For Immediate Release: January, 2014

Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it’s essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, Programming Sound with Pure Data (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $36 paper, $24 ebook) shows you how to build sounds from the ground up and produce them for web projects using the Pure Data programming language. Even better, you’ll be able to integrate dynamic sound environments into your native apps or games—sound that reacts to the app, instead of sounding the same every time. Start your journey as a sound designer, and get the power to craft the sound you put into your digital experiences.

Programming Sound with Pure Data introduces and explores Pure Data, building understanding of sound design concepts along the way. You’ll start by learning Pure Data fundamentals and applying them, creating realistic sound effects. Then you’ll see how to analyze sound and re-create what you hear in a recorded sample. You’ll apply multiple synthesis methods to sound design problems. You’ll finish with two chapters of real-world projects, one for the web, and one for an iOS and Android app. You’ll design the sound, build the app, and integrate effects using the libpd library.

Whether you’ve had some experience with sound synthesis, or are new to sound design, this book is for you. These techniques are perfect for independent developers, small shops specializing in apps or games, and developers interested in exploring musical apps.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Book Information

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Programming Sound with Pure Data

Make Your Apps Come Alive with Dynamic Audio

by Tony Hillerson

ISBN: 9781937785666, 196 pages, $36.00US, $38.00CA, 7.5×9.25.

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