Digital Electronics for Musicians

Authors: Drymonitis, Alexandros

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  • Hands-on projects and practical instruction from an expert on electronic music
  • Covers Pure Data, Arduino, and sensors 
  • No previous programming experience required               
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This is the perfect book for musicians who want to dive into the world of computer music and physical computing. This book is aimed at adventurous musicians who want to learn about music programming with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, and how to make new interfaces and even new instruments with that knowledge. You’ll learn the basics of the Pure Data and Arduino languages, how to incorporate sensors into your musical projects, and how to use embedded computers, like the Raspberry Pi, to create stand-alone projects. Along the way, you’ll learn how to create a variety of innovative musical projects, including an interactive bow for stringed instruments, a MIDI clavier synthesizer, an interactive drum set, a patch-bay matrix synthesizer, a guitar looper, and even a DIY theremin. If you are a musician or tinkerer who wants to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, Digital Electronics for Musicians is the book for you. What You Will Learn

  • Learn the basics of the Pure Data and the Arduino languages
  • Learn more about the available sensors on the market, and how you can incorporate them into your musical projects
  • Focus on physical computing by combining Arduino and Pure Data, bringing the    physical world to the world of the computers
  • Make use of additional libraries that extend the capabilities of the Arduino
  • Make use of external objects in Pure Data that help achieve certain goals,  depending on the project
  • Learn how a Pure Data patch functions and be able to modify other people's work  that fits your needs
  • Learn how the Arduino language works, enabling the modification of already  existing code, according to your needs
  • Get insight on the serial communication between the Arduino and Pure Data
  • Learn how to approach various programming challenges in different ways

Who This is For Musicians who want to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data.                                        

About the authors

Alexandros Drymonitis is a musician from Athens, Greece. He studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he got his first stimuli on music technology. Ever since he has been making electronic music using open source software and hardware, like Pure Data and Arduino, as well as giving workshops on electronic music programming and digital synthesizer building. He is also very keen on community building, and is a founding member of the Patching Circle Athens group, a group of users of visual programming languages.                         

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Pure Data

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    Pages 1-50

  • Introduction to Arduino

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    Pages 51-96

  • Embedded Computers and Going Wireless

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    Pages 97-139

  • Getting Started with Musical Applications

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    Pages 141-176

  • A Simple Synthesizer Using a MIDI Keyboard and Arduino

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    Pages 177-232

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1584-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Electronics for Musicians
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alexandros Drymonitis
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1583-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1583-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1584-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 490
Number of Illustrations and Tables
345 b/w illustrations
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