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Overview

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, OberlinConservatory, the University of Naples, IRCAM, Les Ateliers UPIC, and in seminars and workshops inNorth America, Europe, and Asia.

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A listing of 40,000 abbreviations in common usage, their meaning, and how to use them. The abbreviations and acronyms include Latin, French, and German translations from areas as diverse as science, technology, law, business, politics, and music. The appendices include: Roman numerals, the Greek alphabet; and symbols for algebra, geometry, chemistry, botany, astronomy, and the zodiac. Distributed by Sterling Publishing Co. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262680820
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 2/27/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1256
  • Sales rank: 417,065
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword: New Music and Science
Preface
Acknowledgments
I Fundamental Concepts 1
II Sound Synthesis 81
III Mixing and Signal Processing 347
IV Sound Analysis 493
V The Musician's Interface 611
VI Internals and Interconnections 911
VII Psychoacoustics 1049
Appendix 1071
References 1113
Name Index 1205
Subject Index 1211
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2000

    Excellent High Level Introduction

    This book is an extremely comprehensive high level introduction to everything Computer Music. The book is easy to read and given a presumed interest in computer music, very engaging. If you are looking for a general understanding of how all the technologies surrounding Computer Music work, this is your book! However if you are looking for a technical low level guide which gets into the detailed math and programming you will be disappointed.

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