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.
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).
"In an easy-to-read, clear style, Hosken provides an overview of acoustics and psychoacoustics, digital audio, audio hardware; sequencing, recording and notation software; computer-assisted learning, synthesis, sampling, MIDI, etc… In short, a book that will fulfill the demands of college level courses, while still being a useful self-paced learning tool for anybody interested in music technology." - Neil Manel Frau Cortes, Sonograma Magazine
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