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Audio Effects

[E]xplores digital audio effects relevant to audio signal processing and music informatics.

The Audio Expert

Using common sense, plain-English explanations and minimal math, author Ethan Winer helps you understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, no engineering degree necessary. 

The Audible Past

The Audible Past explores the cultural origins of sound reproduction. 

Audio Processes

Designed for music technology students, enthusiasts, and professionals, Audio Processes: Musical Analysis, Modification, Synthesis, and Control describes the practical design of audio processes, with a step-by-step approach from basic concepts all the way to sophisticated effects and synthesizers.

Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts

Designed for introductory courses in electronic music and multimedia, Digital Audio and Acoustics for the Creative Arts presents the fundamental concepts of musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, digital audio, audio recording, and communication among devices via the MusicalInstrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Open Sound Control (OSC).

Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media

[P]rovides 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 reality applications; and sound producing software design.

Getting a Bigger Sound: Pickups and Microphones for Your Musical Instrument

[D]escribes how to amplify acoustical musical instruments. 

Introduction to Audio Signal Processing

Warren Koontz provides an introduction to this important topic with an emphasis on digital audio signal processing. Starting with a basic overview of sound and analog audio signals, he proceeds through the processes of sampling and quantizing to digital audio signals.

Listening to Noise and Silence Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art

[En]gages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound.

Make: More Electronics

[In this book], you'll learn about comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift registers, encoders, decoders, magnetic sensors, audio amplification, randomicity, as well as positive and negative feedback.

Sound and Recording

This...book introduces you to the principles of sound, perception, audio technology and systems.

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. [F]eatures information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers.

The Soundscape

Schafer contends that we suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information, and explores ways to restore our ability to hear the nuances of sounds around us.

Acoustics: Sound Fields, Transducers and Vibration

Specific sections cover microphones (electromagnetic, electrostatic, and ribbon), earphones, and horns, loudspeaker enclosures, baffles and transmission lines, miniature applications (e.g. MEMS microphones and micro speakers in tablets and smart phones), sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums and living rooms, and fluid-structure interaction.

Perceptual Audio Evaluation - Theory, Method and Application

Provides a complete and accessible guide to the motives, theory and practical application of perceptual evaluation of reproduced sound. Discusses all the variables of perceptual evaluation, their control and their possible influence on the results. Covers in detail all international standards on the topic. Is illustrated throughout with tables, figures and worked solutions.

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