individual tracks, materials and parameters used in
creation of these pieces, plus their structural design,
background information and a detailed presentation of all of the
digital synthesis and signal processing techniques used, with numerous
sound examples and spectrograms, in a format
suitable for classes and advanced study. Note: the web version of the
research topics does not include the sound examples that are on this
DVD (approximately 7 hours of audio material).
DVD-ROM now includes an HTML5 Audio
option where the soundfiles are embedded on the same page when using
the Mac Safari browser only.
See also: DVD-ROM #2, Soundscape Composition, and
DVD-ROM #3, Text-Based
be interfaced to the Handbook.
What the reviewers say:
"A newly released
interactive double DVD-ROM Acoustic Communication & Compositional
Techniques by Barry Truax is a compelling teaching tool for computer
music theory and composition that uses text, images, and sound examples
to explore micro-level sound. The juxtaposition of mixed media imparts
a glimmer into the theoretical, compositional, and stunning influences
that inspire Truax’s formidable work." M. Simoni & K.
Fosdick, Computer Music Journal,