Using full color screenshots throughout, alongside related boxouts that expand on the key concepts, Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Production is an informative and easy-to-read guide to using Logic Pro X.
Key features include:
Production FAQs– Instructional Walkthroughs and Knowledgebases present information clearly and answer common production–specific problems.
Methods– Professional techniques for recording and editing in Logic Pro X – whether you’re dealing with real musicians or cutting-edge virtual instruments.
Workflow– Use Logic Pro X’s tools and functions in an optimal way.
Website– Access audio examples, samples (Apple Loops), Logic projects, sampler instruments, and instrument patches at www.focalpress.com/cw/cousins
Logic Pro X: Audio and Music Productioncovers more than just the software; it will help you make the most out of every recording session and will illuminate and inspire your creative and sonic endeavors!
Get more advice and resources from the book's official website, www.dancemusicproduction.com.
This is the first in a series of digital audio-engineering books written by Wick van den Belt, who used to be head-lecturer on various audio engineering courses.
In practice, there really is no "recipe" for creating a quality performance. Instead, musicians and engineers who effectively use sound systems have a wealth of knowledge that informs their every move before and during a live performance. You can slowly gather that knowledge over years of live performance, or you can speed up the process with The SOS Guide to Live Sound.
With these pages, you get practical advice that will allow you to accomplish your live-sound goals in every performance. Learn how to choose, set up, and use a live-performance sound system. Get the basics of live-sound mixing, save money by treating your gear well with a crash course in maintenance, and fix issues as they happen with a section on problem-solving, full of real-world situations. You’ll also get information on stage-monitoring, both conventional and in-ear, along with the fundamentals of radio microphones and wireless mixing solutions. Finally, a comprehensive glossary of terminology rounds out this must-have reference.
Here you’ll find real-world advice and practical guidelines for every aspect of your soundtrack: planning and budgeting, field and studio recording, editing, sound effects and music, audio repair, processing, and mixing. Rose’s combination of solid technical information and a clear, step-by-step approach has made this the go-to book for producers and film students for over a decade.
New in this edition:
Insights and from-the-trenches tips from top professionals
Instructions for getting the best results from new DSLRs and digital recorders
An all-new companion website www.GreatSound.info with downloadable diagnostics, examples, and exercises for you to try
What you need to know about new regulations for wireless mics and broadcast loudness
An expanded "How Do I Fix This?" section to help you solve problems quickly
Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker who wants better tracks, or an experienced professional looking for a reference, Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, Fourth Edition has the information you need.
Please visit the book's companion website for more information and companion files: http://www.GreatSound.info
A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to a relative minimum. Douglas' background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Includes a chapter on power-supplies, full of practical ways to keep both the ripple and the cost down, showing how to power everything.
Douglas wears his learning lightly, and this book features the engaging prose style familiar to readers of his other books. You will learn why mercury cables are not a good idea, the pitfalls of plating gold on copper, and what quotes from Star Trek have to do with PCB design.
Learn how to:
make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise
design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion
use humble low-gain transistors to make an amplifier with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms
transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, how to make filters with very low noise and distortion
make incredibly accurate volume controls
make a huge variety of audio equalisers
make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics
sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals
The second edition is expanded throughout (with added information on new ADCs and DACs, microcontrollers, more coverage of discrete op amp design, and many other topics), and includes a completely new chapter on headphone amplifiers.
Siri is the unique iPhone “personal assistant” with amazing voice-recognition capabilities. Siri understands natural, informal speech like no non-human device has ever done before. Your grammar can be totally deficient, but Siri will almost always understand what you mean!
