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.

Focal Press publishes 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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  • Record Label Marketing

    How Music Companies Brand and Market Artists in the Digital Era, 3rd Edition

    By Clyde Philip Rolston, Amy Macy, Tom Hutchison, Paul Allen

    Record Label Marketing, Third Edition is the essential resource to help you understand how recorded music is professionally marketed. Fully updated to reflect current trends in the industry, this edition is designed to benefit marketing professionals, music business students, and independent…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25
    Focal Press

  • Game Audio Implementation

    A Practical Guide Using the Unreal Engine

    By Richard Stevens, Dave Raybould

    Game Audio Implementation offers a unique practical approach to learning all about game audio. If you've always wanted to hear your sound or music in a real game then this is the book for you. Each chapter is accompanied by its own game level where you can see the techniques and theories in action…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27
    Focal Press

  • Audio Production Tips

    Getting the Sound Right at the Source

    By Peter Dowsett

    Audio Production Tips: Getting the Sound Right at the Source provides practical and accessible information detailing the production processes for recording today’s bands. By demonstrating how to "get the sound right at the source," author Peter Dowsett lays the appropriate framework to discuss the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23
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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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