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Music Synthesis and Software Sampling Instructional Resource Books Distributed by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, January 06, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, now distributes the new pro audio instructional resources Csound Power! and Using Software Samplers: Skill Pack, from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

Csound Power! provides a thorough overview of the uniquely powerful (and free) Csound system for music synthesis. The book offers new and existing users a clear, step-by-step guide to making music, designing sounds, and developing complete pieces with Csound. With user-friendly tutorials, code examples, diagrams, and tips, Csound users will be taught the essentials and beyond to unleash new musical possibilities.

Featuring the use of popular sample playback and digital audio editing programs, Using Software Samplers: Skill Packs outlines the complete sampled instrument creation workflow, beginning with the recording. The book reveals how to effectively edit and process the sound, map samples onto the keyboard itself, and create finished programs to make these instruments both useful and musical.

Csound Power! and Using Software Samplers: Skill Packs are now available for $39.99 to $34.99, respectively, and can be found at music retail stores and at