The Computer Music Tutorial Book Pdf ePub

The Computer Music Tutorial

4.38167 votes • 7 reviews
Published 27 Feb 1996
The Computer Music Tutorial.pdf
Format Paperback
Publisher Mit Press
ISBN 0262680823

The Computer Music Tutorial is a comprehensive text and reference that covers all aspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizer architecture, system interconnection, and psychoacoustics. A special effort has been made to impart an appreciation for the rich history behind current activities in the field.

"The Computer Music Tutorial" Reviews

- Chicago, IL
Wed, 26 Dec 2007

I finally got a used copy of this classic. It would be impossible to get all the way through it, but I'm always impressed at how clear his explanations are and how inspired I am at the end of reading it to dig into music programming software again. I think it's time for a revised edition though - with modern software discussions. Talk about what is happening now!

Werawat PHz
- Bangkok, 40, Thailand
Tue, 10 Jan 2012

My early career bible.

Wed, 17 Aug 2011

My Electronic Music Professor called this, "The Bible of Computer Music" for a reason...

- San Francisco, CA
Sat, 28 Feb 2009

Not really one to read cover-to-cover, but still indispensable as math-challenged me tries to work through translating "what I want" in digital signal processing into "what I can do." Roads manages to lay it out for me in a way that's comprehensible without, on the other hand, treating me like an idiot. Bravo!

- Zeewolde, 16, Netherlands
Wed, 20 May 2015

it will put you on the right track, is information-rich, can get you going in creating or working out what you want.

Sun, 28 May 2017

The name implies a mere pamphlet, but this is a pretty decent size brick.
It’s size shouldn’t scare you though, because it is an easy read. I often recommend self-titled audiophiles read the first parts about digital sound, sampling, playback and how this is done in practice so they can stop buying $10000 cables for carrying digital signals.
What’s interesting is that this was written before the market was flooded with physical modeling, real-time software synthesizers and yet it has some interesting bits that, in retrospect, are quite fun to read. Now that physical modeling synths is “so 2005”.
If you deal with digital music or synthesis, this is a classic.

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