[PD] oldschool rave synths

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Thu Mar 15 23:20:02 CET 2007

Funny, I tend to recommend two books to people: the Dodge/Jerse one for 
those who aren't mathematical (like myself), and the Roads one (the 
"CMT") for those who are. Keeping in mind that whole chapters of the 
revised Dodge/Jerse--basically all the chapters on anything which are 
contemporary like granular synthesis--have been lifted almost verbatim 
from Curtis Roads' works, the Dodge/Jerse book is an excellent 
introduction. I still find that the "CMT" is like a bible, and when I'm 
scratching my head I can browse through it to find the right starting 
point. But it would be much more incomprehensible without the headstart 
I got from the Dodge/Jerse book.


Frank Barknecht wrote:

> I think, without some abstraction (sic!) one wouldn't get far with Pd.
> It's just not a tool for ignoring certain rather abstract issues. But
> I don't think you're looking for such a tool anyways. So for starters
> I would recommend "Computer Music" by Dodge/Jerse. It doesn't
> skip the necessary math, but has a good way of explaining it and
> illustrating its use from a practical POV. It's definitly a book every
> aspiring Pd user should read. I won't say the same of the "Computer
> Music Tutorial", which IMO often is a bit to, uhm, referential: It's
> very complete in its scope, but too often just directs you to a paper
> or another book if you want to know the real details. And it's too
> heavy to carry around in your bag.

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