The Technology of Computer Music. M. V. Mathews, the collaboration of Joan Miller, FR Moore, JR Pierce, JC Risset.

The Technology of Computer Music.

MIT Press, Cambridge MA 1969, first edition; 188 pages, Index, some diagrams; References at ends of chapters.

Condition: Very Good overall, gray hardcover in very good white dustjacket with black and green decoration on front jacket. Some shelfwear at spine ends, slight discoloration and wear at head of jacket spine and small tape repair on reverse of jacket along upper spine; binding is tight, pages clean and unmarked.

Keywords: computer music, electronic music, technology of computer music, vintage computer music, 1960s computer music, programs for computer music, history of computer music

Price: $45.00

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Contents -- Fundamentals - numerical representation of functions of time; sampling and quantizing; foldover errors; mathematical analysis of sampling; alternative analysis of sampling; bounding sampling errors; sample and hold analysis; analysis of quantizing errors; digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters; smoothing-filter design; digital data storage and retrieval for sound; fundamental programming problems for sound synthesis; overview of sound-synthesis program -- Music V; annotated References by Subject; problems for chapter 1;

A Sequence of Tutorial Examples of Sound Generation -- the simplest orchestra; simple unit generators to output, add and multiply; examples of simple instruments; C0NVT function to process note parameters; additional unit generators -- RAN, ENV, FLT; composing subroutines - PLF; compositional functions; Pass II subroutines - PLS pitch-quantizing example; interactions between instruments; parting exhortations to the student; annotated References by subject; problems for chapter 2;

Music V Manual -- description of Pass I; operation codes and corresponding data statements; definition of instruments; unit generators; special discussion of 0SC unit generator; general error subroutine; more. Decription of Pass II; WRITE2; PLS routines; Convert subroutine, more; Description of Pass II, I and IP data arrays in Pass III; note parameters, instrucment definition, acoustic-sample output program - FR0UT, more.

Appendices -- Psychoacoustics and Music; Mathematics; Index.