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I want to know it all - which book to start with?
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December 10, 2019 - 5:49 am
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I ordered and received both the Synth and the Audio Effect books, and I want to learn as much as I can about both things. Which book should I start with? I'm thinking I'll start with the newer one, because that'll give me the JUCE compatible framework I'd like that I can most certainly adapt the synth book code into, and because I think the audio effects will give me more bite sized pieces to learn and experiment with. Would that make sense?

December 11, 2019 - 12:08 pm
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The best way to start is definitely with the 2nd Edition FX book (the current release). You are correct - all of the C++ objects and project code is portable to JUCE or iPlug or anything else because it was written to be "agnostic" with regards to APIs as well as Plugin frameworks. 

The Synth book projects may then be formatted as you like.

A 2nd Edition of the synth book is in the works that follows the same paradigms as the current FX book. It will likely be more than a year out for printing, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am working on the Synth book as a kind of addendum that would also follow the same design patterns. 

That said, the Synth book's theory on Virtual Analog and other audio signal processing and synthesis isn't affected by the API, framework, or C++ so it will all still be valid in that respect.


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December 12, 2019 - 7:19 am
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Thanks a lot for the reply! That's what I'll do then. I already got the 1st Edition Synth book, and wouldn't want to wait so long anyway, but it's great to hear that a new one is in the works.

Let's see where this journey takes me. The FX book is a great read so far (80 pages in), both in terms of covered subjects and writing style.

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Thanks for posting this.

I was trying to figure out where it was best to start as well. 

i love the writing style, but when the second edition synth book is published , will we(purchasers of the first edition)have access to the updates and editions via pdf or something?

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