Dodge, Charles, Jerse, Thomas A.


Computer Music Synthesis, Composition, and Performance

New York: Schirmer Books.

Language(s): English


Acoustics DSP Controller Sound Shaping Reverberation Sound Transformation Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques Interactivity Gestural Interface Real-time MIDI Spatialisation Computer Music Live Electronics Psychoacoustics Signal Processing


This book is an introduction for composers and performers on key computer music techniques. The nine chapters progressively approach the different notions. An appendix on synthesis algorithms and a glossary complete the book.

Table of contents:

  1. Fundamentals of computer music
  2. The acoustics and psychoacoustics of music
  3. Synthesis fundamentals
  4. Synthesis using distorsion techniques
  5. Subtractive synthesis
  6. Speech synthesis
  7. Reverberation, auditory localization, and other sound-processing techniques
  8. Composition with computers
  9. Real-time performance of computer music