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

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Tue Jan 16 14:54:37 UTC 2007

I would also recommend "The Science of Musical Sound" by John Pierce.

it only has a bit of material about computer music, and that is pretty
light and pretty dated, but otherwise it's GREAT background for
thinking about how sound works.

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 12:05:53PM +0000, Damon Chaplin wrote:
> Hi,
> 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)
> Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance
>   by Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse (1997, 480 pages)
> Though they seem quite old. Is there anything newer or better?
> I guess for Linux-specific issues you have to read the docs/source for
> things like ALSA, Jack, LADSPA/LV2, DSSI & LASH.
> Damon


Paul Winkler

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