[chuck-users] Recommended books?
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
znmeb at cesmail.net
Sun Aug 5 14:24:12 EDT 2007
garton at columbia.edu wrote:
> 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
> dsp stuff.
> 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...
Well ... yeah ... they're all good, and of course I have all of them.
But I also don't think a working computer musician can live without Dr.
Richard Boulanger's "The CSound Book".
Which reminds me ... I need to update my web page
(http://algocompsynth.com) to add some pointers to ChucK!
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