[PD] oldschool rave synths

shift8 shift8 at digitrash.com
Thu Mar 15 23:42:49 CET 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 20:45 +0100, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> shift8 hat gesagt: // shift8 wrote:
> > are there any resources, books, etc out that approach the subject of
> > dsp in a style like this?
> I think, without some abstraction (sic!) one wouldn't get far with Pd.

heh :)

> 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. 

sounds perfect - amazon i presume?  cc would be dope tho...

> 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.


> A personal favourite of mine then is F.R. Moore's "Elements of
> Computer Music", but it doesn't fit your description. But I come back
> to it again and again, while my CMT is collecting dust.

ok, but i'm intrigued - i've almost always been a fan of your pd
studies, and appreciate that often that's exactly what they are -
illustrations of less then obvious techniques.  this book inspires that
to some extent?

> Ciao
Mechanize something idiosyncratic.

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