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The Computer Music Tutorial : The Computer Music Tutorial - Curtis Roads

The Computer Music Tutorial

The Computer Music Tutorial

Paperback Published: 27th February 1996
ISBN: 9780262680820
Number Of Pages: 1256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"The Computer Music Tutorial" is a comprehensive text and reference that covers all aspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizer architecture, system interconnection, and psychoacoustics. A special effort has been made to impart an appreciation for the rich history behind current activities in the field. Profusely illustrated and exhaustively referenced and cross-referenced, "The Computer Music Tutorial" provides a step-by-step introduction to the entire field of computer music techniques. Written for nontechnical as well as technical readers, it uses hundreds of charts, diagrams, screen images, and photographs as well as clear explanations to present basic concepts and terms. Mathematical notation and program code examples are used only when absolutely necessary. Explanations are not tied to any specific software or hardware. Curtis Roads has served as editor-in-chief of "Computer Music Journal" for more than a decade and is a recognized authority in the field. The material in this book was compiled and refined over a period of several years of teaching in classes at Harvard University, Oberlin Conservatory, the University of Naples, IRCAM, Les Ateliers UPIC, and in seminars and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Foreword: New Music and Sciencep. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Fundamental Concepts Overview to Part Ip. 3
Digital Audio Conceptsp. 5
Music Systems Programmingp. 49
Sound Synthesis Overview to Part IIp. 83
Introduction to Digital Sound Synthesisp. 85
Sampling and Additive Synthesisp. 115
Multiple Wavetable, Wave Terrain, Granular, and Subtractive Synthesisp. 157
Modulation Synthesisp. 213
Physical Modeling and Formant Synthesisp. 263
Waveform Segment, Graphic, and Stochastic Synthesisp. 317
Mixing and Signal Processing Overview to Part IIIp. 349
Sound Mixingp. 353
Basic Concepts of Signal Processingp. 387
Sound Spatialization and Reverberationp. 449
Sound Analysis Overview to Part IVp. 495
Pitch and Rhythm Recognitionp. 497
Spectrum Analysisp. 533
The Musician's Interface Overview to Part Vp. 613
Musical Input Devicesp. 617
Performance Softwarep. 659
Music Editorsp. 703
Music Languagesp. 783
Algorithmic Composition Systemsp. 819
Representations and Strategies for Algorithmic Compositionp. 853
Internals and Interconnections Overview to Part VIp. 913
Internals of Digital Signal Processorsp. 915
MIDIp. 969
System Interconnectionsp. 1017
Psychoacoustics Overview to Part VIIp. 1051
Psychoacoustics in Computer Musicp. 1053
Fourier Analysisp. 1073
Curtis Roads and Philip Greenspun
Referencesp. 1113
Name Indexp. 1205
Subject Indexp. 1211
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ISBN: 9780262680820
ISBN-10: 0262680823
Series: The Computer Music Tutorial
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1256
Published: 27th February 1996
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.2  x 5.8
Weight (kg): 2.43