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    DescriptionSuperCollider is one of the most important domain-specific audio programming languages, with potential applications that include real-time interaction, installations, electroacoustic pieces, generative music, and audiovisuals. The SuperCollider Book is the essential reference to this powerful and flexible language, offering students and professionals a collection of tutorials, essays, and projects. With contributions from top academics, artists, and technologists that cover topics at levels from the introductory to the specialized, it will be a valuable sourcebook both for beginners and for advanced users. SuperCollider, first developed by James McCartney, is an accessible blend of Smalltalk, C, and further ideas from a number of programming languages. Free, open-source, cross-platform, and with a diverse and supportive developer community, it is often the first programming language sound artists and computer musicians learn. The SuperCollider Book is the long-awaited guide to the design, syntax, and use of the SuperCollider language. The first chapters offer an introduction to the basics, including a friendly tutorial for absolute beginners, providing the reader with skills that can serve as a foundation for further learning. Later chapters cover more advanced topics and particular topics in computer music, including programming, sonification, spatialization, microsound, GUIs, machine listening, alternative tunings, and non-real-time synthesis; practical applications and philosophical insigh"s from the composer's and artist's perspectives; and "under the hood," developer's-eye views of SuperCollider's inner workings. A Web site accompanying the book offers code, links to the application itself and its source code, and a variety of third-party extras, extensions, libraries, and examples.


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    Title
    The SuperCollider Book
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Scott Wilson, Edited by David Cottle, Edited by Nick Collins, Foreword by James Mccartney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 776
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,338 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262232692
    ISBN 10: 0262232693
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15920
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BIC subject category V2: AVGV
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BIC subject category V2: UMX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MUS013000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: COM051010
    BIC subject category V2: UGM
    DC22: 781.3/45133
    BISAC V2.8: MUS007000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML74.4.S86 S86 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 781.345133
    Thema V1.0: UGM, UMX, AVLX
    Illustrations note
    420 figures, 41 tables
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    10 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Scott Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Birmingham, England. David Cottle is Lecturer Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Utah. Nick Collins is Lecturer in Music Informatics at the University of Sussex.
    Review quote
    "This book documents the SuperCollider language to an extent never before achieved and shows how it can be used to realize a wide variety of musical and technical applications. The scholarship is sound, as the chapter authors are leaders in the field and deeply knowledgeable on how SuperCollider may be used, taught, and learned." Robert Rowe , Director, Steinhardt Music Composition Program, New York University