Synthesis Theory II: Recommended Readings

  • Cook, Perry. Real Sound Synthesis for Interactive Applications. Natick, Massachusetts: A.K. Peters; 2002. ISBN 1--56881-168-3. website: (errata)
      Introduction to physical modeling.

  • Serra, Xavier "Musical Sound Modeling With Sinusoids Plus Noise" in Musical Signal Processing. Edited by C. Roads, S. Pope, A. Picialli, and G. De Poli. Swets & Zeitlinger: 1997. Online at:
      Introduction to the theory behind Spectral Modeling Synthesis.

  • Smith, Julius Digital Waveguide Modeling of Musical Instruments. Draft.
      Mathematical theory of physical modeling.

  • Verplank, Bill, Max Mathews and Robert Shaw. Scanned Synthesis. ICMC 2000, Berlin. [local].