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Sound Synthesis and Sampling, 3rd Edition by Martin Russ

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CHAPTER 2

Making Sounds Physically

CONTENTS
Sounds and musical instrument
Environment
This chapter deals with sounds that are made by physical methods. This serves two purposes:
  To introduce classification systems for musical instruments and sounds, and thereby, to start the discussion of the analysis and synthesis of sound.
  To introduce the chapter contents with a simple example.
2.1 Sounds and musical instruments
There are many ways to classify musical instruments and sounds.
The simplest division uses the performer's role: using the human vocal tract or interacting ...

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