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Introduction to Computer Music, Desktop Edition

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9780470714553

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0470714557
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Pub. Date:
3/1/2010
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Wiley
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Summary

An up-to-date, core undergraduate text, Introduction to Computer Music deals with both the practical use of technology in music and the key principles underpinning the discipline. It targets both musicians exploring computers, and technologists engaging with music, and does so in the confidence that both groups can learn tremendously from the cross-disciplinary encounter. It is designed to approach computer music as its own subject and strongly bridge the arts to computing divide, benefiting and reconciling both musicians and computer scientists.You will need little or no prior experience of computer programming itself, and may not have an extensive background in mathematics or music, but this highly engaging textbook will help you master many disciplines at once, with a focus on both fascinating theories and exciting practical applications.

Author Biography

Dr Nick Collins is a composer, performer and researcher in the field of computer music. He lectures at the University of Sussex, running the music informatics degree programmes and research group. Research interests include machine listening, interactive and generative music, audiovisual performance, sound synthesis and music psychology. He co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press), and is fond of the non sequitur.

He is an experienced pianist and computer music performer, and active in both instrumental and electronic music composition.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What is Computer Music?
Some Examples of Computer Music
Sociable Computer Musicians
Why Investigate Computer Music?
Quickstart Guide to Computer Music
Sound Waves and the Brain
The Time Domain
Periodicity
The Frequency Domain
Digital Audio
Filters
Timbre
Space
Patching, Signal Flow and Unit Generators
Computer Music Software
Programming and Computer Music
Representing Music on a Computer
A Whirlwind History of Computer Music
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Recording
Recording: A History
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Virtual Studios
File Formats and Audio Codecs
Spatialization
Spatial Hearing and Room Acoustics Primer
Surround Sound Configurations and Multichannel Formats
Recording Tips and Tricks
Sampling
A History of Sampling
Copyright
Sample Playback
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Analysis
Sound Analysis
Fourier Analysis and the Phase Vocoder
Short-time Fourier Transform
Further Refinements to Fourier Analysis
Resynthesis after Sinusoidal Modeling
Not All Sounds are Periodic: Coping with Noise
Alternative Representations for Analyzing Sound
Auditory Models
Physiologically Inspired Models of the Auditory System
Computational Auditory Scene Analysis
Perceptual Audio Coding
Feature Extraction
Pitch Detection
Onset Detection
Beat Tracking
The Transcription Problem
Machine Listening and Causal Realtime Analysis
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Processing
More on Signals
Signals and Sampling Rates
Ring and Amplitude Modulation
Mixing and Splicing
Delays
Convolution and Filters
Impulse Responses and the Convolution Operation
Convolution and Multiplication
More on Filters
Examples: Comb andAll-pass Filters
ACompendium of Marvelous Digital Audio Effects
Dynamics Processing, Distortion and Waveshaping
Time Stretching and Pitch Shifting
Implementing Spatialization
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Synthesis
The Space of Sound SynthesisAlgorithms
ClassicAlgorithms
Waveforms and Wavetables
Frequency Modulation
Granular Synthesis
Feature-based Synthesis
Physical Modeling
Waveguide Synthesis
Singing Voice Synthesis
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Interaction
Introduction to Interaction
Defining Interaction
Directness of Control and the Physicality of Gesture
Interfacing
A Survey of Input Devices
OfficeComputing forMusic
Audio and Video Tracking
Physical Computing
Physiological State
Interaction Scenarios
Installations
Computer Games
Concert Performance
LiveMusical Agents
Automatic Accompaniment
Robot Musicians
Programming the 'Brain' of aVirtual Musician
Evaluation
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Networks
Introduction to Networks
Network Technology
Network Music and Installations
Further Network Music Ensembles and the Laptop Orchestra
Mobile Music
Online Music Distribution
Music Information Retrieval
Content Analysis
Annotation and Evaluation
MIR Deployments
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Composition
Composers and Computers
Musical Decisions: TheAct of Composition
Roles for Computers in Composition
Computer Music and Musical Style
Organizing Sound
Sound Objects and Parameters
Pitch
Timbre
Space
Time
Local Structures
Musical Form
Formalizing Music
Algorithmic Composition
Implementing Algorithmic Composition
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Modeling
TheAct of Modeling
Representations
Automating Musicological Analysis
Modeling of Musical Expression
Sonification
The Information Characteristics of Music
Summary
Exercises
Further Reading
Conclusions
Exercises
References
Index
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