Sound Synthesis and Sampling / Edition 2

Sound Synthesis and Sampling / Edition 2

by Martin Russ
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240516923

ISBN-13: 9780240516929

Pub. Date: 07/07/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sound Synthesis and Sampling provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles and practical techniques applied to both commercial and research sound synthesizers. This second edition has been rigorously updated throughout and includes a new chapter on performance, examining how synthesizers have become embedded within more sophisticated musical

Overview

Sound Synthesis and Sampling provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles and practical techniques applied to both commercial and research sound synthesizers. This second edition has been rigorously updated throughout and includes a new chapter on performance, examining how synthesizers have become embedded within more sophisticated musical performance instruments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240516929
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/07/2004
Series:
Music Technology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
490
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Series introductionix
Preface to first editionx
Preface to second editionxi
Visual mapxii
About this bookxiii
Background1
1Background3
1.1What is synthesis?3
1.2Beginnings11
1.3Telecoms research13
1.4Tape techniques16
1.5Experimental versus popular musical uses of synthesis21
1.6Electro-acoustic music22
1.7From academic research to commercial production ...23
1.8Synthesised classics27
1.9Synthesis in context29
1.10Electronics and acoustics: fundamental principles32
1.11Digital and sampling46
1.12MIDI (Musical instrument digital interface)55
1.13After MIDI58
1.14Questions59
Time line60
Techniques69
2Analogue synthesis71
2.1Analogue and digital71
2.2Subtractive synthesis75
2.3Additive synthesis109
2.4Other methods of analogue synthesis120
2.5Topology129
2.6Early versus modern implementations137
2.7Example instruments145
2.8Questions149
Time line150
3Hybrid synthesis155
3.1Wavecycle156
3.2Wavetable165
3.3DCOs (Digital controlled oscillators)172
3.4S&S (Sample and synthesis)181
3.5Early versus modern implementations191
3.6Example instruments193
3.7Questions196
Time line196
4Sampling197
4.1Tape-based198
4.2Analogue sampling201
4.3Digital203
4.4Convergence of sampling with S&S synthesis215
4.5Example equipment216
4.6Questions218
Time line219
5Digital synthesis223
5.1FM224
5.2Waveshaping241
5.3Modelling246
5.4Granular synthesis257
5.5FOF and other techniques259
5.6Analysis-synthesis267
5.7Hybrid techniques274
5.8Example instruments275
5.9Questions280
Time line281
Applications285
6Using synthesis287
6.1Arranging287
6.2Stacking289
6.3Layering292
6.4Hocketing294
6.5Multi-timbrality and polyphony296
6.6GM304
6.7On-board effects307
6.8Editing317
6.9Questions327
Time line328
7Controllers330
7.1Controller and expander331
7.2MIDI control333
7.3Keyboards339
7.4Keyboard control342
7.5Wheels and other hand-operated controls342
7.6Foot controls344
7.7Ribbon controllers346
7.8Wind controllers347
7.9Guitar controllers348
7.10Advantages and disadvantages349
7.11Front panel controls350
7.12Questions353
Time line353
8Performance355
8.1Synthesis live355
8.2The role of electronics362
8.3Drum machines363
8.4Sequencers371
8.5Workstations375
8.6Accompaniment379
8.7Groove boxes381
8.8Dance, clubs and DJs383
8.9Studios on computers383
8.10Performance unravelled386
8.11Questions387
Time line387
Analysis391
9The future of synthesis393
9.1Closing the circle393
9.2Control394
9.3Commercial imperatives396
References399
Glossary403
Jargon436
Index444

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