Csound Books


The Csound Book

Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing and Programming

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Created in 1985 by Barry Vercoe, Csound is one of the most widely used software sound synthesis systems. This long-awaited guide will dramatically straighten the learning curve and enable musicians to take advantage of this rich computer technology available for creating music.


audioprogrammingbookThe Audio Programming Book

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This comprehensive handbook of mathematical and programming techniques for audio signal processing will be an essential reference for all computer musicians, computer scientists, engineers, and anyone interested in audio. Designed to be used by readers with varying levels of programming expertise, it not only provides the foundations for music and audio development but also tackles issues that sometimes remain mysterious even to experienced software designers.


virutalsoundbookVirtual Sound

Sound Synthesis and Signal Processing – Theory and Practice with Csound

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Virtual Sound is an in-depth tutorial in computer music, complete with user-friendly exercises in Csound that illustrate the theory and practice of each type of sound synthesis and processing. 

csoundpowerbookCsound Power!

The Comprehensive Guide

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Csound, a free, cross-platform, do-it-yourself software solution for sound synthesis and music production, has been growing in power for more than 25 years. Getting started with this highly sophisticated system can be a bit daunting for new users. But once you’ve mastered the basic concepts, using Csound is nearly as easy as plugging patch cords into a modular synthesizer.


cs-waysaheadArticleWays Ahead

The Proceedings of the First International Csound Conference

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This book is not only a documentation of the conference, but it includes many new contributions which are collected in the main chapters HISTORY – DEVELOPMENT – MUSIC – USAGE – EDUCATION. Below is a link to the table of contents, the foreword, and some sample pages. (Sample Pages)