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New and Forthcoming Books

  • Dance Music Manual

    Tools, Toys, and Techniques, 4th Edition

    By Rick Snoman

    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 – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Loudspeakers

    For Music Recording and Reproduction, 2nd Edition

    By Philip Newell, Keith Holland

    Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up. Philip Newell and Keith Holland, with the assistance of Sergio Castro and Julius Newell,…

    Paperback – 2018-11-12
    Routledge
    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • Loudspeaker Modelling and Design

    A Practical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Geoff Hill

    In this book, Geoff Hill demonstrates modern software and hardware being applied to the processes behind loudspeaker design and modelling. Modern computing power has progressed to the point that such analyses are now practical for any interested individual or small company. Loudspeaker Modelling…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • Audio Mastering: The Artists

    Discussions from Pre-Production to Mastering, 1st Edition

    By Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson

    Audio Mastering: The Artists collects more than twenty interviews, drawn from more than 60 hours of discussions, with many of the world’s leading mastering engineers.  In these exclusive and often intimate interviews, engineers consider the audio mastering process as they, themselves, experience…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Live Music Production

    Interviews with UK Pioneers, 1st Edition

    By Richard Ames

    This book presents the days of live music production in the UK spanning the late '60s to the mid-'80s, when rock music was enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity. The author, Richard Ames, will take you on a true behind-the-scenes journey of discovery. You’ll learn who the people were, where they…

    Paperback – 2018-08-22
    Routledge

  • Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

    2nd Edition

    By Mike Senior

    Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world's most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is the best-selling primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16
    Routledge
    Sound On Sound Presents...

  • Mixing a Musical

    Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, 2nd Edition

    By Shannon Slaton

    Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician. This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant…

    Paperback – 2018-07-09
    Routledge

  • Home Studio Mastering

    1st Edition

    By J.D. Young

    Home Studio Mastering is a step-by-step manual that gives you all the tools to professionally master your music yourself. It demystifies the subject in a hands-on way for those working in a home studio and provides comprehensive guidance, from buying equipment and applying acoustical treatment, to…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge

  • Artist Management for the Music Business

    4th Edition

    By Paul Allen

    Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. You’ll learn how and why those moving parts "move," as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career. Artist Management for the Music Business gives you a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Mixing with Impact

    Learning to Make Musical Choices, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    Sound On Sound Presents...

  • How to Make Great Music Mashups

    The Start-to-Finish Guide to Making Mashups with Ableton Live, 1st Edition

    By Paul Zala

    Written for the beginner DJ, this accessible book presents everything you need to know in order to create great dance floor moments that will take your sets to the next level and get you noticed as a DJ. Using Ableton’s industry-leading digital audio workstation, the reader will learn to achieve a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge

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Hack Audio: An Introduction to Computer Programming and Digital Signal Processing in MATLAB is the latest book from the Audio Engineering Society Presents series. In the book, computer programming is used to create audio effects using digital signal processing. 

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