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  • The Game Audio Strategy Guide

    A Practical Course, 1st Edition

    By Gina Zdanowicz, Spencer Bambrick

    The Game Audio Strategy Guide is a comprehensive text designed to turn both novices and experienced audio designers into technical game audio pros. Providing both a theoretical foundation and practical insights, The Game Audio Strategy Guide offers a thorough look at the tools and methods needed to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Intelligent Music Production

    1st Edition

    By Brecht De Man, Ryan Stables, Joshua D. Reiss

    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
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    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • Recording Classical Music

    1st Edition

    By Robert Toft

    Recording Classical Music presents the fundamental principles of digitally recording and editing acoustic music in ambient spaces, focusing on stereo microphone techniques that will help musicians understand how to translate "live" environments into recorded sound. The book covers theory and the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-17
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  • Modern MIDI

    Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools, 2nd Edition

    By Sam McGuire

    Modern MIDI equips you with everything you need to use MIDI in your music productions. With a particular focus on practical application and step-by-step explanations, this book does far more than tell you about how MIDI works. Simple explanations and real-world scenarios encourage you to test out…

    Paperback – 2019-08-26
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  • Digital Sampling

    The Design and Use of Music Technologies, 1st Edition

    By Paul Harkins

    Digital Sampling is the first book about the design and use of sampling technologies that have shaped the sounds of popular music since the 1980s. Written in two parts, Digital Sampling begins with an exploration of the Fairlight CMI and how artists like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel used it to…

    Paperback – 2019-08-19
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  • Foundations in Sound Design for Embedded Media

    A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Filimowicz

    This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for embedded media, such as physical computing; interaction design; auditory displays and data sonification; speech synthesis; wearables; smart objects and instruments; user experience; toys and playful…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
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    Sound Design

  • Pop Music Production

    Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Phil Harding

    Edited by Mike Collins

    Pop Music Production delves into academic depths around the culture, the business, the songwriting, and most importantly, the pop music production process. Phil Harding balances autobiographical discussion of events and relationships with academic analysis to offer poignant points on the value of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11
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    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Innovation in Music

    Performance, Production, Technology, and Business, 1st Edition

    Edited by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Justin Paterson, Rob Toulson

    Innovation in Music: Performance, Production, Technology and Business is an exciting collection comprising of cutting-edge articles on a range of topics, presented under the main themes of artistry, technology, production and industry. Each chapter is written by a leader in the field and contains…

    Paperback – 2019-07-08
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    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying

    From the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Jenkins

    Making its first huge impact in the 1960s through the inventions of Bob Moog, the analog synthesizer sound, riding a wave of later developments in digital and software synthesis, has now become more popular than ever. Analog Synthesizers charts the technology, instruments, designers, and musicians…

    Paperback – 2019-07-08
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  • Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media

    A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Filimowicz

    This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for linear media, such as listening and recording; audio postproduction; key musical concepts and forms such as harmony, conceptual sound design, electronica, soundscape, and electroacoustic composition; the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28
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    Sound Design

  • Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media

    A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Filimowicz

    This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for interactive media, such as gaming and virtual reality; compositional techniques; new interfaces; sound spatialization; sonic cues and semiotics; performance and installations; music on the web; augmented…

    Paperback – 2019-06-27
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    Sound Design

  • Music Production

    Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music, 3rd Edition

    By Hans Weekhout

    We’re all able to record music; a smartphone will get you quick results. But for a good sound, a lot more is involved. Acoustics, microphone placement, and effects have a huge influence on the resulting sound. Music Production: Learn How to Record, Mix, and Master Music will teach you how to record…

    Paperback – 2019-06-25
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  • Designing Audio Power Amplifiers

    2nd Edition

    By Bob Cordell

    This comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the student and enthusiast. Designing Audio Power Amplifiers begins with power amplifier design basics that a novice can understand and moves all the way through…

    Paperback – 2019-06-13
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  • Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++

    For AAX, AU, and VST3 with DSP Theory, 2nd Edition

    By Will C. Pirkle

    Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++ presents everything you need to know about digital signal processing in an accessible way. Not just another theory-heavy digital signal processing book, nor another dull build-a-generic-database programming book, this book includes fully worked, downloadable…

    Paperback – 2019-05-09
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  • Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

    Improving the Listening and Viewing Experience, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Verdult

    Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home is a comprehensive guide that will help every reader set up a modern audio-video system in a small room such as a home theater or studio control room. Verdult covers everything the reader needs to know to optimize the reproduction of multichannel audio…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
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  • Producing Music

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hodgson, Mark Marrington

    During the last two decades, the field of music production has attracted considerable interest from the academic community, more recently becoming established as an important and flourishing research discipline in its own right. Producing Music presents cutting-edge research across topics that…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
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    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Game Audio with FMOD and Unity

    1st Edition

    By Ciarán Robinson

    Game Audio with FMOD and Unity introduces readers to the principles and practice of game audio through the process of creating their own First Person Shooter (FPS) game. All the basics are covered, as well as a simple introduction to coding. Using the free software Unity and FMOD Audio Middleware,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15
    Routledge

  • The Sound System Design Primer

    1st Edition

    By Josh Loar

    The Sound System Design Primer is an introduction to the many topics, technologies, and sub-disciplines that make up contemporary sound systems design. Written in clear, conversational language for those who do not have an engineering background, or who think more in language than in numbers, The…

    Paperback – 2019-03-11
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  • Beep to Boom

    The Development of Advanced Runtime Sound Systems for Games and Extended Reality, 1st Edition

    By Simon N Goodwin

    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
    Routledge
    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • The Art of Producing

    How to Create Great Audio Projects, 2nd Edition

    By David Gibson, Maestro B Curtis

    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
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  • Dance Music Manual

    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 – 2019-02-05
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  • The Art of Mixing

    A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, 1st Edition

    By David Gibson

    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
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  • 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 – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Audio Engineering Society Presents

  • Recording in Social Work

    1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1972 Recording in Social Work looks at how recording has always been claimed as one of the necessary activities of social workers, whatever form of social work they undertake. The book deals systematically with recording, and the theory and practice recording takes, as well…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Noel Timms

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