[linux-audio-dev] Recommended books for new audio developers
dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Tue Jan 16 12:30:13 UTC 2007
Damon Chaplin wrote:
>What are the recommended books to read for people new to audio
>development? (Covering things like synthesis techniques, effects
>processing and basic acoustics stuff.)
>On the bottom of the Documentation section of linux-sound.org I found
>Computer Music Tutorial
> by Curtis Roads (1995, 1254 pages)
A misnamed classic. It's no tutorial, but it is crammed with
information. However, it's not really targeted to developers.
>Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance
> by Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse (1997, 480 pages)
You might get more from this one. It's the one I recommend to newbies to
computer-assisted sound design and music-making.
>Though they seem quite old. Is there anything newer or better?
There are numerous texts on DSP on the Web and elsewheres, perhaps some
of the engineers here will recommend a beginner's guide.
>I guess for Linux-specific issues you have to read the docs/source for
>things like ALSA, Jack, LADSPA/LV2, DSSI & LASH.
Yes. Alas, publishers have turned a deaf ear to suggestions for a
programmer's guide to the Linux sound system. But the time is certainly
right for such a guide.
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