The Csound book: processing samples with Csound's FOF opcode

Pere Josep Villez

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Created in 1985 by Barry Vercoe, Csound is one of the most widely used software sound synthesis systems. Because it is so powerful, mastering Csound can take a good deal of time and effort. But this long-awaited guide will dramatically straighten the learning curve and enable musicians to take advantage of this rich computer technology available for creating music.

Written by the world's leading educators, programmers, sound designers, and composers, this comprehensive guide covers both the basics of Csound and the theoretical and musical concepts necessary to use the program effectively. The thirty-two tutorial chapters cover: additive, subtractive, FM, AM, FOF, granular, wavetable, waveguide, vector, LA, and other hybrid methods; analysis and resynthesis using ADSYN, LP, and the Phase Vocoder; sample processing; mathematical and physical modeling; and digital signal processing, including room simulation and 3D modeling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Csound Book
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing, and Programming
EditorsRichard Boulanger
PublisherMIT Press
ISBN (Print)9780262325042
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000


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