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Pay $1 or more. $15 scores the whole bundle!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/computer-music-books?linkID=&mcID=102:5c415d7542b929037503b546:ot:5a31f1dcc438005fac399577:1&utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019_01_21_computermusic_bookbundle&linkID=&utm_content=cta_button

Make the music of the byte with this bundle from MIT Press! You’ll score ebooks like VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media, Digital Signatures: The Impact of Digitization on Popular Music Sound, Machine Musicianship, and more.

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Just a heads up the ebook The Audio Programming Book does not come with the supplemental content (40 chapters!) that come on the DVD you would get if you purchased the book and unfortunately that's where, AFAIC, is a lot the real meat.

An accompanying DVD provides an additional 40 chapters, covering musical and audio programs with micro-controllers, alternate MIDI controllers, video controllers, developing Apple Audio Unit plug-ins from Csound opcodes, and audio programming for the iPhone.

Edited Jan 28th - This post is no longer true.  During the last day or two or three Humble Bundle has updated downloads to include supplemental material.  See info on following links.

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6 minutes ago, TheSteven said:

Just a heads up the ebook The Audio Programming Book does not come with the supplemental content (40 chapters!) that come on the DVD you would get if you purchased the book and unfortunately that's where, AFAIC, most of the real meat is.

Thanks for the heads up!  You would think that the extra content would be made available online for customers if they are going to publish an ebook.

If you really want the DVD, you can buy the hardcover version (new) at Amazon starting at $53.76.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0262014467/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Lists for $70 at the MIT Press store.  https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/audio-programming-book

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Interesting old thread on KVR:
Collection of Audio Programming Books  https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=387466 

The creator of that post says that

was "readable and easy to understand." vs The Audio Programming Book which he pans.
It's around $35 (give or take a couple of bucks) for paperback copy on amazon.

 

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2 minutes ago, TheSteven said:

Interesting old thread on KVR:
Collection of Audio Programming Books  https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=387466 

The creator of that post says that

was "readable and easy to understand." vs The Audio Programming Book which he pans.

 

I've got "Designing Audio Effect Plugin-Ins in C++" as well as the 2nd book on writing software synths.

I agree that they're both excellent books, and very easy to understand.

They use their own bit of wrapper software though, to design your plugins.  It generates the VST / AU / AAX code from the software, giving you stubs to fill in the code with.

This is a bit of a double edged sword in a way.

On the one hand, it means you're not getting to learn how to write these things from scratch.

But on the other, it gets you up and running VERY quickly, and makes supporting multiple plugin formats very easy.

I'd highly recommend them.

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10 minutes ago, TheSteven said:

Interesting old thread on KVR:
Collection of Audio Programming Books  https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=387466 

The author of the OP says that this book (link below) was "readable and easy to understand." vs The Audio Programming Book which he pans.
Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++: With Digital Audio Signal Processing Theory.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0240825152

Interesting... although sometimes you need to consider a review with a grain of salt.

I took an MITx computer science class online via edX a few years ago, and had to purchase a textbook from MIT Press for that one. It matched up with the course syllabus well because it was written by the professors, and there were plenty of required reading assignments and the quizzes were literally based on the book.

Something tells me that many MIT Press books are written for an audience of MIT students, not your typical KVR or YouTube students, LOL!  :D

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Looking through The Audio Programming Book...

Initial impression
It's a college text book (if not it reads like one) to teach nonprogrammers/nontechnical musicians C programming of Audio & MIDI.  

The assumption is that you know nothing - not what a sine wave is or what makes a line of code.
So if you need ALL of the basics this is probably a great book.
Depending on your experience/knowledge you might get frustrated looking for details that you do need buried in a lot of stuff you don't.
 

Edit: abacab I just saw your post - agreed.

Still going to spend some time with it (LOL to see if I can make the most of my huge $15 investment).
 

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Just FYI Humble Bundle has updated the downloads for the Computer Music book bundle to have all the support zips with the supplements.  Download them from your account.

 

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1 hour ago, Matthew Sorrels said:

Just FYI Humble Bundle has updated the downloads for the Computer Music book bundle to have all the support zips with the supplements.  Download them from your account.

 

Thanks for the heads-up!  Downloading now.  That's 4.1GB for the Audio Programming book and 1.0GB for the Csound Book...

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Don't know if Humble Bundle sent an email with a message about update but if so I missed it or ignored it.
Thanks Matthew for the heads up!

Currently downloading...

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They didn't send any emails.  In fact I don't think they ever tell anyone about updates to purchased bundles.  I've seen several bundles I've bought get additional files (happens mostly with book bundles).  And a few game bundles where they added Steam keys to indie games that at purchase weren't on Steam yet.  Not sure there is any easy way to track that with them.  In this case I had opened a ticket with them over getting the files, so I got a notification through their support system.

They also added zips for Virtual Music, Sound Unbound,  and Music Cognition and Computerized Sound.  The Audio Programming Book zip is kind of hard to fully extract on Windows/PC due to the overlong Mac filenames.   But I think it only effects some of the open source software they include the source for (which newer versions of which are already on the net).  The "meat" of the update extracts easily.

I have to admit I spend way too much at Humble Bundle (have had a month sub for years now and buy lots of bundles).  It's one of the best sites for digital content.  Wish they would do a VST/VI bundle.

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