Essentials of Music Technology
For introductory courses in Electronic Music and Music Technology.This text provides a concise introduction to the principal topics of music technology: acoustics, computers, MIDI, digital audio, and tools of music production. It discusses fundamentals in a straightforward style, with the extra levels of detail essential for students specializing in music technology.
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 203.2 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
- 10 Nov 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Back cover copy
Within the span of the last decade, computers in music have gone from being a niche subject to becoming a ubiquitous presence that all music students are bound to encounter in their professional lives. Meant to serve as a general reference for music technology courses, "Essentials of Music Technology" provides an overview of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, MIDI, digital audio, and sound recording. Among the topics covered in this book are: The InternetMIDI softwareThe nature of digital audio storageFiltersEffectsMicrophone typesRoom acousticsSampling and synthesis techniques The author has a background in theater arts, music composition, and multi-media production. He studied music technology at New York University and McGill University. He is assistant professor of Music Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.
Table of contents
1. Basic Acoustics. 2. Music and Acoustics. 3. Acoustic Factors In Combination: Perceptual Issues. 4. Introduction to Computers. 5. Representing Numbers. 6. Introduction to MIDI. 7. The MIDI Language. 8. MIDI and More. 9. Digital Audio. 10. Working with Digital Audio: Processing and Storage. 11. Acquiring Audio. 12. Treating and Mixing Audio. 13. Digital Instruments. Appendix 1. Suggested Class Projects Appendix 2. Web Page Template with MIDI File. Index.