes (drop your lowest score) 10% Midterm Exam 20% Final Exam 20% Final Project 25% Tutorial assignments, class/tutorial participation 25%
Being late is especially disruptive in the lecture, because you may have to climb over other students to get to a chair in our small class room. We usually have to stop class to wait for this and will spend the time glaring at you.
Absences will be considered excused only in the following cases.
There is no way to make up for unexcused absences. We do not offer extra credit assignments.
Periodicals of interest: Computer Music Journal, Organized Sound, Electronic Musician, Keyboard Magazine, EQ Magazine, MIX Magazine.