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

Damien Cirotteau damien.cirotteau at agnula.org
Tue Jan 16 14:11:24 UTC 2007

I would also recommend 

   Introduction to Sound Processing 
   by Davide Rocchesso (2003, 236 pages)

It is less know than your 2 references but still is very good.
It is not targeted to developers but cover your requirements
and other sound processing related subjects (plus some useful
mathematical fundamentals) As for coding there are some Matlab

This book has also the great advantage to be published under a Creative
Commons Attribution Share-Alike license and can be downloaded for free

You should [0] also be able to order a printed version on the publisher


[0] But I am not very sure that the publisher is still running.
Otherwise contact the author (his email is in the pdf)

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 07:47:35 -0500
Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

> 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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