Now, Life With Siri provides you with an awesome guide to getting the most fun and usefulness from Siri. This new 2nd Edition (published in January 2012) includes:
- More than 50 screenshots of the questions that evoke the FUNNIEST SIRI ANSWERS
- More than 50 screenshots of the BEST SIRI TIPS, including the way to have Siri send Tweets and post on Facebook
- A comprehensive guide to SIRI PUNCTUATION COMMANDS
- A comprehensive list of ALL THE THINGS SIRI CAN DO FOR YOU
Author Jodi Dery expresses great pride in this new eBook. She says, “We feel that presenting Siri’s responses in this illustrative manner -- with maximum use of screenshots and no more text than necessary -- will help people remember the best questions to ask Siri and the best way to get useful results.” In fact, this eBook has many more screenshots, with less text to plow through, than any other eBook relating to Siri.
Yes, Siri is the new girl in town. She’s a dynamo. She’s a comedienne. Siri’s hilarious responses continue to surprise people and make them laugh. For example, when someone asks Siri “where do babies come from” she usually responds with, “I found some baby stores three blocks down the road.” Then knowing your location, she lists the names and addresses of those stores. Siri's answers to “What is the meaning of life” are choice. She might respond with, “I find it odd that you would ask this of an inanimate object” or any one of 10 other funny responses to this seminal question. This unique eBook also contains screenshots of more than 50 other questions you can ask her to evoke funny answers and entertain your friends.
Siri is a barrel of fun, but that’s not all. She’s full of smarts. Siri can do all of these things and more for you:
- NEW –Communicate with Twitter and Facebook
- NEW –Tell you where a friend is at this moment
- NEW –Tell you the correct relationship of a relative
- NEW –Tell you the flight numbers and paths of planes you see in the sky
- NEW –Identify the constellations that are visible tonight
- Address you by whatever name you choose. (including any wild nickname).
- Add appointments and events to your calendar.
- Remind you of anything at any time you specify.
- Transcribe spoken notes to written reminders.
- Transcribe spoken messages into text messages or email.
- Tell you exactly where you are, based on the built-in GPS.
- Find nearby taxi services and call you a taxi.
- Sound an alarm at any time you specify.
- Initiate a voice or video phone call.
- Find the nearest gas station or any other type of business.
- Find well-rated nearby restaurants for any cuisine you prefer.
- Control your music player by your voice commands.
- Start playing whatever music on your playlist that you ask for.
- Add and remove items from your shopping list.
- Calculate any spoken numbers and do all kinds of conversions.
- Tell you when the sunrise, sunset or moonrise is due on any day.
- Check your emails and read them to you.
- Give you the current weather or forecast for any city in the world.
- Give you the current outside temperature and wind conditions.
- Tell you how the stock market is doing today.
- Tell you the current trading price for any American stock or commodities.
- Tell you what the local time is anywhere in the world.
- Function as an accurate count-down or count-up timer.
- Tell you where a particular movie is playing locally.
- Tell you the date and/.or day that a particular holiday will fall on in any year.
- Remind you when you have to be somewhere.
- Allow you to add precise punctuation with voice commands.
- Invite or inform multiple people you select of anything.
- Locate any information from the Internet, Wikipedia or WolframAlpha
- And many other useful things illustrated in the Life with Siri eBook
If you are interested in only The 50 Best Tips or only The 50 Funniest Siri Answers, separate eBooks with just those sections are now available. But, the complete Life for Siri eBook contains all of those Tips and Answers with more than 100 screenshots, plus two bonus sections, and it is now available. A truly remarkable value.
Get uniquely in-depth coverage instead with In the Box Music Production: Advanced Tools and Techniques for Pro Tools. Author Mike Collins splits the book into three distinct sections covering how you use Pro Tools now—whether you’re working with the synths and samplers or loops and beats of a dance or hip-hop project, the soaring vocals of the next pop sensation, or the lush layers of an instrumental world music track. Use Pro Tools to its full potential with advice on studio techniques and full exploration of its internal capabilities. Learn to leverage Pro Tools and make it work for you with this guide that is fully grounded in real-world applications and process.
This book assumes that the user has some music production experience and has worked through the basics in Pro Tools.
With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers.
The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.
