The Computer Music Tutorial

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MIT Press, 1996 - Music - 1234 pages
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Foreword: New Music and Science ix
John Chowning

Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xix
Fundamental Concepts 1 (80)
Overview to Part I
3 (2)
Digital Audio Concepts
5 (44)
John Strawn

Music Systems Programming
49 (32)
Curtis Abbott

Sound Synthesis 81 (266)
Overview to Part II
83 (2)
Introduction to Digital Sound Synthesis
85 (30)
John Strawn

Sampling and Additive Synthesis
115 (42)
Multiple Wavetable, Wave Terrain, Granular, and Subtractive Synthesis
157 (56)
Modulation Synthesis
213 (50)
Physical Modeling and Formant Synthesis
263 (54)
Waveform Segment, Graphic, and Stochastic Synthesis
317 (30)
Mixing and Signal Processing 347 (146)
Overview to Part III
349 (4)
Sound Mixing
353 (34)
Basic Concepts of Signal Processing
387 (62)
Sound Spatialization and Reverberation
449 (44)
Sound Analysis 493 (118)
Overview to Part IV
495 (2)
Pitch and Rhythm Recognition
497 (36)
Spectrum Analysis
533 (78)
The Musician’s Interface 611 (300)
Overview to Part V
613 (4)
Musical Input Devices
617 (42)
Performance Software
659 (44)
Music Editors
703 (80)
Music Languages
783 (36)
Algorithmic Composition Systems
819 (34)
Representations and Strategies for Algorithmic Composition
853 (58)
Internals and Interconnections 911 (138)
Overview to Part VI
913 (2)
Internals of Digital Signal Processors
915 (54)
MIDI
969 (48)
System Interconnections
1017 (32)
Psychoacoustics 1049 (22)
Overview to Part VII
1051 (2)
Psychoacoustics in Computer Music
1053 (18)
John W. Gordon

Appendix 1071 (42)
Fourier Analysis
1073 (40)
Philip Greenspun

References 1113 (92)
Name Index 1205 (6)
Subject Index 1211
 

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I picked up this book on the recommendation of my DSP/programming (digital sound processing) tutor, and really have not looked back. It offers an excellent summary of practically all you need to know to understand the processes involved in computerised music, and its explanations are clearly streets ahead of any internet resource I have yet found. 

Contents

Music Systems Programming
49
Overview to Part II
83
Overview to Part III
349
Overview to Part IV
495
Overview to Part V
613
Overview to Part VI
913
Overview to Part VII 7057
1051
Fourier Analysis 7073
1073
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About the author (1996)

Curtis Roads is Associate Professor of Media Arts and Technology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Music, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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