Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Electronic and Computer Music$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Manning

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199746392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 April 2021

Further Advances in Hardware Design

Further Advances in Hardware Design

(p.327) 17 Further Advances in Hardware Design
Electronic and Computer Music

Peter Manning

Oxford University Press

The early 1990s saw the peak levels of activity in the design of MIDI synthesizers and samplers, with just a few exceptions now based on all-digital technologies. Manufacturers continued to refine the functional characteristics of their products, for example improving the fidelity of samplers and expanding the repertory of synthesis algorithms and signal processing facilities. As the decade advanced, increasing attention was paid to the possibilities of retro-synthesis, whereby older predominantly analog methods of electronic sound production are modeled using modern digital technologies. This quest for more innovative approaches to hardware design was to prove timely, for it became increasingly apparent that the personal computer was coming of age as a facility for music synthesis in its own right. As a consequence the future prosperity of the hardware manufacturing sector became increasingly less assured.

Keywords:   Chapter keywords: hardware, MIDI, sampler, signal processing, synthesis algorithms

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .