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Computer sound synthesis for the electronic musician

Computer sound synthesis for the electronic musician

Miranda, Eduardo Reck

Miranda introduces computer sound synthesis programming, and discusses some of the ongoing developments that will play an important role in the future of electronic music making, such as the use of virtual instruments in cyberspace

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: Focal, 1998
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Available: Newton Park

  • Newton Park – One available in Main Collection 789.9/MIR

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Statement of responsibility: Eduardo Reck Miranda
ISBN: 024051517X, 9780240515175
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-196) and index.
Note: CD-ROM in back pocket.
Physical Description: xi, 208p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Computer music.; Music Technology


  1. Computer sound synthesis fundamentals
  2. Introduction to the software on the accompanying CD-ROM
  3. Loose modelling techniques
  4. Physical modelling techniques
  5. Time modelling techniques
  6. Spectral modelling techniques
  7. Instrument and sound design
  8. Towards the cutting edge
  9. Mathematical specifications

Author note

Eduardo Reck Miranda is a researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory, and a renowned composer in his own right. He is one of the creators of the Computer Music Group (NUCOM) of the Brazilian Computer Science Society (SBC); he is also a member of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), the Brazilian Electroacoustic Music Association (SBME) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES). He is on the editorial boards of Leonardo Music Journal, Organised Sound, and Contemporary Music Review.


'Extremely readable and comprehensive coverage of the audio synthesis domain ... will empower the reader to get a deeper (and better) understanding of their synthesis instrument. The addition of several software synthesis applications makes this worth the price alone ... this was exactly what I needed to begin designing new synthesis instruments ... great book.'
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' excellent source of ideas for creating innovative sounds for my mixes and multimedia works.'
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