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RE: attn newcomers (and Kim)

Title: Re: attn newcomers (and Kim)
on books to get started with...
i got started to the whole shebang on a couple of electronic music principles books froom the mid seventies, which whilst not entirely computer oriented, have given me a strong historical and technical perspective to start from, and they did have an introductory chapter to computer music (12 bit adc on the $400000 Bell telephone Labs Groove system - wow).  best thing is, they were about $10 total from a secondhand store.  best value ever!
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Zvonar [mailto:zvonar@zvonar.com]
Sent: Thursday, 24 May 2001 3:18 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: attn newcomers (and Kim)

At 2:57 AM +0900 5/24/01, Robert Duckworth <tensaimouse@hotmail.com> wrote:

so, if you are new to this whole thing i would really suggest that you pick up a copy of the curtis roads book "the computer music tutuorial", which you can get anywhere (amazon or b&n) for under $50 i think.

A bit more than that, I'm afraid: $62.95 on Amazon.


Depending on your level of interest, there are several other books worth checking out (perhaps at the library first).  These are all availabe on Amazon.com:

The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing,and Programming by Richard Charles Boulanger (Editor)

Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance by Charles Dodge, Thomas A. Jerse

Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician (Music Technology Series) by Eduardo Reck Miranda

Composing Interactive Music: Techniques and Ideas Using Max by Todd Winkler

Sound Synthesis and Sampling (Music Technology Series) by Martin Russ, Francis Rumsey (Editor)

A Programmer's Guide to Sound by Tim Kientzle

A DSP Primer by Ken Steiglitz, Kenneth Steiglitz

Digital Sound Processing for Music and Multimedia (Music Technology Series) by Ross Kirk, Andy Hunt

Midi for the Professional by Paul Lehrman, Tim Tully (Contributor)

Maximum MIDI by Paul Messick
The Midi Companion by Jeffrey Rona, et al

Arranging Techniques for Synthesis (Am 67216) by Eric Turkel, Elizabeth Smith-Eisenhower

Synthesizer Basics by Brent Hurtig (Editor)
Linux Music & Sound by Dave Phillips

Basic MIDI by Paul White (Editor)

Experiencing Music Technology by David Brian Williams, Peter Richard Webster
Wizoo Guide Cubase VST PlugIns by Ralf Kleinermanns

Sound Synthesis and Sampling (Music Technology Series)
by Martin Russ, Francis Rumsey (Editor)

Basic Digital Recording
by Paul White (Editor)
Basic MIDI
by Paul White (Editor)


Richard Zvonar, PhD      
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