Programming For Musicians And Digital Artists: Creating Music With Chuck by Ajay KapurProgramming For Musicians And Digital Artists: Creating Music With Chuck by Ajay Kapur

Programming For Musicians And Digital Artists: Creating Music With Chuck

byAjay Kapur, Perry R. Cook, Spencer Salazar

Paperback | January 15, 2015

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Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating Music with ChucKoffers a complete introduction to programming in the open source music language ChucK. In it, you'll learn the basics of digital sound creation and manipulation while you discover the ChucK language. As you move example-by-example through this easy-to-follow book, you'll create meaningful and rewarding digital compositions and "instruments" that make sound and music in direct response to program logic, scores, gestures, and other systems connected via MIDI or the network.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About this Book

A digital musician must manipulate sound precisely. ChucK is an audio-centric programming language that provides precise control over time, audio computation, and user interface elements like track pads and joysticks. Because it uses the vocabulary of sound, ChucK is easy to learn even for artists with little or no exposure to computer programming.

Programming for Musicians and Digital Artistsoffers a complete introduction to music programming. In it, you'll learn the basics of digital sound manipulation while you learn to program using ChucK. Example-by-example, you'll create meaningful digital compositions and "instruments" that respond to program logic, scores, gestures, and other systems connected via MIDI or the network. You'll also experience how ChucK enables the on-the-fly musical improvisation practiced by communities of "live music coders" around the world.

Written for readers familiar with the vocabulary of sound and music. No experience with computer programming is required.

What's Inside

  • Learn ChucK and digital music creation side-by-side
  • Invent new sounds, instruments, and modes of performance
  • Written by the creators of the ChucK language

About the Authors

Perry Cook,Ajay Kapur,Spencer Salazar, andGe Wangare pioneers in the area of teaching and programming digital music. Ge is the creator and chief architect of the ChucK language.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: ChucK programming for artists
    PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING IN CHUCK
  2. Basics: sound, waves, and ChucK programming
  3. Libraries: ChucK's built-in tools
  4. Arrays: arranging and accessing your compositional data
  5. Sound files and sound manipulation
  6. Functions: making your own tools
  7. PART 2 NOW IT GETS REALLY INTERESTING!
  8. Unit generators: ChucK objects for sound synthesis and processing
  9. Synthesis ToolKit instruments
  10. Multithreading and concurrency: running many programs at once
  11. Objects and classes: making your own ChucK power tools
  12. Events: signaling between shreds and syncing to the outside world
  13. Integrating with other systems via MIDI, OSC, serial, and more
Ajay Kapuris currently the Director of the Music Technology program (MTIID) at the California Institute of the Arts, as well as the Associate Dean for Research and Development in Digital Arts. Kapur is also a Senior Lecturer in the Sonic Engineering Labs for Creative Technology (SELCT) at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealan...
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Title:Programming For Musicians And Digital Artists: Creating Music With ChuckFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.68 inPublished:January 15, 2015Publisher:Manning PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617291706

ISBN - 13:9781617291708

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