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The best Audio and Music Technology books covering Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing and more. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge.

We publish cutting-edge resources in Audio and Music Technology for every stage of your career, from student to working professional. Our authors include Grammy and Academy Award winners, and our books provide high-quality content and practical, hands-on information on topics like Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Editing, MIDI, Music Business, Dance, DJing, and more.

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  • Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

    Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment, 3rd Edition

    By Bob McCarthy

    Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Focal Press

  • Composing Music for Games

    The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring

    By Chance Thomas

    Composing Music for Games  is a guidebook for launching and maintaining a successful career as a video game composer. It offers a pragmatic approach to learning, intensified through challenging project assignments and simulations. Author Chance Thomas begins with the foundation of scoring…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24
    Focal Press

  • Audio Production Worktext

    Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment, 8th Edition

    By Samuel J. Sauls, Craig A. Stark

    This is an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work. The new edition is updated throughout and features new sections on mobile technology, audio editing apps and software,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24
    Focal Press

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AudioUndone.com is a blog powered by Focal Press authors and industry experts that features tips, advice, articles, video tutorials, interviews and other free resources.

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How to achieve commercial-grade recordings from Mike Senior

View the video trailer to Recording Secrets for the Small Studio, in which author Mike Senior takes you through its key features and provides a selection of recordings using the principles incorporated in his book. 

What is a Good Recording?

Read a free excerpt from our recent book Mic It! by Ian Corbett by Martin Evening, on learning the fundamentals to making simple, technically and artistically correct recordings.

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  • Peter Linsley, Editor for Focal Press Audio

    Peter Linsley works on film and video books, acquiring in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and 3D. He works with Emily McCloskey, who acquires in the areas of film business, producing, cinematography, directing, documentary, production, screenwriting, and sound. Emily and Peter publish academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.

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