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Real World Digital Audio
By Peter  Kirn
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: November 30, 2005
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-30460-8
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-30460-5
Pages: 640

Table of Contents    Index

      Introduction: Making Music with Technology
        What's in This Book
        Who This Book Is For
        How to Use This Book
      Chapter 1.   Understanding Digital Sound
        How Sound Works
        Sound and Perception
        Sound in Digital Form
      Chapter 2.   Choosing Your Tools
        Inputs and Outputs
        Choosing the Right Computer
        Music and Sound Production Tools
        Going Shopping
      Chapter 3.   Setting Up Your Equipment
        Setting Up Your Workspace
        Connecting Physical Hardware
      Chapter 4.   Preparing Your Computer for Audio
        Connecting Your Virtual Studio
        Maintaining Your Virtual Studio
      Chapter 5.   Quick Songs with Patterns and Loops
        Patterns and Loops
        Create a Backing Track (GarageBand)
        Make a Groove Box (Kinetic)
      Chapter 6.   Recording Instruments and Sound
        Microphone Characteristics
        Recording Applications
        Digital Recording
      Chapter 7.   Processing and Effects
        Basics of Signal Processors
        Dynamics Processors
        Time-Related Effects
        Specialized Processors
      Chapter 8.   MIDI: Notes, Rhythms, and Physical Control
        Ins, Outs, and Thrus of MIDI
        How MIDI Models Performances
        Recording Performances
        Editing and Manipulating Performances
      Chapter 9.   Synthesis and Software Instruments
        Basic Types of Synthesis
        Samplers and Sample Playback
        Synthesis Building Blocks: Virtual Analog Techniques
        Modulation and Effects
      Chapter 10.   Put It Together: Arrange, Mix, and Master
        Mixdown, Mastering, and Sharing
      Chapter 11.   Producing Printed Scores
        What Notation Software Does
        Getting Started with a Score
        Print, Play, and Share Your Score
      Chapter 12.   Music and Sound for Video
        Synchronization, Tools, and Formats
        Music for Video
        Recording for Video
      Chapter 13.   Playing Live
        Digital Audio Onstage
        Live Arranging and Clips
        DJing and the Live Remix
        Custom Performance Software
      What's on the DVD
        Tools and Extras

Real World Digital Audio
Real World Digital Audio
ISBN: 0321304608
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 96
Authors: Peter Kirn

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