An Introduction to Music Technology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Music Technology / Edition 1

by Dan Hosken
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415878276

ISBN-13: 9780415878272

Pub. Date: 07/16/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An Introduction to Music Technology provides a clear and concise overview of the essential elements of music technology for today’s musician. It is designed to provide music students with the background necessary to apply technology in their creating, teaching, and performing.

This book focuses on five topics that underlie the hardware and software

Overview

An Introduction to Music Technology provides a clear and concise overview of the essential elements of music technology for today’s musician. It is designed to provide music students with the background necessary to apply technology in their creating, teaching, and performing.

This book focuses on five topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Synthesis and Sampling, and Computer Notation and Computer-Assisted Instruction. In addition, there is an appendix that covers necessary computer hardware and software concepts.

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

– The companion website contains links to audio examples that demonstrate various concepts, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware, software, and additional audio and video resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415878272
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 1.00(h) x 2.50(d)

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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