The Backlog

I’m reposting all the Csound Blog posts from the original site.  The write-ups are stored within the Csound files themselves.  I’m really looking forward to posting new content, and will hopefully have something up by the end of the week.  Without further ado:

Synth Secrets @ Sound On Sound

At any given moment, I have at least four synthesis/audio books sitting on my desk for quick reference. Sometimes up to eleven. However, there are only a handful of websites I consider to be true tomes of synthesis knowledge. One of these is Sound On Sound’s Synth Secrets.

Here is a sample of topics you will find there:

Sample and Hold
Formant Synthesis
and much more…

Robot Voices and Android Grooves

The fourth Csound Blog entry is up.

“One of my earliest synthesizer fascinations was the robotic voice produced by band vocoders. While in college, I stumbled across the vocoder schematics in The Computer Music Tutorial by Curtis Roads. Equipped with only Csound and my new-found knowledge, I created my first vocoder instrument. I have since designed many variations, and will likely to continue doing so for many years to come. Because robots rule…”

Topics covered:

  • Band Vocoder
  • Envelope Follower
  • Speech Synthesis

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