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Post by Pelsea » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:29 am

It's finished. 115 pages, large format spiral bound for $20.
Available at Lulu.com. The quickest way to find it is search on my last name-- Elsea

I just put it up, so I don't have a proof copy yet, but all the files look right. Consider this a beta version. I'll be happy to entertain suggestions for improving it.

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The Tao of Signal
A short digression into the world of acoustics
Converting sound into numbers
What does an electronic musician need to know about electronics?

What’s in a Synthesizer
The most likely modules
More modules
Control sources
Interfaces

What To Do With Your Synthesizer
Basic patches
Modulation
VCA tricks
Filter tricks
Percussion patches
Reverb
Performance patches
Autonomous patches
Driving autonomous patches
Master control
Two famous patches
Krell music
Entropical Paradise
Final word
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Post by giftculture » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:09 am

Awesome! Purchased!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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Post by cptnal » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 am

Ordered on the strength of your probabilistic sample & hold idea over on the generative thread. :tu:

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Post by Pelsea » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:37 am

Thank you for your support.
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Post by hsosdrum » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:24 pm

I just ordered mine — really looking forward to getting it. Thanks SO much for putting in all the work, Peter!

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Post by placebo92 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:07 pm

Just ordered my copy and can't wait to dig in. Thank you!

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Post by radin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 am

Happened upon this thread this morning on my way to work. Just placed an order for your book. Looking forward to seeing more of your ideas.

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Post by Muzone » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:40 pm

copy ordered - look forward to the read :)

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Post by wackelpeter » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:07 pm

Ha... just ordered for the first time on lulu.com...

fingers crossed, hope everything goes smooth...

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Post by dooj88 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:20 pm

just found out about this; your posts around here made this purchase a no brainer. very much looking forward to prose and pointers. :guinness:

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Post by Skotchi » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:24 pm

Another order!
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Post by Teusa Rass » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 pm

Hi,
like Thomas Henry's books I'd like to find on Lulu
a pdf download version, or even better ePub,
to
1.- put it on my ebook reader, (not Kindle format)
2.- print it out and spiral bind it myself.

I'd pay the equal price for for an epub version like
for a printed, packed, and shipped over the seven seas book.

I feel like it might help saving the future
of us all by producing locally.

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Post by Pelsea » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:03 am

The problem with an ePub is this book is heavy on graphics, and the ePub format does not handle graphics well. It’s also not very handy for scribbling notes in the margins.

Lulu has printers in 150 countries (they claim) so the carbon footprint isn’t that bad.

As for pdfs, I’m only hoping to earn enough for a couple of modules before someone scans the book and posts it. No point in doing the hard work for ‘em.
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Post by wackelpeter » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:00 am

Teusa Rass wrote:Hi,
like Thomas Henry's books I'd like to find on Lulu
a pdf download version, or even better ePub,
to
1.- put it on my ebook reader, (not Kindle format)
2.- print it out and spiral bind it myself.

I'd pay the equal price for for an epub version like
for a printed, packed, and shipped over the seven seas book.

I feel like it might help saving the future
of us all by producing locally.
Was asking similar myself, firstly because i wanted to avoid the custom fees and heavy postage rates if shipped from USA, this Always Held me back from ordering at lulu.com.
Now as it seems the books will be printed here in europe, eventually in Germany too, and shipped from there. At least going by the postage costs i would think so.

...and well i ordered a bunch of Thomas Henry books too (5 or 6) can't remember exactly how many as this was yesterday evening…. ;)

btw. if this experience (with lulu.com in General) turns out satisfying are there any other recommendable books for the modular and DIY Enthusiast they share? Browsing with the search function and the usual suspect key words didn't offered many or any interesting results for me.

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Post by Muzone » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:12 am

My copy just arrived, I'm only at the 'semi-modular stage' so far and this looks a great learning tool for the forward journey.

Book was locally printed (UK) with gloss covers, black plastic coated spiral bind, and decent quality paper/print - all in all a nice package and glad you kept the Tao of Signal frontispiece :)

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Post by Pelsea » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:38 am

Congratulations, you have the first one. I haven’t even seen it yet. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by wackelpeter » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:23 pm

Received wednesday the confirmation that my order was shipped… with a bit of fortune it will perhaps arrive tomorrow…

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Post by hsosdrum » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Mine arrived yesterday and I know it'll answer lots of questions and provide lots of inspiration.

Very well done; thanks, Peter!

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Post by Pelsea » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:46 pm

Well, I finally got to see a copy for myself, and I must say Lulu did a good job. Any problems that turn up are my fault.

Now all I need to do is sell it to people, and I've never been very good at that.
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Post by mister_wavey » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:31 am

mine arrived today. Very clear text and diagrams, nicely printed! Thanks for this!

10 days from order to delivery in the UK.

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Post by cptnal » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 am

mister_wavey wrote:10 days from order to delivery in the UK.
Calendar or working days? I ordered mine on 9 November and I'm watching the doormat with bated breath each day... :hyper:

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Post by mister_wavey » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:25 am

cptnal wrote:
mister_wavey wrote:10 days from order to delivery in the UK.
Calendar or working days? I ordered mine on 9 November and I'm watching the doormat with bated breath each day... :hyper:
calendar. 4d after the shipping notice.

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Post by Muzone » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:15 am

cptnal wrote:
mister_wavey wrote:10 days from order to delivery in the UK.
Calendar or working days? I ordered mine on 9 November and I'm watching the doormat with bated breath each day... :hyper:
I ordered on Thu Nov 08 and it arrived on Fri Nov 16, remember they're locally printed so 'shipping' is really just posting and shouldn't take too long.....

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Post by cptnal » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:25 am

Muzone wrote:
cptnal wrote:
mister_wavey wrote:10 days from order to delivery in the UK.
Calendar or working days? I ordered mine on 9 November and I'm watching the doormat with bated breath each day... :hyper:
I ordered on Thu Nov 08 and it arrived on Fri Nov 16, remember they're locally printed so 'shipping' is really just posting and shouldn't take too long.....
Yeah.... That's what I thought. Maybe the postman will have been good to me when I get home. :despair:

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Post by dooj88 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:20 pm

got mine last evening, and brought it into work to read during downtime. i'm going through all of it as a refresher, and so far everything is presented in a clear and easy to understand language while not being textbook-ey with plenty of images. well done, very happy to have it!

if i may, i'd like to supplement thetruncated fourier transformation section with this video. it has a cool academic vaporwave feel to it, plus the 3d visualizations are great, clearly showing how to construct higher harmonic content from adding together sin waves with different frequencies/amplitudes

starts at 6:40
[video][/video]

the video gets kind out out there at the end, but the core info is there.

anyway, congratulations on the book, loving it! :yay:

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