Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap


Subject: Re: electroacoustics - rap to tap to zap to frap
From: lawrence casserley (leo@chiltern.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu Aug 05 2004 - 07:39:02 EDT


On 24 Jul, 2004, at 19:14, John Nowak wrote:

>
> In my opinion, "computer music" is music made with user-programable,
> general purpose devices.
>
>
OTOH, most digital synthesis algorithms (eg FM, acoustic modelling,
etc) were developed first on general purpose computers as computer
music techniques. Manufacturers then made dedicated chips to produce
those algorithms more efficiently and cheaply, but they are still
computer music techniques. The main difference is the reduction in
generality and flexibility of control, which is there on a gp computer.
Does that then make it no longer a computer technique?

L

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