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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  • Audio Production and Critical Listening

    Technical Ear Training, 2nd Edition

    By Jason Corey

    Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, Second Edition develops your critical and expert listening skills, enabling you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. Featuring an accessible writing style, this new edition includes information on objective measurements…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press
    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • Audio Processes

    Musical Analysis, Modification, Synthesis, and Control

    By David Creasey

    Designed for music technology students, enthusiasts, and professionals, Audio Processes: Musical Analysis, Modification, Synthesis, and Control describes the practical design of audio processes, with a step-by-step approach from basic concepts all the way to sophisticated effects and synthesizers.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Focal Press

  • Practical Recording Techniques

    The Step-by-Step Approach to Professional Audio Recording, 7th Edition

    By Bruce Bartlett, Jenny Bartlett

    Practical Recording Techniques covers all aspects of recording, perfect for beginning and intermediate recording engineers, producers, musicians, and audio enthusiasts. Filled with tips and shortcuts, this hands-on, practical guide gives advice on equipping a home studio (whether low-budget or…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
    Focal Press

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