Updates to the second edition include:Three completely new chapters devoted to the major research areas of: Virtual Analog Effects, Automatic Mixing and Sound Source Separation, authored by leading researchers in the field . Improved presentation of the basic concepts and explanation of the related technology. Extended coverage of the MATLABTM scripts which demonstrate the implementation of the basic concepts into software programs. Companion website (www.dafx.de) which serves as the download source for MATLABTM scripts, will be updated to reflect the new material in the book.
Discussing DAFX from both an introductory and advanced level, the book systematically introduces the reader to digital signal processing concepts, how they can be applied to sound and their use in musical effects. This makes the book suitable for a range of professionals including those working in audio engineering, as well as researchers and engineers involved in the area of digital signal processing along with students on multimedia related courses.
Readers are expected to have some knowledge of C++, and high school math.
Keyboard players, guitarists, drummers, vocalists, DJs, karaoke singers, and experimental musicians, whether experienced or just starting out, can all benefit from expanding the amazing built-in abilities of the iPad using carefully chosen musical add-ons and accessories.
Mark Jenkins explains and reviews the musical potential of iPad-oriented music equipment from dozens of manufacturers, including Akai, Alesis, IK Multimedia, Korg, Line 6, M-Audio, Novation, Roland, TASCAM, and many others. The potential of Android tablets for music creation is also examined.
Appendices list in detail the specifications for the iPad interface sockets and include links to Apple's schemes for software and hardware developers.
The extensive companion website features multi-track recordings, final mixes, processing examples, audio stems, etc., so you can download the relevant content and experiment with the techniques you read about. The website also features video interviews the author conducted with the following acclaimed producers, who share their expertise, experience, and insight into the processes involved:Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, In Flames)
Matt Hyde (Slayer, Parkway Drive, Children of Bodom) Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Sepultura, Machine Head)
Logan Mader (Gojira, DevilDriver, Fear Factory)
Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Testament)
Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Arch Enemy)
Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Behemoth)
Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Death Angel, Trivium)
Quotes from these interviews are featured throughout Metal Music Manual, with additional contributions from:
Ross "Drum Doctor" Garfield (one of the world’s top drum sound specialists, with Metallica and Slipknot amongst his credits)
Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Metallica)
Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Faith No More, Halford)
To develop such skills you need to master both the art and science of recording. Rehearsal to Monitor Mix gives you all you need to know, the tools and techniques, to put into practice and improve your recording. Covering the entire process from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques and offering a multitude of tips and tricks and audio samples, this book has it all.
Carlos Lellis teaches you , how to craft and evaluate your recording then take it a step further. He describes the theory and the tools used how these are put into practice and then shows you how they are put together. Using audio and visual materials and field observations to aid with explanations
Packed full of photos, graphs, diagrams and audio samples, Rehearsal to Monitor Mix is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of recording
With Pro Tools 11, you’ll get more than descriptions of Pro Tools features and menus—this book grounds its Pro Tools instruction thoroughly in real-world music production. Learn to leverage this powerful DAW and bend it to your will, whether you’re recording and mixing a band or producing a dance track. Get tips that will save you time, even if you’re an old hand at Pro Tools. Extensive full-color screenshots visually guide you through the book, and an informal writing style keeps you engaged.
Includes coverage of additional features incorporated into version 10.3.6, which can be co-installed alongside Pro Tools 11 to allow use of TDM and RTAS plug-in formats.
Author Mike Collins, an independent music producer and music technology consultant who has worked with Pro Tools since 1991, gives you a frank view of the software without the hype. This book is carefully designed for users with basic music production experience or knowledge, but can serve as a quick learning guide for ambitious beginners or as a reference for the advanced or professional user.
Pro Tools 11includes coverage of the application’s new features, including:
Avid Audio Engine
Dynamic Host-based Plug-in Processing
Low-latency Input Buffer
Unified Workspace Browser
Advanced Metering for Pro Tools HD 11
Co-Install with Pro Tools 10.3.6
In iTunes Music, author and world-class mastering engineer Bob Katz starts out with the basics, surveys the recent past, and brings you quickly up to the present—where the current state of digital audio is bleak. Katz explains the evolution of standards for dynamic range through the present and with implications for the future. He details the new methods that Apple is developing to accept high resolution audio and shows step by step how audio engineers and producers can take advantage of them.
This book is designed for all those dealing with sound, from sound engineers to music industry executives and musicians—and those aspiring to all these roles. This book will help you understand the issues around delivering high-quality environment and get all your facts straight for when you encounter resistance to good sound.
Topics covered include:
• Contrasting the production of CD albums with iTunes albums
• High Resolution audio
• Distortion (and how to avoid it)
• Lossy Coding
• Loudness Metering
• Sound Check and how it affects our production techniques
• Apple’s tools for Mastered for iTunes
Foreword by renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig.
Join the forums at www.digido.com/iTunes, for the latest information and discussions!
Discussing all phases of the recording session, Recording Voiceover addresses everything from microphone recommendations for voice recording to pre-production considerations, including setting up the studio, working with and directing the voice talent, and strategies for reducing or eliminating distracting noise elements found in human speech.
Recording Voiceoverfeatures in-depth, specific recommendations for recording radio and television commercials, corporate communications, documentaries, tracks for gaming and animation, radio drama, interviews and roundtable discussions. A discussion of the voice in film and television is also included.
Special attention is paid to the final release format and its impact on recording strategies. Exploration of using telephone interfaces – including both analogue and digital ISDN, as well as recording across the internet – is included.
New to this edition:
Digital audio section revised substantially to include the latest developments in audio networking (e.g. RAVENNA, AES X-192, AVB), high-resolution surround and parametric audio coding, workstation processing technology, mastering for iTunes, and loudness normalization
Coverage of immersive audio systems such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and WFS along with recent developments in audio object coding
Sections on digital radio microphones, loudspeaker sensitivity issues and development, and highly directional loudspeaker systems
Substantial new sections on recent developments in audio network device discovery and control and the Open Control Architecture
Prof. Dorothy Miell, (Open University) and Associate Dean (Curriculum ad Awards) in the Social Sciences Faculty, Milton Keynes, UK says: "A highly original and stimulating collection of contributions addressing aspects of our everyday music experiences in the modern world. The picture it paints of music as highly social and collaborative, yet deeply personal, is a rich and complex one which advances thinking about the many functions music plays in our lives. It is often the case that new ideas and exciting developments emerge at the boundaries between existing disciplines and bodies of knowledge, and in this text the editors have succeeded in bringing together work from music, technical and social science backgrounds to point out possibilities for researchers at these boundaries as they can be applied to a fast moving and exciting area of knowledge".
A valuable collection for anyone concerned with the future of music technology, this book will be of particular interest to those designing new music technologies, those working in the music industry, along with students of music and new technology.
Recording Secrets for the Small Studiois an intensive training course specifically designed for small-studio enthusiasts who want a fast track to release-quality results. Based on the backroom strategies of more than 200 famous names, this thorough and down-to-earth guide leads you through a logical sequence of practical tasks to build your live-room skills progressively from the ground up. On the way, you'll unravel the mysteries of many specialist studio tactics and gain the confidence to tackle a full range of real-world recording situations. User-friendly explanations introduce technical concepts on a strictly need-to-know basis, while chapter summaries, assignments, and extensive online resources are perfect for school and college use.
* Learn the fundamental principles of mic technique that you can apply in any recording scenario -- and how to avoid those rookie mistakes that all too often compromise the sonics of lower-budget productions.
* Explore advanced techniques which help industry insiders maintain their competitive edge even under the most adverse conditions: creative phase manipulation, improvised acoustics tweaks, inventive monitoring workarounds, subtle psychological tricks...
* Find out where you don't need to spend money, as well as how to make a limited budget really count.
