Real World Digital Audio by Peter Kirn

By Peter Kirn

It doesn't matter what a part of the musical spectrum you return from—whether you’re enjoying in a band, composing, or DJing—if you’re utilizing a laptop (or brooding about even if you have to be), to get the consequences you wish out of your electronic studio you’ll want trustworthy details.

Real global electronic Audio is a finished resource—a e-book and DVD combo—that deals sensible suggestion on making nice track with sleek technologies—a worthy reference no matter what your musical style or hottest audio program. You’ll learn the way electronic sound works, after which practice that wisdom to getting your song to sound how you wish. From recording, blending, and generating CDs, musical ratings, and video soundtracks, to acting reside along with your desktop, this can be the definitive consultant to the paintings of developing electronic music.

Real international electronic Audio will convey you the way to

  • Choose definitely the right software program and to suit your musical direction—and your budget
  • Optimize your setup for max recording caliber and reliability
  • Choose and strategically position microphones for various recording situations
  • Use loops and grooves to create backing tracks, DJ, and increase stay performances
  • Master MIDI and audio modifying thoughts to make expressive, polished tracks
  • Create dynamic sounds with audio results, synthesizers, and delicate synths
  • Generate publication-quality notated rankings in your desktop
  • Mix, grasp, and percentage specialist recordings, on-line tune, and video soundtracks

The DVD incorporated with this e-book is a cross-platform information DVD appropriate with either Mac and home windows desktops. The DVD comprises over gigabytes of sound content material, tools, and software program instruments that you should use instantly on your track, and to discover issues within the book.

better half net site at comprises interviews with audio pros, up-to-date details, and more.

"Writing approximately electronic audio is like capturing at a relocating aim. yet Peter Kirn has controlled to attain a bullseye with Real global electronic Audio."
—Ernie Rideout, Editor-in-Chief, Keyboard magazine

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6. Applications and Platforms (Partial List) Only on Mac Only on PC Cross-platform Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic Audio, MOTU Digital Performer, U&I MetaSynth, BIAS Peak and Deck Cakewalk product line (SONAR, Project5), FL Studio ("Fruity Loops"), Sony ACID and Sound Forge, Adobe Audition, Tascam GigaStudio Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg product line (Cubase, Nuendo), Native Instruments product line (Traktor, Reaktor, Kontakt), Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, MakeMusic Finale, Sibelius, Cycling '74 Max/MSP and Jitter, Plogue Bidule, IK Multimedia product line (AmpliTube, SampleTank) The Mac platform has the advantage of including Apple's free entry-level software GarageBand.

2 kbit/s. Bit rate should not be confused with bit depth; it's usually referred to in regards to audio and video compression. 42 43 The Analog vs. Digital Debate Ever since digital technology was introduced to the masses with the advent of consumer CD players, audio lovers have debated the relative merits of digital and analog technology. Certainly, analog technology has its advantages. " This is especially true in analog synthesizers, which produce sound entirely from the voltage generated by analog circuits.

A standardized interface: MIDI requires a physical interface and cabling between hardware units for controlling other devices in real time. 21. 21. A standard 5-pin MIDI cable can carry data about notes and other events between a variety of equipment. Your MIDI device may use USB or FireWire to carry the same data. com) 44 45 MIDI and digital audio are often used side by side in computer software, and both can be used to produce music that we can listen to, so newcomers aren't always clear on the profound differences between them.

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