Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating by Perry Cook, Ajay Kapur, Spencer Salazar, Ge Wang

By Perry Cook, Ajay Kapur, Spencer Salazar, Ge Wang

Programming for Musicians and electronic Artists: growing track with ChucK deals an entire creation to programming within the open resource track language ChucK. In it, you'll study the fundamentals of electronic sound construction and manipulation when you realize the ChucK language. As you progress example-by-example via this easy-to-follow e-book, you'll create significant and worthwhile electronic compositions and "instruments" that make sound and track in direct reaction to software common sense, ratings, gestures, and different structures attached through MIDI or the network.

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A electronic musician needs to control sound accurately. ChucK is an audio-centric programming language that offers certain keep an eye on over the years, audio computation, and consumer interface parts like tune pads and joysticks. since it makes use of the vocabulary of sound, ChucK is straightforward to profit even for artists with very little publicity to laptop programming.

Programming for Musicians and electronic Artists bargains a whole advent to tune programming. In it, you'll research the fundamentals of electronic sound manipulation once you learn how to application utilizing ChucK. Example-by-example, you'll create significant electronic compositions and "instruments" that reply to application common sense, rankings, gestures, and different structures attached through MIDI or the community. You'll additionally adventure how ChucK permits the on-the-fly musical improvisation practiced through groups of "live song coders" round the world.

Written for readers conversant in the vocabulary of sound and tune. No adventure with computing device programming is required.

What's Inside

research ChucK and electronic track construction side-by-side
Invent new sounds, tools, and modes of performance
Written by means of the creators of the ChucK language

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Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists: Creating music with ChucK

Programming for Musicians and electronic Artists: developing track with ChucK deals an entire advent to programming within the open resource track language ChucK. In it, you'll research the fundamentals of electronic sound production and manipulation when you observe the ChucK language. As you progress example-by-example via this easy-to-follow booklet, you'll create significant and profitable electronic compositions and "instruments" that make sound and track in direct reaction to software common sense, ratings, gestures, and different platforms hooked up through MIDI or the community.

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If there are errors in your code, this is Main window, where you type and run your code. Console Monitor window. ChucK prints messages to you here. Your programs can also print to this window, causing messages to appear. Virtual Machine monitor window. Press the Start Virtual Machine button before you begin running ChucK programs. 6 Main windows of the miniAudicle ChucK Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 18 CHAPTER 1 Basics: sound, waves, and ChucK programming where the computer will tell you that there are problems and specifically where (in which lines) they occur.

3 seconds to now. You repeat the same note in F. 0) or else those first two repeated notes would sound like one long note. In G, you repeat the whole two-note sequence but with a higher pitch (the second “twinkle” in your song) and at a quieter volume (the gain of an oscillator correlates to volume; larger gain equals higher volume). You can probably imagine creating an entire composition, stringing commands like this together. But that’s a lot of work, and by the end of this chapter we’ll show you many techniques to create notes like this in a much more concise and powerful way.

ChucK definitely presents a different way to program sound and music. Although there are tradeoffs that make certain things straightforward and other things more difficult, our sincere hope is that for the programmer, the language design choices help more than they hinder a particular task. ChucK was created by Ge Wang, formerly coauthor Perry Cook’s graduate student at Princeton University (and now an assistant professor at Stanford University and coauthor of this book), to provide a different way to think about programming sound ChucK-powered and pre-ChucK computer-mediated art 5 using a rapid prototyping (trying out lots of ideas quickly) mindset.

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