This course is about the acoustics of musical instruments. You will learn how musical instruments work and are played, including interaction aspects. By analyzing and synthesizing a selection of instruments in MATLAB you will get a deeper insight than simply using music production software. The course is an independent continuation of the course Spectral transforms DT1130. An important topic will be electro-acoustic and electronic instruments such as electric guitar, keyboards, and synthesizers. You will have the opportunity to implement your own instrument models into a commercial environment for music production, such as Ableton Live. This course will improve your skills in signal analysis, applied acoustics, and sound and vibration.