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Publisher Comments:

Within the span of the last decade, computers in music have gone from being a niche subject to becoming a ubiquitous presence that all music students are bound to encounter in their professional lives. Meant to serve as a general reference for music technology courses, Essentials of Music Technology provides an overview of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, MIDI, digital audio, and sound recording. Among the topics covered in this book are:
  • The Internet
  • MIDI software
  • The nature of digital audio storage
  • Filters
  • Effects
  • Microphone types
  • Room acoustics
  • Sampling and synthesis techniques

The author has a background in theater arts, music composition, and multi-media production. He studied music technology at New York University and McGill University. He is assistant professor of Music Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-243) and index.

Synopsis:

This useful handbook provides a concise introduction to the principle topics of music technology. It discusses fundamentals in a straightforward style, with the extra levels of detail essential for those specializing in music technology. A five-part organization covers acoustics and music, computers, MIDI, digital audio, and other tools of the trade. For personal computer users introduced in the production of music.

Table of Contents

 1. Basic Acoustics.

 2. Music and Acoustics.

 3. Acoustic Factors In Combination: Perceptual Issues.

 4. Introduction to Computers.

 5. Representing Numbers.

 6. Introduction to MIDI.

 7. The MIDI Language.

 8. MIDI and More.

 9. Digital Audio.

10. Working with Digital Audio: Processing and Storage.

11. Acquiring Audio.

12. Treating and Mixing Audio.

13. Digital Instruments.

Appendix 1. Suggested Class Projects

Appendix 2. Web Page Template with MIDI File.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130937476
Author:
Ballora, Mark
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Ballora, Mark Ph.D.
Author:
Mark Ballora Ph.D.
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Electronic & Computer
Subject:
Sound
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Electronic
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music -- Performance.
Subject:
Sound -- Equipment and supplies.
Subject:
Music-MIDI and Electronic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 28
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.8 in 476 gr

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Electronic
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory and Composition
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » MIDI and Electronic
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Music Business and Songwriting
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques

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Product details 248 pages Prentice Hall - English 9780130937476 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-243) and index.
"Synopsis" by , This useful handbook provides a concise introduction to the principle topics of music technology. It discusses fundamentals in a straightforward style, with the extra levels of detail essential for those specializing in music technology. A five-part organization covers acoustics and music, computers, MIDI, digital audio, and other tools of the trade. For personal computer users introduced in the production of music.
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