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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:47 pm

Hello Spogg and RJ, hello forum,

thank you for the appreciation. Usually I am too knackered after work to do anything intellectually demanding, but I have so much fun with Flowstone that at least I try to get knowledgeable about the basics. The net helps a lot.

There are very special people in this forum who let others participate by providing tutorials, schematics and entire instruments. Without those contributions I'd stand no chance of ever making any progress, so take these posts as my thank you to you all. I love to share and as I don't have much when it comes to Flowstone per se, I'll let you take part in my readings.

Here are some more links:

An article about Dr. Moog's achievements and significance

http://jim.afim-asso.org/jim11/html/act ... e_moog.pdf

An article about early computer music and research:
Turenas: the realization of a dream

http://jim.afim-asso.org/jim11/html/act ... enas2b.pdf

and a link to an interesting edu-website on computer music:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~music/icm/

with an interesting resource page.

Off-topic is this one:

https://www.billbuxton.com/inputTimeline.html

It's a history of computer input devices. Actually, the entire website billbuxton.com is interesting to me.

Enjoy + Regards
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Hello forum,

some finds for the week-end and maybe beyond:

A Digital Signal Processing Primer: With Applications to Digital Audio and Computer Music
https://archive.org/details/ADigitalSig ... singPrimer

Digital Harmony: On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art
https://archive.org/details/DigitalHarmony_201611

Warning: PDF > 280 MB

Aesthetic Considerations in the Use of “Virtual” Music Instruments
http://music.arts.uci.edu/dobrian/CHI2001paper.pdf

Composing Electronic Music A New Aesthetic

https://archive.org/details/360419672Co ... stheticPdf

International Electronic Music Catalog, 1967

https://archive.org/details/Internation ... sicCatalog

Warning: PDF > 200 MB!

An introduction to synthesizers dating from the dx-7 era:

https://archive.org/download/Synthesize ... dpi%29.pdf

Vintage from Roland Corporation:

https://archive.org/details/synth_A_Fou ... onic_Music
https://archive.org/details/synth_Pract ... c_volume_1
https://archive.org/details/synth_Pract ... c_volume_2


1970's state-of-the-art technology:

thesnowfields.com/manuals/LearnMusicWithSynths1974.pdf


Computers and Music, 1986
https://archive.org/details/byte-magazine-1986-06

Warning: PDF > 300 MB

2004 Thesis about modular synthesizers:

https://www.bastl-instruments.com/wp-co ... iploma.pdf

A film:
Discovering Electronic Music
Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Includes music from a sound synthesizer and computer-controlled music

https://archive.org/details/discovering ... sic_201607

A History of Electronic Music Pioneers:

http://www.davidddunn.com/~david/writings/pioneers.pdf


The Technique Of Electronic Music, 1974:

https://archive.org/details/TheTechniqu ... sWells1974

Warning: PDF > 250 MB!

The history and development of Computer Music

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~romwell/electron-music/

or as a brochure:

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~romwell/elect ... -music.pdf


The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments:
A presentation for high-school students.

kellerphysics.com/acoustics/Lapp.pdf


The Physical Basis of Music:

Either chapter by chapter here: https://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/music.html

or grab the entire pdf here: https://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/music/book.pdf.tar.gz

Music and Physics, 1966
https://archive.org/details/MusicAndPhysics

Just in case if like me, you have a bunch of old stuff laying around, this book could be lots of fun to draw ideas from:
zhagun.ru/Circuit_Bending_Build_Your_Own_Alien_Instruments.pdf

Creative Musical Instrument Design:
http://www.chrysalis-foundation.org/andrea_santini.pdf

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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby BobF » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:09 pm

Hello Phil Thalasso,

Some great finds there! Mnay thanks and keep them comming.

