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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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  • Turn Up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting book cover

    Turn Up the Volume

    A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting

    By Michael O'Connell

    Turn Up the Volume equips journalism students, professionals, and others interested in producing audio content with the know-how necessary to launch a podcast for the first time. It addresses the unique challenges beginner podcasters face in producing professional level audio for online…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge

  • Recording Tips for Engineers: For Cleaner, Brighter Tracks book cover

    Recording Tips for Engineers

    For Cleaner, Brighter Tracks, 4th Edition

    By Tim Crich

    Recording Tips for Engineers, Fourth Edition provides the knowledge needed to become a proficient audio engineer. With years of experience working with big name rock stars, author Tim Crich shares his expertise and gives all the essential insider tips and shortcuts. A tool for engineers of all…

    Paperback – 2017-06-19
    Focal Press

  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics book cover

    Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

    5th Edition

    By David M. Howard, Jamie Angus

    The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Fifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    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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