Babbitt later became interested in electronic music . He was hired by RCA as consultant composer to work with their RCA Mark II Synthesizer at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (known since 1996 as the Columbia University Computer Music Center), and in 1961 produced his Composition for Synthesizer . Babbitt was less interested in producing new timbres than in the rhythmic precision he could achieve using the Mark II synthesizer, a degree of precision previously unobtainable in live performances ( Barkin & Brody 2001 ).
In November 1768, he was appointed to the chair of law and economy founded expressly for him at the Palatine College of Milan. His lectures on political economy, which are based on strict utilitarian principles, are in marked accordance with the theories of the English school of economists. They are published in the collection of Italian writers on political economy ( Scrittori Classici Italiani di Economia politica , vols. xi. and xii.).  Beccaria never succeeded in producing another work to match Dei Delitti e Delle Pene , but he made various incomplete attempts in the course of his life. A short treatise on literary style was all he saw to press.