davidsmith’s Profile

Faculty
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davidsmith
Title
Dean
Department
Entertainment Technology
Office
N621
Academic interests

Virtual Orchestra, Interactivity, Virtual Environments, games-based learning, Interprofessional Education

Bio

David B Smith is Dean of the School of Professional Studies at NYC College of Technology.
Composer, Sound Designer, Violin Machine Operator, Inventor

Work Phone
718-260-5345
Email address
Skype
drdavidbrucesmith

My Courses

Introduction to Entertainment Technology

Introduction to Entertainment Technology

An introduction to the live entertainment technology industry including working methods; processes, equipment and facilities for theatre, opera, dance, concert productions; theme parks; themed retail; cruise ship venues and corporate special events. Related current events and career opportunities will be discussed. Attendance at several of the type of events listed above is required.

Music Synthesis and Sampling

Music Synthesis and Sampling

This hands-on course explores the principles of sound and note generation in music technology. Study begins with an investigation of the historical and theoretical backgrounds of synthesis. Students will then learn how to program on a variety of different synthesis and sampler engines using additive, subtractive, AM, FM, wavetable, granular and modeling synthesis techniques. Work will include both software and hardware based systems. The second half of the course covers topics and principles of digital audio sampling as it applies to music technology. Students will engage in a variety of activities including sample creation, editing, looping, reference pitch, file formats, and import/export. Once these building blocks are created, they will be integrated into keymaps, instruments, patches, and banks. During the process, students will explore differences between sampler engines and techniques and identify the pros and cons. The course will conclude with a presentation of student’s work to the class and instructor.

My Projects

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology

The School of Technology and Design at New York City College of Technology proposes to create a new Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology that will pioneer performative design education. The project takes as its inspiration the broad focus on laboratory-based learning that brings technological education to a higher level of integration and broader faculty engagement across an entire division. The Center will become the focus of interdisciplinary project-based learning for faculty and students from its nine constituent departments where they will conduct research projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cross-cutting applications that mirror industry practice. The project will produce a laboratory design to support interdisciplinary research by configuring equipment and instrumentation for optimal collaborative use. A faculty team will create a web-based tutorial system for asynchronous learning to accompany interdisciplinary applications of cutting-edge technology. They will also design a new interdisciplinary capstone course and four cross-disciplinary projects for baccalaureate-level students. This project will provide a model for other institutions with similar programs to emulate. By bringing project-based interdisciplinary team collaborations to the fore, the project will contribute to an on-going paradigm shift in the way engineering design is taught. The project will also broaden participation since New York City College of Technology serves a high percentage of underrepresented minority students and is one of the nation’s top producers of underrepresented minority associate degree graduates in STEM fields.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

General Education Committee

General Education Committee

The General Education Committee at City Tech is charged with defining and re-envisioning General Education at the College.

First Year Writing @ City Tech

First Year Writing @ City Tech

FYW@City Tech is a program and a digital forum for sharing curricular and pedagogical resources related to teaching and learning about writing at City Tech

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

City Tech Theatre Life

City Tech Theatre Life

CityTech Theatre Students and Faculty Brainstorm Archive Chat Post