Csound Book Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing, and Programming

ISBN-10: 0262522616

ISBN-13: 9780262522618

Edition: 2000

Authors: Richard Boulanger, Barry Vercoe, Max V. Mathews

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This book/CD-ROM package covers both the basics of Csound, and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 782
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Richard Boulanger is Professor of Electronic Production and Design at the Berklee College of Music and editor of The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing, and Programming (MIT Press, 2000).

How to Use This Book
Software Synthesis
Csound Fundamentals
Introduction to Sound Design in Csound
Understanding and Using Csound's GEN Routines
What Happens When You Run Csound
Optimizing Your Csound Instruments
Using Csound's Macro Language Extension
Imitative Synthesis
Designing Acoustically Viable Instruments in Csound
Designing Legato Instruments in Csound
Contiguous-Group Wavetable Synthesis of the French Horn in Csound
FM Synthesis and Morphing in Csound: from Percussion to Brass
Modelling "Classic" Electronic Keyboards in Csound
Algorithmic Synthesis
A Survey of Classic Synthesis Techniques in Csound
FM Synthesis in Csound
Granular Synthesis in Csound
FOF and FOG Synthesis in Csound
Processing Samples with Csound's FOF Opcode
Mathematical Models
A Look at Random Numbers, Noise, and Chaos with Csound
Constrained Random Event Generation and Retriggering in Csound
Using Global Csound Instruments for Meta-Parameter Control
Mathematical Modeling with Csound: From Waveguides to Chaos
Signal Processing
Understanding Signal Processing through Csound
An Introduction to Signal Processing with Csound
Understanding Csound's Spectral Data Types
Delay, Chorus, Reverberation, and 3D Audio
Using Csound to Understand Delay Lines and Their Applications
An Introduction to Reverberation Design with Csound
Implementing the Gardner Reverbs in Csound
Csound-based Auditory Localization
Working with Csound's Signal Processing Utilities
Convolution in Csound: Traditional and Novel Applications
Working with Csound's ADSYN, LPREAD, and LPRESON Opcodes
Csound's Phase Vocoder and Extensions
Modeling Commercial Signal Processing Applications
Efficient Implementation of Analog Waveshaping in Csound
Modeling a Multieffects Processor in Csound
Adding Opcodes
Extending Csound
Adding New Unit Generators to Csound
List of the Csound Book Chapter Instruments
Recommended Reading
Recommended Listening
Sound Intensity and Formants
Pitch Conversion
Csound's Error Messages
Csound Quick Reference
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