* Make the best use of limited equipment and session time, especially in situations where you're engineering and producing single-handed.
* Pick up tricks and tips from celebrated engineers and producers across the stylistic spectrum, including Steve Albini, Roy Thomas Baker, Joe Barresi, Tchad Blake, Bruce Botnick, Joe Chiccarelli, Neil Dorfsman, Jack Douglas, Geoff Emerick, Paul Epworth, Humberto Gatica, Nigel Godrich, Andy Johns, Eddie Kramer, Kevin Killen, George Massenburg, Hugh Padgham, Alan Parsons, Jack Joseph Puig, Phil Ramone, Bob Rock, Elliott Scheiner, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Tony Visconti, and many, many more...
If you’re a MIDI user seeking to increase your efficiency and productivity while still gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of MIDI, or a music professional looking to incorporate your mobile devices into your creative process, this is the book for you. Modern MIDI shows you how to implement the necessary components to use MIDI on your iPad, Android phone, or laptop.
The book is broken into three parts: plug-in programming, theory and design of the central synthesizer components of oscillators, envelope generators, and filters, and the design and implementation of six complete polyphonic software synthesizer musical instruments, which can be played in real time. The instruments implement advanced concepts including a user-programmable modulation matrix. The final chapter shows you the theory and code for a suite of delay effects to augment your synthesizers, introducing you to audio effect processing.
The companion website, www.focalpress.com/cw/pirkle, gives you access to free software to guide you through the application of concepts discussed in the book, and code for both Windows and Mac platforms. In addition to the software, it features bonus projects, application notes, and video tutorials. A reader forum, monitored by the author, gives you the opportunity for questions and information exchange.
If you are a budding or established musician looking to use your iPad or iPhone as a portable musical instrument, recording studio, or composition tool, then you've come to the right place! iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies explains in plain English how to hook up your preferred instrument to your iPad or iPhone to work on music projects within a plethora of recording apps. You'll also learn how to incorporate both real and MIDI instruments and audio, edit individual tracks, work with effects and chain multiple apps together, and mix and master songs.
Thanks to apps such as AmpliTube, AudioBus, and Apple's own GarageBand, musicians can record entire songs in the comfort of their own homes and then mix, master, and distribute them right there on their iPads or iPhones. Packed with tons of step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide shows you how to use your device to go from recording a basic piece of music to creating and uploading complete songs with full instrumentation and multiple tracks, instruments, and effects.Demonstrates how to hook up your guitar or keyboard directly to your iPad or iPhone to record professional-grade tracks Helps musicians get the most out of their iPads or iPhones as portable musical instruments, recording studios, and composition tools Written by an industry expert and former senior writer for IK Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of music apps and hardware accessories for the iOS market Coverage goes beyond GarageBand to include other popular technologies
Don't let the limitations and expense of yesterday's home studios keep you from recording awesome music—let iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies show you how easy it is to record and master your own music right from your living room.
Then this is the book for you. In "Dragon Dictate: Fast Track to Prolific Writing on Your Mac", you will learn how to use the Dragon Dictate application to convert your speech into text with speed and precision.
You'll also learn:
• how to optimize your Mac hardware for dictation
• how to speak so your Mac understands exactly what you say
• what you must remember in order to quickly edit your work
• how to control your writing software with your voice
• how to fix performance problems in Dragon Dictate
• how to make dictation work even when accuracy is low
• when to tap into the dictation feature built into Mac OS X
Including expanded prefaces for each article, the author provides background information and circuit commentary. The articles cover both discrete and opamp preamplifier design, mixing console design, and power amplifier design. The preamplifier designs are illuminated by the very latest research on low noise and RIAA equalization. The famous series of 1993 articles on power amplifier distortion is included, with an extensive commentary reflecting the latest research on compensation and ultra-low distortion techniques. This book addresses the widened scope of technology that has become available to the audio designer over the last 35 years.
