Originally Posted by sagana33
Reason is more about producing music than a pure exploration of sound synthesis.
If learning about sound synthesis is your primary goal, something like Max/MSP or Pure Data may be more what you need. (When it comes to sound synthesis, btw, there _are_ plenty of books.)
\ but he wants to "understand" something complex in what seems like a short period. Just seems he would be better guided into doing what he wants to figure out to do, rather than learning the science of synthesized sound. =) Thats how I began, so all I can suggest lol