During the last years, the introduction of the technologies of the information and the communication in the field of the education, have become determining factor to extend the own scope of development of the educative performance.

In such sense, the education of music, also has been favored by the inclusion of the technology and its pedagogical possibilities; specifically we talked about the Musical Computer science, whose study and application, are the reason of being of this virtual space.



In this paragraph I want to contribute topics relating to musical computer science and theory of the music, I will be adding information and this way share with you all my knowledge, great quantity of this information this search in the web. And I hope that you contribute everything what they want it about these topics.


 It is a discipline of very recent byline, which strengthens the art of the Music by means of the use of the computer as technological tool, which facilitates the reproduction, composition, writing, creation and analysis of the sounds, across the implementation of the electronics (Hardware) and the computer science (Software) inside this area.




The computers have been applied in the world of the music from the 50s, but almost always they were in centers of investigation to which few musicians could he accedes and it brought it with it(him) the one that many musicians have been adopting to the computer as fundamental tool for his work. At present, the computers are in use in music or for the control of instruments by means of MID.

To benefit from the utilization of the computers in music, it is not necessary to know completely like they work, neither to be neither engineer nor perfect programmer; it is necessary to have an idea of how the computers and his global structure work.


The MIDI (Digital Interface for Musical Instruments) is a powerful tool both for composition and for education of the music; it is a question of a protocol of communications that it allows to connect diverse musical instruments between(among) yes or with computers in order to be able to make them to work as a whole.

The above mentioned standard MIDI was initially proposed in a document directed the Society of Audio engineers in 1981, nevertheless, the first specification MIDI it published in August, 1983 when diverse manufacturers put in agreement in the digital interface for musical instruments MIDI. His creation in 1983 covered the need of a universal system of communication between (among) diverse equipments (teams).

Since then and even nowadays, the great majority of the musical creators use the language MIDI, for example, in order to carry out the edition of scores and the instrumentation before the recording with royal (real) instruments. The musical computer science nowadays

Amen of the mentioned use for the interaction and musical edition with electronic - musical devices of the protocol MIDI, at present any user of computer has a few small musical notions principally due to the Internet appearance.

The music in Internet

The music is not the exception, and the communicative force that he(she) has acquired with the use of this instrument, there has made necessary a new definition of the times and the distances to carry out the projects. The music began to have rapidly presence in the network (net). In the 80s, the North American students were entering to the university networks (nets) to exchange information about his artists and favorite topics. Today, the transmission of the music is possible across the Internet network (net) thanks to the technologies (skills) of digitalization of the sound.

Undoubtedly, the most important change that is generated in Internet for the music is the possibility of distributing free music recorded by this way.

The format that revolutionized the musical industry, introducing the possibility of his distribution across the Internet was MP3, one system of compression that reduces the audio files in a factor from 12 to 1, or tenth less one part of what occupies a track of CD, which, thanks to his limited (small) size, can be distributed across Internet and reproduced in computer. The first patent of the MP3 was registered in 1986 and you change more in 1991. But it was not until July, 1995 when the extension went out forward mp3.

The MP3 has turned into the most important format of audio compression into Internet, thanks to his high quality, facility of storage and transmission, inclusive into connections of low bandwidth. Napster, pioneer in the field of the musical transmission in the network(net), had his boom in 2000 on having allowed that thousands of persons had a motive for connecting to Internet and put in check to the powerful industry of the music. In 2001 it was outlawed. Nevertheless at present there exist principally the platforms P2P that come to replace it.

Supports and other computer formats of audio

Besides the MP3 (1995) different formats exist, from the different manufacturers; though the need of a great uniformity in this respect, it does that they predominate widely over some of them.

For example, the equipments (teams) of computation Macintosh, register the files of sound digitized by means of a format that knows with the extension .IFF (1985), audio initials Interchange File Format. In Windows, on the other hand, the format is in use .WAV. Other processors of audio, even the programs of telephonic operation, use own (proper) formats as the .VOC.


In the CD, the information codified in digital form, registers in tracks using the format resolved (reminded) initially between (among) Philips and Sony, so called CDA, coincidental with the .WAV. This way, to record a CD there will be necessary to introduce the tracks in format WAV. Nowadays, there exist MP3 players and mobile and electronic portable devices that allow the reproduction of many (many people) of these formats.

Evolution of Musical Software

There is a great variety of musical programs on the market, being destined most of them to the control by means of  MIDI

The group Bell, in 1958 began to develop the program MUSIC1 for digital direct synthesis, which was perfected in successive versions up to coming to the MUSIC4 and MUSIC5. Later H.Hoove developed in Princeton the Music4BF.

About the 70s there started being a major diffusion of these languages of syntheses, which on having been written principally in Fortran were allowing his easy adjustment any computer.

At present these applications can have purposes so much didactic, of edition, sequence, sintetización, aplicativas

tion of Musical Software

There is a great variety of musical programs on the market, being destined most of them to the control by means of MIDI.

Here we will try to work with cubase and sonar that I believe that they are both more appropriate programs for musical computer science, that there are many secuenciadores that are very complete for this aim but I I have been many years in the subject and are those that but I know

SONAR is a multitrack sequencer, and editor-oriented professional world, but by no means excludes other users.

While it is a bit complicated to use, provides a large amount of possibilities and functions. Filters and many other features make SONAR the most powerful tool to edit and mix audio and video for any multimedia project.

It can import and work with files MP2, MP3, WAV, MPG, ASF, AU, AIFF, WM, WMA, WMV, MOV and AVI among others.

It is not an easy program for all types of users, but rather the opposite.

CUBASE SX is an audio and MIDI sequencer based on native code generation. Audio system native fully renovated, without the need for dedicated hardware, with non-destructive editing in real time. The audio engine is controlled by its powerful mixer, which is fully configurable for a comfortable viewing and allows full automation via MIDI. Ways of arranging and editing allow an unlimited number of Undo / Redo. Supports VST Plugins, DirectX and Rewire for seamless integration with Reason.

Here I leave a video tutorial on how to mix with all the controls of the new console SONAR.


Here we can talk and discuss everything related to the vst instruments and VSTi (virtual instruments), which are more necessary every day in the musical world of computing

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On the next page to access the management SONAR there already commenced and manage, as it is very important to get familiar with before   starting to  edit...