The Computer Music Tutorial

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MIT Press, 1996 - Art - 1234 pages
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The Computer Music Tutorial is a comprehensive text and reference that covers allaspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musicalinput devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizerarchitecture, system interconnection, and psychoacoustics. A special effort has been made to impartan appreciation for the rich history behind current activities in the field.Profusely illustratedand exhaustively referenced and cross-referenced, The Computer Music Tutorial provides astep-by-step introduction to the entire field of computer music techniques. Written for nontechnicalas well as technical readers, it uses hundreds of charts, diagrams, screen images, and photographsas well as clear explanations to present basic concepts and terms. Mathematical notation and programcode examples are used only when absolutely necessary. Explanations are not tied to any specificsoftware or hardware.Curtis Roads has served as editor-in-chief of Computer Music Journal for morethan a decade and is a recognized authority in the field. The material in this book was compiled andrefined 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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Music Systems Programming
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Overview to Part IV
Overview to Part V
Overview to Part VI
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About the author (1996)

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

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