Later then, BobF.....
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:53 pm

Hello flowstoners,

it's Friday and here's some fun stuff to read and look at for the week-end +:

Digital Signal Processing: A User’s Guide

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=2819

Digital Filter Design

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=2818

Digital Signal Processing

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=2213

Digital Signal Processing
Dublin Institute of Technology

Digital Signal Processing Foundations

"Signals are all around us and come in a wide variety of shapes and forms. When we speak we create pressure variations in the air which generate audio signals; earthquakes produce large seismic signals; healthcare professionals monitor ECG signals which capture the electrical activity of the heart; radio, internet and telephone signals are being transmitted across the world; the list of signals is endless! (see 2 minute video at pzdsp.com/vid1 for some examples) Digital signal processing (DSP) is primarily about making use of computers to help us analyse and manipulate signals in order to help us with our everyday lives. To get a flavour of where DSP is being used check out the lists below; it really is a key component in many innovative solutions and products in recent times."

https://arrow.dit.ie/engschelecon/11/

DSP 2nd Edition:

"This book provides an account of the mathematical background, computational methods and software engineering associated with digital signal processing. The aim has been to provide the reader with the mathematical methods required for signal analysis which are then used to develop models and algorithms for processing digital signals and finally to encourage the reader to design software solutions for Digital Signal Processing (DSP). In this way, the reader is invited to develop a small DSP library that can then be expanded further with a focus on his/her research interests and applications."

https://arrow.dit.ie/engschelebk/4/

Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée

http://www-syscom.univ-mlv.fr/~zaidi/te ... ed-DSP.pdf

and

http://www-syscom.univ-mlv.fr/~zaidi/te ... h-M1-2010/

a website with Course Material, further links, all in English!


Electronic Schematics (not flowstone schematics)

Korg MS-10

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=3278

Korg MS-20

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=3279

Korg MS-50

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=3280


Moog 901A,

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4141

Moog 901B

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4142

Moog 901C

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4143

Moog 902

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4144

Moog 904A

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4145

Moog 904B

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4146

Moog 904C

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4147

Moog 921

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4148

Moog 956

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4149

Oberheim Mini Sequencer

http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media.php?id=4151

Wishing you all a good time and have fun with the above!

Regards
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:42 am

Hello flowstoners,

the week-end is coming and here is some stuff to read.
As I am currently playing with a sequencer project, the focus of this post is on music theory and automated music composition.

Music in Terms of Science
https://archive.org/details/arxiv-1209.3767

The Distance Geometry of Music

https://archive.org/details/arxiv-0705.4085

Harmonic materials of modern music; resources of the tempered scale

https://archive.org/details/harmonicmaterial00hans

The diatonic modes in modern music

https://archive.org/details/diatonicmodesinm00vinc

Ethnic Musical Scales

https://archive.org/details/MusicalScal ... cOtherwise

Eighty Musical Sentences

https://archive.org/details/eightymusicalsen00macf

Scales and arpeggios for the pianoforte

https://archive.org/details/scalesarpeggiosf00tayluoft

Scales, intervals, harmony

https://archive.org/details/scalesintervalsh01haag

A primer of modern musical tonality : intended for self-study, as an introduction to the study of harmony

https://archive.org/details/primerofmodernmu00corn

Six Techniques for Algorithmic Music Composition
This paper describes six of the techniques used by the programs that compose music for the automated telephone demo. Each algorithm presented seeks to implement a single composition idea well. Combinations of these algorithms have been used as the basis for applications as diverse as a real-time network transmission monitor and an incidental music generator for videotape productions

peterlangston.com/Papers/amc.pdf

Techniques for Algorithmic Composition of Music
This paper is an overview of various techniques used by the author over the last 3 years in the production of computer-generated music. It covers work using semi-random noise, chaotic dynamical systems, contour analysis, and evolutionary programming

citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.23.9364&rep=rep1&type=pdf

DISCO: An object-oriented system for music composition and sound design

https://archive.org/details/arxiv-cs0007006
This paper describes an object-oriented approach to music composition and sound design. The approach unifies the processes of music making and instrument building by using similar logic, objects, and procedures. The composition modules use an abstract representation of musical data, which can be easily mapped onto different synthesis languages or a traditionally notated score. An abstract base class is used to derive classes on different time scales. Objects can be related to act across time scales, as well as across an entire piece, and relationships between similar objects can replicate traditional music operations or introduce new ones. The DISCO (Digital Instrument for Sonification and Composition) system is an open-ended work in progress.

