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The Characteristics of Digital Audio

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195144840
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849802 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0013
The Characteristics of Digital Audio

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The evolution of electronic and computer music has been shaped by two fundamental considerations: the creativity of the individuals who have engaged in the composition and performance of new works, and the functional characteristics of the resources used in the course of their production. Studying the nature of these interactions between artists and their tools is fundamental to understanding the development of the medium as a whole, from the earliest experiments with simple analog devices to the sophisticated applications of today, requiring the very latest digital technology.

Keywords: creativity; functional characteristics; digital technology

Chapter.  7612 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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