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Computer Sound Design: Synthesis Techniques and Programming [With CDROM]

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This comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming is intended for students, researchers, musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts in the field of music technology.
The art of sound synthesis is as important for the electronic musician as the art of orchestration is important for symphonic music composers. Those who wish to create their own v
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Paperback, 263 pages
Published December 27th 2002 by Focal Press
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Kelly
Feb 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sound geeks, synth heads, audiophiles
Great introduction and explanation of different methods of sound synthesis (additive, subtractive, granular, etc)

I mainly read this since I am new to the idea of granular synthesis and the author did a great job at explaining this method. He also gave some great "recipes" for different ideas of how to use this method of synthesis along with the others.

Also of interest were the chapters on how to use synthesis to model real world sounds like percussion, flute and the human voice. I skipped the b
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