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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:How to Make a Noise
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9780955495564

How to Make a Noise: Sample-Based Synthesis

by Simon Cann

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Overview
Sample-based synthesizers can be used to create the sound of a full orchestra or individual instruments. They can replicate the sound of a full drum kit, delicate vintage gear, and specialist instruments. Samplers allow one musician to play the bagpipes, a shamisen, a lute, and a whole orchestra, all at the push of a button. As well as offering the facility to recreate the sound of real instruments with a high degree of sonic fidelity, sample-based synthesis also allows real sounds to be used as the basis for new sounds. These sounds can then be manipulated and mangled to create unimagined sounds with genuine complexity and depth. How to Make a Noise: Sample-Based Synthesis looks at how to create and control sounds--both realistic recreations of real instrument and creative warped tones--and the tools and techniques that are available to help shape your sounds.
Description
Sample-based synthesizers can be used to create the sound of a full orchestra or individual instruments. They can replicate the sound of a full drum kit, delicate vintage gear, and specialist instruments. Samplers allow one musician to play the bagpipes, a shamisen, a lute, and a whole orchestra, all at the push of a button. As well as offering the facility to recreate the sound of real instruments with a high degree of sonic fidelity, sample-based synthesis also allows real sounds to be used as the basis for new sounds. These sounds can then be manipulated and mangled to create unimagined sounds with genuine complexity and depth. How to Make a Noise: Sample-Based Synthesis looks at how to create and control sounds--both realistic recreations of real instrument and creative warped tones--and the tools and techniques that are available to help shape your sounds.
About the author
Simon Cann is an author based in London. He has written a number of music-related and business-related books. His music-related books include: the How to Make a Noise series, Cakewalk Synthesizers: From Presets to Power User, Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard: From Presets to Power User, and Jumpstart Your Music Career. His business-related books feature the experiences of international entrepreneurs. You can read more about Simon at his website, simoncann.com, and check out his other music-related books and videos at his Noise Sculpture website, noisesculpture.com.
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