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.
Drawing on decades of experience, Beep to Boom: The Development of Advanced Runtime Sound Systems for Games and Extended Reality is a rigorous, comprehensive guide to interactive audio runtime systems. Packed with practical examples and insights, the book explains each component of these complex…
Paperback – 2019-02-18
Audio Engineering Society Presents
The Art of Producing is the first book to standardize a specific production process for creating a successful music project from start to finish. Learn how to develop a step-by-step process for critiquing all of the musical components that go into creating a highly refined production that works for…
Paperback – 2019-02-06
Dance Music Manual, aimed at the novice and seasoned professional alike, takes the reader through the software and hardware needed to create original, captivating, and professional sounding music. Key features of Dance Music Manual include: How to create compelling, professional-sounding…
Paperback – 2019-02-05
David Gibson uses 3D visual representations of sounds in a mix as a tool to explain the dynamics that can be created in a mix. This book provides an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix. Gibson’s unique approach explains how to map sounds to visuals in order to create…
Paperback – 2018-12-20
Once Upon a Pixel examines the increasing sophistication of storytelling and worldbuilding in modern video games. Drawing on some of gaming’s most popular titles, including Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, and the long-running Metal Gear Solid series, it is a pioneering…
Paperback – 2019-11-08
Intelligent Music Production presents the state of the art in approaches, methodologies and systems from the emerging field of automation in music mixing and mastering. This book collects the relevant works in the domain of innovation in music production, and orders them in a way that outlines the…
Paperback – 2019-10-29
Audio Engineering Society Presents
This book guides nonfiction storytellers in the art of creatively and strategically using sound to engage their audience and bring stories to life. Sound is half of film and video storytelling, and yet its importance is often overlooked until a post-production emergency arises. Written by two…
Paperback – 2019-10-08
The Producer's Playbook
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Hannah Rowe is the commissioning editor of the Audio book portfolio under the Focal Press imprint of Routledge / Taylor & Francis. Hannah 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, sound design, immersive sound, music business, mixing and mastering and music technology. Hannah welcomes new book proposals from both professionals and instructors alike, and encourages any prospective authors to get in contact.
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