[chuck-users] The ChucK Method Book

Lucas Zawacki lfzawacki at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 22:36:15 EDT 2010

I agree with Nic here. I come from a programming background but when I
started using ChucK I has little to no knowledge of audio synthesis,
so while I could extract a lot of knowledge about the language from
the manual and browsing the example code (which is great by the way) I
really don't feel that I'm using all of ChucK's potential to create
interesting audio pieces, mostly beeps and noises and stuff like that.

In my opinion the pragmatic possibilities of such a book can be very
interesting here in the ChucK universe. So please write this book and
keep us posted!

2010/11/6 Nic Freed <beatthefinalboss at gmail.com>:
> Just wanted to let you know I am still reading, and this book is amazing,
> and should be sold for megabux$$$ ^_^
> But seriously, it would be a dream come true for you to release a book like
> this for chuck. The severe lack of material on ChucK as a language has led
> me to read through a large manual, using it as my only source of
> information, and not a reference guide, as it was intended to be. The manual
> is a terrible choice for newbies to programming and audio synthesis because:
> a. It is very dry and includes almost no examples
> b. It assumes prior programming knowledge and understanding of many concepts
> in music synthesis as well
> For these two reasons alone, I must urge you, PLEASE make this book. It is
> very sad that a language as amazing language like chuck lacks a
> comprehensive guide for learning the language, from a
> complete beginner's point of view.
> Thank you so much for considering! :D
> --Nic
> PS When I finish the book, I will let you know which examples I found most
> helpful, and which I think should be included in ChucK's book, if you are to
> write it. It may take a while, because of school, but I will get through it
> soon enough :)
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM, Nic Freed <beatthefinalboss at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Thanks a lot, awesome to meet you :D
>> I will let you know once I get further into the book which exercises I
>> found the most helpful, I will be happy to help :)
>> --Nic
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw at zedshaw.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 06:12:33PM -0500, Nic Freed wrote:
>>> > Oh my gosh, I am reading that book now! You did an amazing job, and I
>>> > am
>>> > learning tons, thank you so much :)
>>> Glad you like it.  It will definitely help you with ChucK, so let me
>>> know what exercises you found the most useful.  Also let me know if you
>>> get stuck at anything and I'll try to help.
>>> --
>>> Zed A. Shaw
>>> http://zedshaw.com/
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