Thursday 19 March 2009

Online tutorials etc.

I teach an evening class in acoustics and sound synthesis, a part of the EMS two year course in electroacoustic music. I've taught these classes since 1999, and since EMS does not require any formal education for entering the course, the main challenge has always been explaining physical and mathematical concepts in plain language and illustrations. Here are some links to online resources that I've found useful.

Sound synthesis
Although we use Max/MSP and not Pd on the course, there are many similarities between them, so these free books could be useful (via Create Digital Music):There is also a free manual at Flossmanuals. (Thanks to Jonas Enqvist for the tip!)

Updated July 25, 2010


Anonymous said...

Great list. Mark Dolson's tutorial on the Phase Vocoder is indeed a fundamental text, and not used enough by teachers in my opinion.
Maybe you would find something of interested in my article "A Tutorial on Spectral Sound Processing with Max/MSP and Jitter". It's published in the Computer Music Journal, and free to download from
All the best,
Jean-François Charles.

Pär Johansson said...

Thanks! Here's the link to the article.