New materials include:Prefaces that explain the historical background of the articles, why they were written, and the best use of the technology of the day Extensive details, including schematics, of designs that preceded or followed the design in each article, giving an enormous amount of extra information and a comprehensive overview of how author's design approaches have evolved New directions for the technology, describing new lines of thought such as curvilinear Class-A
Essential reading for practising electronic and communications engineers designing and implementing MPEG-7 compliant systems, this book will also be a useful reference for researchers and graduate students working with multimedia database technology.
In the booklet, the digital audio environment has been reduced down to three key areas: The Input, Processing, and the Output. Each is explored thoroughly and complemented with diagrams, allowing comprehension of even the most complex digital principles with minimal technical language.
Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent artists alike.
As with previous editions, the third edition is accessible for readers new to marketing or to the music business. The book addresses classic marketing concepts while providing examples that are grounded in industry practice.
Armed with this book, you’ll master the jargon, concepts, and language to understand how music companies brand and market artists in the digital era.
Features new to this edition include:
Social media strategies including step-by-step tactics used by major and independent labels are presented in a new section contributed by Ariel Hyatt, owner of CYBER PR.An in-depth look at SoundScan and other big data matrices used as tools by all entities in the music business.
An exploration of the varieties of branding with particular attention paid to the impact of branding to the artist and the music business in a new chapter contributed by Tammy Donham, former Vice President of the Country Music Association.
The robust companion website, focalpress.com/cw/macy, features weblinks, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. Instructor resources include PowerPoint lecture outlines, a test bank, and suggested lesson plans.
Utilizing knowledge from dozens of visits to readers’ home and project studios, the SOS team imparts easy-to-understand, organized troubleshooting advice. Learn how to rid yourself of monitoring problems and get an accurate monitoring system, how to enhance the sound of your recording space, and how to perfect your instrumental and vocal recordings. Decrease the time you spend re-recording and mixing, simply by improving your room with advice from the guys who have seen it all when it comes to make-do small studios. Contains:
A structured look at the problems that most often plague small studios, with individual studio case studies addressing each issue
Real solutions that you can both afford and implement; no thousand-dollar investments or idealized studio designs that don’t work with your space!
Case studies that look at small studios’ specific problems, with additional break-outs tips that address quick fixes to common problems
In Podcasting for Profit, new media consultant Leesa Barnes shares her proven seven-step plan. At every turn, Leesa provides real-world case studies so you can see what is actually working and how. You will learn many effective techniques such as the "bread crumb" approach for selling products and services. You will see how to use advertising, sponsorship, and affiliate programs to generate revenue. Opportunities for consulting and teaching the art of podcasting to a fast-growing audience will be explored. Techniques and tools for selling premium content and memberships are explained in easy-to-understand terms.
Once you are up and running, you will need to constantly evaluate your progress. So in Podcasting for Profit, you will see how to measure your audience and understand return on investment to help you (and your sponsors) optimize your profit. You will learn the "seven habits of highly successful podcasters."
Included with the book is a password necessary for accessing the companion Web site which provides up-to-the-minute podcasting for profit news, expanded information, a free podcasting starter kit, and other helpful resources. This book/Web site combination is unbeatable!
This book will help you:
• See if podcasting is right for you using a 20-point questionnaire
• Sell more products and services without sounding like a late-night infomercial
• Learn how to secure advertising and sponsorships even if you hate cold calling
• Offer premium content and memberships to create passive income
• Build a podcasting consulting business using a proven model
• Promote your expertise through podcasting without bragging
• Measure your return on investment using simple tools
• Learn by reviewing actual case studies
• Stay up-to-date via the companion Web site
• Get your free podcasting starter kit complete with software, services, music, and more
• See what other readers have to say
Beginning with essential audio theory, then discussing the desirable characteristics of good sound and the elements of a good stereo recording, the book covers microphones, mono and stereo mic techniques, the effect of the recording space or room, and large classical and jazz ensemble recording. A variety of mic techniques for vocals and instruments (both individual and groups) are presented, ranging from vital knowledge that no novice should be without, to advanced techniques that more experienced engineers can explore to benefit and vary the sound of their recordings. Corbett explains large room vs. layer-by-layer small-room recording situations, presents the best techniques for each, and shares typical production challenges and their resolutions. The book provides in depth information on how different mic techniques can be used, modified and fine-tuned to capture not only the best sound, but the best sound for the mix, as well as how to approach and set up the recording session, mixing, and avoid common recording and mixing mistakes.
Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, Second Editionprovides effective explanations and illustrations to teach you how to integrate traditional approaches to orchestration with the use of the modern sequencing techniques and tools available to today’s composer. By covering both approaches, Pejrolo and DeRosa offer a comprehensive and multifaceted learning experience that will develop your orchestration and sequencing skills and enhance your final productions.
A leading manual on its subject, the second edition allows experienced composers and producers to be exposed to sequencing techniques applied to traditional writing and arranging styles. The book continues to provide a comprehensive and solid learning experience and has been fully revised to include the latest tools and techniques.
The new edition has been updated to include:
A new chapter on cover writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles
Coverage of writing for different ensemble sizes
A new final chapter on writing and production techniques for mixed contemporary ensembles.
All new techniques, tools, and sound libraries available to today’s composer.
A companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/pejrolo) includes a wide selection of audio examples, templates, sounds, and videos showcasing operational processes, allows you the opportunity to listen to the techniques discussed within the book.
This book investigates a variety of topics within the entertainment and music industry, ranging from traditional and emerging business models to intellectual property rights to the creative destruction happening currently. The book strategically outlines the existing gaps that make being successful as an artist a dynamic interaction between creativity and business.
This book includes the following:
An overview of the creative destruction process that has destroyed some of the old business models and created a number of career options.
A look at innovative, entrepreneurial career options.
A step-by-step examination for both creative and business professionals of the administrative and financial structures of the industry.
Detailed analysis of trends and topics shaping the current entertainment and music industry drawn from insiders' perspectives and other contemporary resources.
An accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/wacholtz), hosting case studies, videos, data, infographics, and blog posts on business models, is the perfect companion to this authoritative resource.
The interactive web browser-based "ear training" software practice modules provide experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulations. Working alongside the clear and detailed explanations in the book, this software completes the learning package that will help you train you ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings.
This all-new edition has been updated to include:
Audio and psychoacoustic theories to inform and expand your critical listening practice.
Access to integrated software that promotes listening skills development through audio examples found in actual recording and production work, listening exercises, and tests.
Cutting-edge interactive practice modules created to increase your experience.
More examples of sound recordings analysis.
New outline for progressing through the EQ ear training software module with listening exercises and tips.
This edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new sections on iOS devices, USB thumb-drive recorders, and digital consoles with built-in recorders, along with updated specs on recording equipment, software, and hardware. This edition will also show you how to prepare recordings for the web and live audio streaming, and covers spectral analysis, noise reduction, and parallel compression. A new case study will go in depth on classical-music recording.
This comprehensive handbook of mathematical and programming techniques for audio signal processing will be an essential reference for all computer musicians, computer scientists, engineers, and anyone interested in audio. Designed to be used by readers with varying levels of programming expertise, it not only provides the foundations for music and audio development but also tackles issues that sometimes remain mysterious even to experienced software designers. Exercises and copious examples (all cross-platform and based on free or open source software) make the book ideal for classroom use. Fifteen chapters and eight appendixes cover such topics as programming basics for C and C++ (with music-oriented examples), audio programming basics and more advanced topics, spectral audio programming; programming Csound opcodes, and algorithmic synthesis and music programming. Appendixes cover topics in compiling, audio and MIDI, computing, and math. An accompanying DVD provides an additional 40 chapters, covering musical and audio programs with micro-controllers, alternate MIDI controllers, video controllers, developing Apple Audio Unit plug-ins from Csound opcodes, and audio programming for the iPhone.
