I’m pleased to announce that the first volume of our textbook on sound synthesis and processing with MaxMSP will be released in August!
ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN
Theory and Practice with MaxMSP
by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri
Chapter I – Introduction to Sound Synthesis and Sound Processing
Chapter II – Additive Synthesis
Chapter III – Subtractive Synthesis
Chapter IV – Controls and LFO
More than 500 pages and structured for use in university courses, the book is an overview of the theory and practice of MaxMSP, with a glossary of terms and suggested tests that allow students to evaluate their progress. Comprehensive online support, running parallel to the explanations in the book, includes hundreds of sample patches, analyses, interactive sound-building exercises, and reverse engineering exercises. This book will provide a reader with skill and understanding in using MaxMSP for sound design and musical composition.
Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, to appear during this coming year, will include digital audio and sampled sounds, delay lines (echo, loops, flangers, chorus effects, phasers, pitch shifting, reverse, comb filters, allpass filters, Karplus-Strong algorithm), MIDI and realtime control, dynamic processors (compressors, expanders, gates, limiters), reverb and spatialization, Max for Live, non-linear synthesis (AM, RM, FM, PM, PD and non-linear distortion), granular synthesis and formant synthesis, convolution, analysis and resynthesis, micromontage and concatenative sound synthesis, physical modeling, and jitter for audio.
Yes, we are a little late with the release of the book…
I think it will be ready in a couple of months: in the meantime you can take a look at the introduction of the text, with a foreword by David Zicarelli, at this link: http://www.virtual-sound.com/en