Electronic Music and Sound Design 1 – Max 8


Theory and Practice with Max 8 – Volume I
English version

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Alessandro Cipriani, Maurizio Giri

Electronic Music and Sound Design

Theory and Practice with Max 8- Volume 1 – English version – Fourth Edition – Updated for Max 8 – Foreword by David Zicarelli

  • ISBN-10: 8899212104
  • ISBN-13: 978-8899212100
  • Paperback: 592 pages + online
  • Publication Date: 20/05/2019
  • Language: English

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For the owners of the third edition of the book there is a Max 8 pdf addendum on the support page.

Download a demo version of the book in .pdf

Fourth Edition updated for MAX 8 – More than 500 pages, interactive examples, hundreds of patches, online support, theory and Max/MSP glossary, test, reverse engineering exercises, analyses, completion and correction of patches, etc.

Chapter I – Introduction to Sound Synthesis and Signal Processing
Chapter II – Additive Synthesis
Chapter III – Subtractive Synthesis
Chapter IV – Controls and LFO

Structured for use in university courses, the book is an overview of the theory and practice of Max/MSP, 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 Max/MSP for sound design and musical composition.

Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 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 other topics.