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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:13 pm

I bought Patch & Tweak 1st edition but found it almost totally useless because the author had not bothered to supply an index, meaning it was very, very difficult to find anything twice. I hope the new edition has repaired that, otherwise I cannot recommend it.

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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby Ben Asaro » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:16 pm

I recall you saying that before. shrug, I've not had the problem yet.
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:15 am

Well I'm not going to bang on about it so this my last comment on the subject but it's not at all a cheap book, mostly justified by the high production standard. However the omission of an index (a key feature for me for making full use of any technical book) is in that context peculiar and a real shame.

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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby Ben Asaro » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:32 pm

I am curious to see if enough people commented on that to get an index added to the new one coming out. I’ll let you know!
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby N i g e l » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:55 pm

I normally just CTRL-F and search for what I want ;)

For paper books the list of key words at the back with associated page numbers was probably my 1st port of call in a search but invariably it didnt have the key word I wanted. I get the same now with those interactive HELP files.

For a technical book, I would normally only use an index for the 1st or 2nd read, as an overall, top level map of the book, so that I know whats comming up on my journey through the book. For that reason on its own, I think an index is an essential part of the presentation of the information in the book.

Tools like Microsoft word can automatically create an index from your chapter and paragraph headings so what was Patch & Tweak authors problem ?
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby Zukan » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:16 pm

https://www.robpapen.com/RP_Book_and_Video.html

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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby Flank Audio » Sat May 22, 2021 1:11 pm

As a few others have said. "The Computer Music Tutorial" is a good starting place for this stuff. It's bit of a beast but there's some useful information in there. It certainly helped me out a lot during my DSP/coding moodules at university. It's also relatively easy to read when compared with some other academic books out there!!
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