[linux-audio-dev] Recommended books for new audio developers

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Tue Jan 16 12:47:35 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-01-16 at 07:30 -0500, Dave Phillips wrote:
> 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
> >these 2:
> >
> >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.

although true, i have to stress that Roads' book was absolutely pivotal
in getting me started. it provides a background, a context, a way of
thinking about the goals. its certainly not useful directly for
developers, but everyone writing audio software should know most (or at
least a good chunk) of what is in there.

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