An Introduction to Music Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

An Introduction to Music Technology, Second Edition provides a clear overview of the essential elements of music technology for today’s musician. This book focuses on the topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Computer Notation, and Computer- Assisted Instruction. Appendices cover necessary computer hardware and software concepts. Written for both music technology majors and non-majors, this textbook introduces fundamental principles and practices so students can learn to work with a wide range of software programs, adapt to new music technologies, and apply music technology in their performance, composition, teaching, and analysis.

Features:

  • Thorough explanations of key topics in music technology
  • Content applicable to all software and hardware, not linked to just one piece of software or gear
  • In-depth discussion of digital audio topics, such as sampling rates, resolutions, and file formats
  • Explanations of standard audio plug-ins including dynamics processors, EQs, and delay based effects
  • Coverage of synthesis and sampling in software instruments
  • Pedagogical features, including:
    • Further Reading sections that allow the student to delve deeper into topics of interest
    • Suggested Activities that can be carried out with a variety of different programs
    • Key Terms at the end of each chapter
    • What Do I Need? Chapters covering the types of hardware and software needed in order to put together Audio and MIDI systems
    • A companion website with links to audio examples that demonstrate various concepts, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware, software, and additional audio and video resources.

The new edition has been fully updated to cover new technologies that have emerged since the first edition, including iOS and mobile platforms, online notation software, alternate controllers, and Open Sound Control (OSC).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415878272
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 0.80 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Hosken is Associate Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University, Northridge.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Sound 1. What is Sound? 2. Sound Properties and the Waveform View 3. The Overtone Series and the Spectrum View Further Reading Part 2: Audio 4. Digital Audio Software: The Digital Audio Workstation 5. Audio Hardware 6. Digital Audio Data 7. Audio—What Do I Need? Further Reading Part 3: MIDI and Software Instruments: Overview 8. Software Instruments and Sequencing 9. MIDI Hardware 10. MIDI Messages 11. A Basic Synthesis Model 12. Synthesis Techniques 13. Sampling Techniques 14. Beyond the DAW/sequencer 15. MIDI and Software Instruments—What Do I Need? Part 4: Computer Notation and Computer-Assisted Instruction 16. Computer Notation 17. Computer-Assisted Instruction Appendix 1: Computer Hardware Appendix 2: Computer Software Selected Bibliography Index

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