An Introduction to Music Technology: Edition 2

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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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About 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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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Aug 1, 2014
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Pages
382
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ISBN
9781135966898
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / General
Music / Recording & Reproduction
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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From the Hardcover edition.
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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