Sound Designing

Dec 10, 2010 at 7:41pm

Sound Designing

hai guys
im interested on sound designing,but i dont find anything interesting from the web, would you guys help me?

Im searching for books or tutorials for sound designing.

Dec 13, 2010 at 4:07pm

You could try “Designing Sound” by Andy Farnell, published by MIT Press. It uses Pd for its examples rather than Max but I suspect you could ‘port’ the patches with a little effort. You can download sample chapters at

Dec 13, 2010 at 5:41pm

Port the patch? Thats sound more fun than just reading a book, lol.
Thanks, I’ll look forward to Andy Farnell and his book.

Edit: I find another interesting book: “Computer Sound Design Synthesis Techniques and Programming Music Technology” by Miranda.

Dec 14, 2010 at 12:04am

Eduardo Reck Miranda’s book is a good general overview, as is his other book, “Composing Music with Computers”, but they won’t give you anything like a ‘how-to’ tutorial which I think Andy Farnell’s book does, although I should point out I’ve only skimmed the sample chapters of “Designing Sound”. Of course, there’s also the new book that’s being promoted on the Cycling 74 home page at the moment, “Electronic Music and Sound Design” by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri.
By the way, Eduardo Reck Miranda is an interesting composer too, check out his CD on the Sargasso label.

Dec 15, 2010 at 11:02pm


Dec 16, 2010 at 3:00am

+1 on the Andy Farnell PD book, here’s a link:

it’s not hard to port pd to max.

and here’s some of that book ported to SuperCollider, for anyone interested there:

*Never fear, Noob4Life was never here!*

Dec 16, 2010 at 3:28am

There’s also a [pd~] object if you want to imbed pd inside max:



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