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This text reflects the current state of computer technology and music composition. The authors offer clear, practical overviews of program languages, real-time synthesizers, digital filtering, artificial intelligence, and much more.

Book News Annotation:

Addresses the use of computers in musical composition, covering fundamentals of computers, psychoacoustics, and digital audio and describing techniques for sound synthesis, including recent developments in synthesis-from-analysis, granular synthesis, and synthesis using physical models. Discusses approaches to sound modification, such as sound source localization, and examines methods of computer aided composition, with programming examples in C++. Final chapters present modes and techniques of computer usage in live performance. For music students. This second edition reflects changes in technology and composition since the first in 1985.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. 1. Fundamentals of Computer Music. 2. The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Music. 3. Fundamentals of Digital Audio. 4. Synthesis Fundamentals. 5. Synthesis Using Distortion Techniques. 6. Subtractive Synthesis. 7. Analysis-Based Synthesis Techniques. 8. Granular Synthesis. 9. Physical Modeling. 10. Reverberation, Auditory Localization, And Other Sound-Processing Tehniques. 11. Composition with Computers. 12. Real-Time Performance of Computer Music. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780028646824
Author:
Dodge, Charles
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Jerse, Thomas A.
Author:
Dodge, Charles (Charles Dodge)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Electronic & Computer
Subject:
Composition
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Computer music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Computer composition
Subject:
Musique par ordinateur
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Electronic
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Computer music -- Instruction and study.
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Subject:
Music-MIDI and Electronic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
sv. 47
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.89x6.95x1.07 in. 1.82 lbs.

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