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Music Theory for Computer Musicians by Michael Hewitt

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1. Musical Sound

Whatever your own particular studio setup, it is likely that you will be using a particular music production program as the heart of that setup. Within your program of choice, you will have access to numerous sound-producing devices, such as synthesizers and drum machines. In the end, no matter what kinds of devices you ultimately use, your desired result is the same—a finished musical track. So to begin, I want to take a look at the various characteristics of the sounds you’ll be using to create those finished tracks.

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