Experiencing Music Technology: Software, Data and Hardware / Edition 1

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This comprehensive introduction to music technology provides a cogent understanding of software, data, and hardware and how musicians use them today. Unlike many computer books whose usefulness is tied to particular software packages, this text focuses on underlying principles that are valid for all technology issues in music.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028729145
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1 People Profiles 5
2 Misconceptions and Attitudes 14
3 Procedures and Applications 18
4 Finding Help 25
5 Operating Systems and System Software 35
6 Data Structures for Computer Information 55
7 The Hardware Mechanics of a Computer 64
8 Instructional Software for Musicians 85
9 Acoustics Primer 110
10 Data Structures for Sampling and MIDI 119
11 Data Structures for Laser Audio and Video 127
12 Hardware Devices for Music CAI 132
13 Word Processing Software for Musicians 159
14 Graphics Software for Musicians 175
15 Data Structures for Text and Graphics 191
16 Hardware Devices for Music Publishing 203
17 Music Notation Software 227
18 Data Structures for Music Notation 253
19 Input Devices for Music Notation 271
20 Software for Music Sequencing 285
21 MIDI Data Structures Revisited 320
22 MIDI Hardware: The KISS MIDI System 337
23 MIDI Hardware: Extending the KISS System 348
24 Software for Creating, Organizing, and Editing Sound 375
25 Sampling Data Structures Revisited 406
26 Hardware for Digital Sampling and Recording 417
27 Software for Communication 435
28 Data Structures for Networking 464
29 Networking Hardware 482
30 Authoring and Multimedia Software 501
31 Structures for Authoring Multimedia Environments 537
32 Laser Technology Revisited 553
33 Multimedia Hardware 561
Summary 574
Final Notes 579
Index 581
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