About the Book
The Scoring Sound book is a creative audio coding tutorial for the SuperCollider audio synthesis programming language. SuperCollider 3 was released as open source software in the early 2000s and has been one of the key programming languages for sound, music and instrument design for two decades. The book covers the basics of sound synthesis (additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, frequency modulation, granular synthesis, etc.) and introduces the inbuilt tools for algorithmic composition. SuperCollider is ideal for instrument design and Scoring Sound introduces how the language communicates with the external world through Open Sound Control, MIDI, network, and hardware protocols.
About the Author
Thor Magnusson's background in philosophy and electronic music informs prolific work in performance, research and teaching. In his work, Magnusson studies the impact of digital technologies on musical creativity and practice, exploring this equally through writing, software development, composition and musical performance. Magnusson is the co-founder of ixi audio, and he has developed audio software, systems of generative music composition, written computer music tutorials and created two musical live coding environments. Further information about his research can be found on the Sonic Writing website. Thor Magnusson is head of the Music Department at the University of Sussex. He has recently published a book with Bloomsbury Academic called Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic and Signal Inscriptions.