[chuck-users] Recommended books?
garton at columbia.edu
garton at columbia.edu
Sun Aug 5 09:23:20 EDT 2007
One of the primary author's of ChUcK, Perry Cook hisself, has
several terrific books out. You might want to check:
"Real Sound Synthesis for Interactive Applications"
for a good intro into the theory behind sound synthesis and DSP. It
includes a CD-ROM with the STK on it, the basis for a lot of CHuck
My old 'recommend this' standby is by Charles Dodge and Thomas
"Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance"
although it is indeed old now. I think they updated it not too long
ago, but it does talk a lot about ugen theory, etc.
The Big Giant Book That is Really Big and Giant That Covers
Everything and it is Really Big and Giant is a collection put out
Curtis Roads (former and long-time editor of the Computer Music
"Computer Music Tutorial"
I also know that Eduardo Reck Miranda has a new synth-techniques
book out, don't know anything about it though.
There was a terrific 'on-line' book/tutorial that Larry Polansky,
Douglas Repetto and Mary Lee Roberts developed, but I'm not sure
what happened with it. You might try contacting douglas (douglas -
at - music ddot columbia dot edu) to see what happened to it. It
had some wonderful interactive tutorials.
You might also want to scan the music-dsp reviews to see if any of
those appeal to you:
Finally, for a really fun read that introduces a lot of
music-cognition work (if you are interested, this is not a 'techie'
book at all), Dan Levitin has a great one:
"This Is Your Brain on Music"
Hope this helps...
Quoting Carl-Gustaf Harroch <charroch at gmail.com>:
> Are there any books that you recommend for general computerized
> If I want, for instance, to get involved in the development of
> which book would you recommend? Especially about general notions
> as oscilators. music theory, tempo, sampling etc...
> I am quite new to all of this but would really love to get into
> core of music programming. I have been through the chuck manuals
> it is stil quite high level and would like to understand the
> basis of
> the language itself.
> Any help much appreciated.
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