A Presentation by Dr. Nierhaus on algorithmic composition

recherche.ircam.fr/equipes/repmus/mamux/Nierhaus.pdf

you can access an article by Dr. Nierhaus via
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Ge ... Generation

One more presentation:
Algorithmic composition: An overview of the field, inspired by a criticism of its methods

hpac.rwth-aachen.de/teaching/sem-mus-15/Deserno.pdf

And another one:
Music Generation and Algorithmic Composition:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~./music/cmsip/sl ... o-comp.pdf

A short blog-post with interesting links:

https://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/blog/ ... mposition/

and a website with recommended reading + links:

http://music.arts.uci.edu/dobrian/Korea ... adings.htm

TOWARDS AFFECTIVE ALGORITHMIC COMPOSITION

https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/bitstream/han ... sequence=1

AI Methods in Algorithmic Composition: A Comprehensive Survey
Since the 1950s, different computational techniques related to Artificial Intelligence have been used for algorithmic composition, including grammatical representations, probabilistic methods, neural networks, symbolic rule-based systems, constraint programming and evolutionary algorithms. This survey aims to be a comprehensive account of research on algorithmic composition, presenting a thorough view of the field for researchers in Artificial Intelligence.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.0585

Grammar Based Music Composition

users.monash.edu/~jonmc/research/Papers/L-systemsMusic.pdf

Algorithmic Composition: Computational Thinking in Music
DRAFT
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/20bf/9 ... 1e0452.pdf

A New Composition Algorithm for Automatic Generation of Thematic Music from the Existing Music Pieces

http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCECS2 ... 08-812.pdf

AN EMOTION-BASED METHOD TO PERFORM ALGORITHMIC COMPOSITION
https://jyx.jyu.fi/bitstream/handle/123 ... sition.pdf

University of Michigan
Algorithmic Composition as a model of creativity
https://ece.umd.edu/~blj/papers/OrganizedSound.pdf

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
An Application of Evolutionary Algorithms to Music: Co-Evolving Melodies and Harmonization
https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream ... sequence=1

Swedish Royal Institute of Technology
Algorithmic Composition of Popular Music
https://www.kth.se/social/files/57fcd9f ... %20Jan.pdf

Technical University Berlin
Music Out of Nothing? A Rigorous Approach to Algorithmic Composition by Iannis Xenakis
https://monoskop.org/images/3/38/Hoffma ... s_2009.pdf

The University of Bath
Algorithmic Composition for Flute and Accompaniment
http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/~mdv/courses/C ... 2007-8.pdf

University of Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A GENETIC ALGORITHM FOR COMPOSING MUSIC
elib.mi.sanu.ac.rs/files/journals/yjor/39/yujorn39p157-177.pdf

Uppsala University Sweden
Algorithmic composition using signal processing and swarm behavior
https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/d ... TEXT01.pdf

Analysis of Generative Music
http://www.ems-network.org/IMG/pdf_Collins.pdf

Algorithmic Composition Methods for Breakbeat Science
https://dmuweb.dmu.ac.uk/documents/tech ... ollins.pdf

Computational Intelligence in Music Composition: A Survey
https://www.cs.ccu.edu.tw/~ckting/pubs/tetci2017.pdf

Presenting ROBIN - ACM-Software
http://www.smcnetwork.org/system/files/ ... NARIOS.pdf

A STUDY OF IMAGE-BASED MUSIC COMPOSITION
https://www.cs.sfu.ca/research/groups/V ... icme08.pdf

Algorithmic Composition of Melodies with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
-Technical Paper-

https://archive.org/details/arxiv-1606.07251

About the number of generators of a musical scale
-Technical Paper -

https://archive.org/details/arxiv-0909.0039

Sequential Complexity as a Descriptor for Musical Similarity
-Technical Paper-

https://archive.org/details/arxiv-1402.6926

You all have fun and a good time!
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 am

Hello forum,

something for the week-end:

First is a list of books that may or may not help to self-study dsp underlying math-principles:

Maybe of general interest.
https://archive.org/details/1000SolvedP ... ernPhysics