The sections and chapters of the book are arranged progressively and topics can be followed from chapter to chapter and from section to section. At the same time, each section can stand alone as a self-contained unit. Readers will find The Audio Programming Book a trustworthy companion on their journey through making music and programming audio on modern computers.
New in the seventh edition:
Complete update of all types of recording equipment, plug-ins, and recording software Increased focus on current industry and classroom trends like DAW signal flow and operation (during recording and mixdown), while still covering analog fundamentals Updated organization to focus and break up topics Updated tips on optimizing your computer for multitrack recording – for both Windows and Mac New sections on streaming audio, mobile-device recording, live recording with digital consoles, and psychoacoustics Listen Online boxes highlight where audio samples on the website relate to chapter discussions Updated companion website with audio examples, articles, and suggested activities, plus expanded and more user-friendly links to the best sites for videos and articles, recording techniques, equipment, and other learning resources. Instructors can download figures from the book, the audio files, and a test bank
Dr. William Moylan takes an inside look into a range of iconic popular music, thus offering insights into making meaningful sound judgments during recording. His unique focus on the aesthetic of recording and mixing will allow you to immediately and artfully apply his expertise while at the mixing desk. A companion website features recorded tracks to use in exercises, reference materials, additional examples of mixes and sound qualities, and mixed tracks.
Fully updated on the design, implementation and testing of sound reinforcement systems this great reference is a necessary addition to any audio engineering library.
Packed with revised material, numerous illustrations and useful appendices, this is a concentrated capsule of knowledge and industry standard that runs the complete range of sound system design from the simplest all-analog paging systems to the largest multipurpose digital systems.
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey famously featured HAL, a computer with the ability to hold lengthy conversations with his fellow space travelers. More than forty years later, we have advanced computer technology that Kubrick never imagined, but we do not have computers that talk and understand speech as HAL did. Is it a failure of our technology that we have not gotten much further than an automated voice that tells us to “say or press 1”? Or is there something fundamental in human language and speech that we do not yet understand deeply enough to be able to replicate in a computer? In The Voice in the Machine, Roberto Pieraccini examines six decades of work in science and technology to develop computers that can interact with humans using speech and the industry that has arisen around the quest for these technologies. He shows that although the computers today that understand speech may not have HAL's capacity for conversation, they have capabilities that make them usable in many applications today and are on a fast track of improvement and innovation.
Pieraccini describes the evolution of speech recognition and speech understanding processes from waveform methods to artificial intelligence approaches to statistical learning and modeling of human speech based on a rigorous mathematical model—specifically, Hidden Markov Models (HMM). He details the development of dialog systems, the ability to produce speech, and the process of bringing talking machines to the market. Finally, he asks a question that only the future can answer: will we end up with HAL-like computers or something completely unexpected?
Think again. It is quite possible to convert a long text (a book, for example) into an audio version. It can even be a very positive and funny experience for you!
Indeed, recording your own voice …… is nice!… is useful because it improves your diction and confidenceAnd in addition, you can reach a decent quality level to sell an audio book!
As part of our on-line video training as well as our podcasts, we have acquired simple and affordable techniques to get optimal audio recording quality.
We want to share them with you!
What will you find in this practical eguide « How to create an audio book »?The importance of good quality soundBad sound, good soundChoose your microphonePrepare the recording partGetting Started with Audacity SoftwarePositioning the microphone and headphonesAudio recording levelsArticulation, narration and hydrationRecording example with AudacityBasic audio processingTrimming the audio tapeExporting the audio tapeMerging audio filesMore than 100 pages of useful and actionable information
Use the Audacity open-source software, a good quality micro USB as well as our step-by-step method – with pictures – to produce your audio book!
Are you ready?
Cristina & Olivier Rebiere