The Complete Guide to Digital Audio

The Complete Guide to Digital Audio

A Comprehensive Introduction to Digital Sound and Music-making

Book - 2003
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Electronic music and sound recording was truly reborn with the emergence of personal computing. Now, making music on a computer is getting easier and less expensive. New and improved compression algorithms allow for bandwidth-friendly transfer of audio over the Internet. "The Complete Guide to Digital Audio" covers all aspects of digital audio: hardware and software, sampling and recording, mixing and mastering, MIDI and sequencing, and much more. You'll learn: * Jargon busters on all the digital audio terms you need to know * Production tips and secrets from some of the world's top sound engineers * A tour of the major software package and tools * Insider views on audio in computer games * Full-color detailed illustrations * Advice from some of the leading authorities

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This introductory guide uses full-color illustrations and a minimum of technical jargon to explain the principles of digital audio technologies. Freelance journalist and musician Middleton begins with a discussion of the history of music recording from the 19th century onward and presents the basics of the theory of sound. Other topics include selecting recording hardware and software, designing a recording space, using effects, and mastering. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boston, MA : Muska & Lipman Pub., [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781592001026
Branch Call Number: 621.3893 Middleton 2003
Characteristics: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Zuk, Allen
Alternative Title: Digital audio


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