The Mathematics of Electronic Music by Peter Elsea

This is a great resource for beginners who are a little intimidated by the mathematics involved in synthesis - by Peter Elsea way back in 1996.

Topics Covered

  • Hertz
  • Exponential Functions
  • Logarithms
  • Decibels
  • The Spectral Plot
  • Envelopes
  • Spectral Envelopes
  • Frequency Response
  • Waveforms
  • Sine Waves
  • The Harmonic Series
  • Temperament
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Oh yeah, he was my professor! I actually see Elsea from time to time. This Sunday he will be giving a presentation on FM for the Modular Meetup.


Wow small world right? Very cool!