Fourier Analysis
by R.D. Stuart
Topics Mathematics, Fourier Series, Fourier Integrals, Periodic Waveforms, Transients:
https://archive.org/details/FourierAnalysis

Fourier Analysis - Theory and Applications- Fourier Transform
by Sigurdur Helgason
Publication date 1/1/04
Topics Maths, Differential Equations (ODEs & PDEs), Methods, Fourier Analysis, Mathematics
https://archive.org/details/flooved1488

Fourier analysis and its applications
by Vretblad, Anders

Publication date 2003
Topics Fourier analysis
https://archive.org/details/springer_10 ... 87-21723-9

Clever algorithms : nature-inspired programming recipes

An encyclopedic algorithm reference, this book is intended for research scientists, engineers, students, and interested amateurs. Each algorithm description provides a working code example in the Ruby Programming Language

https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_SESWXQphCUkC


Algorithms Notes for Professionals
by Stack Overflow

The Algorithms Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow.

https://archive.org/details/2018Algorit ... fessionals

Algorithms - Jeff Erickson
http://jeffe.cs.illinois.edu/teaching/a ... rithms.pdf

Introduction To Algorithms 3rd Edition
by Thomas H. Cormen

https://archive.org/details/Introductio ... 3rdEdition

Have a good time
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby tulamide » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:15 am

Phil Thalasso wrote:Algorithms Notes for Professionals
by Stack Overflow

The Algorithms Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow.

https://archive.org/details/2018Algorit ... fessionals

Just had a quick read at this and it is awesome! It actually speaks to beginners more than to professionals, but that's exactly why I highly recommend it for those who are already a bit familiar with Ruby, but not with certain details of algorithm programming. A big part of this book is pathfinding, which you only need when developing games, but the rest is very valuable (like dozens of sorting algorithms, matrix programming and such).
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby RJHollins » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:21 am

Thank-You !
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:00 pm

Hello you all,
it's been a while. Three interesting recent finds:

Digital Signal Processing Principles, Algorithms & Applications Proakis & Dimitris G. Manolakis:

https://archive.org/details/DigitalSign ... is/page/n0

A Digital Signal Processing Primer: With Applications to Digital Audio and Computer Music

https://archive.org/details/ADigitalSig ... er/page/n0

and rather vintage:

Digital Signal Processing Technology

Essentials of the Communications Revolution

https://archive.org/details/DigitalSign ... gy/page/n0

Enjoy and have a good week-end!
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Re: Electronic Music Systems

Postby Phil Thalasso » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:51 pm

Hello all,

it's been a while. Here are some recent finds and I hope you enjoy reading them.

This is a collection of texts written from the late fifties until 1997.

http://www.koenigproject.nl/texte.htm

Content:

Music and Number (1958)

The Construction of Sound (1963)

Complex Sounds (1965)

The Second Phase of Electronic Music (1965)

Notes on the Computer in Music (1967)

Remarks on Compositional Theory (1968)

Programmed Music - From the Composer's Viewpoint (1968)

The Use of Computer Programmes in Creating Music (1970)

Analytical Descriptions (1971)

Construction and Working Method of the Utrecht University Studio (1972)

Experiences with Programmed Music (1975)

Programmed Musik. Personal Experiences and Work (1975)

Composition Processes (1978)

Some Observations on the Impact of Technology on Musik (1982)

The Aesthetic Integration of Computer-Composed Scores (1983)

Programmed Music (1985)

Sonology in Utrecht. Albumblätter (1986)

Working with "Project 1". My Experiences with Computer Composition (1990)

Layers and Variants (1997)

About the Author:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Michael_Koenig


The following website provides links to a variety of interesting topics.

It is maintained by ICMA.

The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, computer software and hardware developers, researchers, and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.

http://www.computermusic.org/page/35/


Some more links:

Stochastic Generation of Note Parameters for Music Composition", in International Computer Music Conference Proceedings, 1982
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/p/pod/dod ... 2.1982.051

Experimental music; composition with an electronic computer
https://archive.org/details/experimenta ... ll/page/n0

Two Pioneering Projects from the Early History of Computer-Aided Algorithmic Composition
http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68626

and

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-th ... _lec09.pdf

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