ISBN : 9780199921874
Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers to effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds from scratch. The book covers the all of the main main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling, wavetable, sample-based, and granular. While the book is grounded in theory, it relies on practical examples and contemporary production techniques to illustrate how the reader can utilize electronic sound design to maximize and improve his/her work. Creating Sounds from Scratch is ideal for all who work in sound creation, composition, editing, and contemporary commercial production.
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Chapter 1: How did we get here?
Chapter 2 - Understanding Sound and Hearing
Chapter 3: The Tools of the Trade
Chapter 4: Subtractive Synthesis
Chapter 5: Frequency Modulation Synthesis (FM)
Chapter 6: Additive Synthesis
Chapter 7: Sample-based Synthesis
Chapter 8 -- Physical Modeling
Chapter 9: Wavetable and Granular Synthesis