If you are looking for Free Software alternatives to those suggested in class, please see the links below for more information and learning resources.
Programming Languages (Max/MSP Alternative)
-Some excellent video tutorials are here:
-One introductory text (there are others out there as well)
-Electronic Music Textbook with PD examples:
Spectral Anaysis and Resynthesis (Spear Alternative)
ATS (Analysis Transformation Synthesis):
Digital Audio Workstation (Reaper Alternative)
*I haven’t used Ardour before, but it looks interesting.