[sdiy] Advanced Programming Techniques for Modular Synthesizers

Wout Blommers blommoo at wanadoo.nl
Wed Aug 13 12:56:53 CEST 2003

john mahoney wrote:
> Found this website called "Advanced Programming Techniques for Modular
> Synthesizers" by a Dr. James J. Clark, an Associate Professor at McGill
> Center For Intelligent Machines (McGill University, Montréal). It's
> Nord-oriented but many concepts apply universally. Still under development
> but already full of info.
> It says, "This web-based hypertext document is intended to provide the
> advanced user of the Clavia Nord Modular synthesizer with a toolbox of
> techniques for creating complex and interesting patches. Although the
> emphasis is on the Nord Modular, the techniques described in this document
> can be applied to any modular synthesizer, from a modular Moog to the Native
> Instruments Reaktor softsynth."
> Here 'tis: http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~clark/nordmodularbook/nm_book_toc.html

Besides 'Advanced' there is a lot more info at

Due to the G2, the site will change in time and character...

Furthermore, the frequently cited 'Rob Hordijk' has written a book about 
  synth programming, at the moment unavailable, but if you live close 
enough to visit The Hague, The Netherlands, he is willing to teach in 
private. Rob knows a lot about synth designing too.


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