Computer Sound Design: Synthesis techniques and programming [NOOK Book]

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This comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming is intended for students, researchers, musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts in the field of music technology.


The art of sound synthesis is as important for the electronic musician as the art of orchestration is important for symphonic music composers. Those who wish to create their own virtual orchestra of electronic ...
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Computer Sound Design: Synthesis techniques and programming

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Overview

This comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming is intended for students, researchers, musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts in the field of music technology.


The art of sound synthesis is as important for the electronic musician as the art of orchestration is important for symphonic music composers. Those who wish to create their own virtual orchestra of electronic instruments and produce original sounds will find this book invaluable. It examines a variety of synthesis techniques and illustrates how to turn a personal computer into a powerful and flexible sound synthesiser. The book also discusses a number of ongoing developments that may play an important role in the future of electronic music making.

Previously published as Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician, this second edition features a foreword by Jean-Claude Risset and provides new information on:

· the latest directions in digital sound representation
· advances in physical modelling techniques
· granular and pulsar synthesis
· PSOLA technique
· humanoid voice synthesis
· artificial intelligence
· evolutionary computing

The accompanying CD-ROM contains examples, complementary tutorials and a number of synthesis systems for PC and Macintosh platforms, ranging from low level synthesis programming languages to graphic front-ends for instrument and sound design. These include fully working packages, demonstration versions of commercial software and experimental programs from top research centres in Europe, North and South America.

Audience: Music Technology, Sound Synthesis, Music courses (undergrad. & postgrad. levels). Professional musicians/composers and producers. Also relevant to those composing for multimedia and film.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136119651
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 263
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Eduardo Reck Miranda is a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory, and a renowned composer in his own right. He is one of the creators of the Computer Music Group (NUCOM) of the Brazilian Computer Science Society (SBC); he is also a member of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), the Brazilian Electroacoustic Music Association (SBME) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES). He is on the editorial boards of Leonardo Music Journal, Organised Sound, and Contemporary Music Review.

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Table of Contents

Series introduction
Foreword
Preface
1 Computer sound synthesis fundamentals 1
2 Loose modelling approaches: from modulation and waveshaping to Walsh and wavetable 19
3 Spectrum modelling approaches: from additive to analysis-resynthesis and formant 49
4 Source modelling approach: from subtractive and waveguides to physical and modal 69
5 Time-based approaches: from granular and pulsar to PSOLA and statistical 100
6 Practical case studies and sound design secrets: from humanoid singing to Klingon phasers 125
7 Towards the cutting edge: artificial intelligence, supercomputing and evolutionary systems 157
8 Introduction to the software on the accompanying CD-ROM 193
App. 1 Mathematical specifications 233
App. 2 Format values 240
App. 3 Artist's Inductive Machine Learning Algorithm 242
References 245
CD-ROM instructions 249
Index 257
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