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Dodge, Charles, Jerse, Thomas A.

Computer Music Synthesis, Composition, and Performance


New York: Schirmer Books.

This book is an introduction for composers and performers on key computer music techniques. The nine chapters progressively approach the different notions. An appendix on synthesis algorithms and a glossary complete the book.

Table of contents:

  1. Fundamentals of computer music
  2. The acoustics and psychoacoustics of music
  3. Synthesis fundamentals
  4. Synthesis using distorsion techniques
  5. Subtractive synthesis
  6. Speech synthesis
  7. Reverberation, auditory localization, and other sound-processing techniques
  8. Composition with computers
  9. Real-time performance of computer music

Wednesday 20 July 2005, by Pierre Couprie