Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating music with ChucK

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9781617291708: Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating music with ChucK
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Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating Music with ChucK offers 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 Artists offers 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, and Ge Wang are 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

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DESCRIPTION While many excellent tools exist for digital image creation and editing, similar tools for manipulating sound with precise timing and control are few and far between. ChucK, an audio-centric programming language, opens new vistas for sound artistry. The ChucK language provides precise high-level control over time, audio computation, and user interface elements like track pads and joysticks. Because ChucK uses the vocabulary of sound, it's easy to learn even for artists with little or no exposure to computer programming. Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists offers a complete introduction to programming in the open source music language ChucK. It's an example driven easy-to-follow book, that allows readers to 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. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Written by the creators and early architects of ChucK Learn ChucK and digital music creation side-by-side Example-driven easy-to-follow guide AUDIENCE Because this book teaches both digital sound control and the ChucK programming language, no experience with computer programming is required. It helps to be familiar with the basic concepts and vocabulary of sound and music. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ChucK is a powerful language with a vibrant and growing user community. A relatively new (early 2000's) programming language, it's designed specifically for real-time control and synthesis of sound, music, and other temporal types of digital art. ChucK is used by millions of users throughout the world, and is the backbone of dozens of academic programs and laptop orchestras.

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Ajay Kapur; Perry R. Cook; Spencer Salazar; Ge Wang
Verlag: Manning Jan 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1617291706 ISBN 13: 9781617291708
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Buchbeschreibung Manning Jan 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 233x189x22 mm. Neuware - 309 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781617291708

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