Creating Sounds from Scratch


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Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers interweaves history, theory and technique to provide an accessible approach to sound design for all music-makers.

This book offers training techniques for manipulating presets and creating sounds from scratch with a comprehensive guide to all the main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling, wavetable, sample-based, and granular.

These techniques are a great way to deepen your understanding of synthesis and create original sounds using Circle² or any VST and hardware synths.

Video tutorials and audio examples are available on a companion website.

Andrea Pejrolo is Assistant Chair of Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music.

Scott Metcalfe is Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.

Paperback, 352 pages

Published February 2, 2017 by Oxford University Press, USA
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