(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Keyboard pitch and rhythm identification. Sampling Basics. An overview of the sampling process using the EMU II sampling keyboard. Mic or line-level sampling, input levels, sample length, rate, cross-fade and butt splices, loops, sustain and percussive envelopes, key splits, layered keyboards, and velocity sensing. Microphone pick-up patterns for the sampling session and interfacing the sampler with recorders. Assigned studio time for individual and class composition projects.