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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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  • The Design of Active Crossovers book cover

    The Design of Active Crossovers

    2nd Edition

    By Douglas Self

    The use of active crossovers is increasing. They are used by almost every sound reinforcement system, and by almost every recording studio monitoring set-up. There is also a big usage of active crossovers in car audio, with the emphasis on routing the bass to enormous low-frequency loudspeakers.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05
    Focal Press

  • Mixing with Impact: Learning to Make Musical Choices book cover

    Mixing with Impact

    Learning to Make Musical Choices

    By Wessel Oltheten

    In Mixing with Impact: Learning to Make Musical Choices, Wessel Oltheten discusses the creative and technical concepts behind making a mix. Whether you’re a dance producer in your home studio, a live mixer in a club, or an engineer in a big studio, the mindset is largely the same. The same goes…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Focal Press

  • The Music Producer’s Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music book cover

    The Music Producer’s Survival Guide

    Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music, 2nd Edition

    By Brian M. Jackson

    A music-career book like no other, The Music Producer’s Survival Guide offers a wide-ranging, exploratory, yet refreshing down-to-earth take on living the life of the independent electronic music producer. If you are an intellectually curious musician/producer eager to make your mark in today’s…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Focal Press
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  • Lara Zoble, Editor, Audio

    Lara Zoble is the acquisitions editor of the Audio book portfolio under the Focal Press imprint of Routledge / Taylor & Francis. Lara publishes books across all areas of audio from the most technical to the most creative, including but not limited to: audio engineering, software and hardware, broadcasting, live music production, sound design, mixing and mastering, music technology, music business, gaming, and more. Focal Press welcomes new book proposals from seasoned professionals as well as next generation talent. We are also delighted to support publishing programs with key partnerships such as Audio Engineering Society and Sound on Sound Magazine. We also host a cutting edge community exchange on our blog Audio Unplugged. 

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