Chapter 4 Eerie Electronic Music

Hack old devices to create weird sounds, and invent unusual controls for your own computer compositions.


So far in this book, you’ve learned how to change the sound produced by an instrument—at least for acoustic instruments. Acoustic instruments produce sound waves when they vibrate. Change the size, shape, or material the instrument is made out of, and the instrument will vibrate differently. Build an instrument that’s big and heavy, and it will vibrate slower and produce lower notes. Build it small and ...

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