Complete Guide to Digital Audio

Complete Guide to Digital Audio

by Chris Middleton
     
 

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

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Overview

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


Features

  • Unique, entertaining, full-color guide to harnessing audio technology
  • Expert views from engineers and musicians, including Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel
  • Explores emerging trends and new technologies
  • Takes the reader from how to build a basic studio to advanced digital-recording techniques
  • Presents a guide to audio for music, animation, the Web, video and a variety of other uses

    About the Author
    Author Chris Middleton is a freelance journalist and musician. As a Feature writer, he was one of the first to cover emerging technologies on the internet, in music, film, video and publishing, for publications including The Guardian, Personal Computer World and the BBC. He has recorded original soundtracks for video projects and scores for award-winning short films. Chris Middleton lives in Brighton.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781592001026
    Publisher:
    Cengage Learning
    Publication date:
    10/14/2003
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    192
    Product dimensions:
    9.18(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.64(d)

    Meet the Author

    Author Chris Middleton is a freelance journalist and musician. As a Feature writer, he was one of the first to cover emerging technologies on the internet, in music, film, video and publishing, for publications including The Guardian, Personal Computer World and the BBC. He has recorded original soundtracks for video projects and scores for award-winning short films. Chris Middleton lives in Brighton.

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