All about Hard Disk Recorders: An Introduction to the Creative World of Digital, Hard Disk Recording

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003 - Music - 121 pages
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Be successful in the world of hard disk recorders! If you are new to hard disk recording, or if you're just seeking more background knowledge, this book contains a wealth of information. Modern computer-based recording technology offers all sorts of inspiring tools, and the hard disk recorder is at the center of it all. This book takes you from the very beginning with an overview, to practical tips for taking advantage of the choices you have with this flexible recording system. Topics include: setting up a hard drive; how hard disk recordings work; principles of audio editing; nondestructive editing; maintaining a hard drive; how a work station operates; and more. A glossary of terms supports your reading as you dive into this musical adventure. This book is a perfect first step to a whole new era of recording technology!
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Whats So Great About Hard DiskBased Recording?
2
Reading This Book
6
An Overview of Hard Disk Recording
9
What Is a Hard Disk Recorder?
10
How a Hard Drive Works
17
Hard Drive Mechanics
18
How Your Audio Is Stored on a Hard Disk Platter
21
Destructive Editing
75
Nondestructive Editing Methods
77
TimeBased Editing
78
ObjectBased Editing
79
Digging Deeper
82
Maintaining a Hard Disk Drive
83
Overview
84
Fragmentation
86

Hard Disk Varieties
23
Overview
24
Hard Drives and the Interfaces That Use Them
28
Setting Up a Hard Drive
39
Installation Basics
40
RAID Arrays
54
How Hard Disk Recordings Work
59
It All Starts with the Audio File
60
How an HDR Plays Back Its Recordings
61
Overdubbing
67
Combining Tracks or Bouncing
68
Songs and Projects
69
Principles of Hard Disk Audio Editing
71
Nondestructive Editing
72
Maintenance
87
If Things Go Wrong
90
Brief History of Hard Disk Recording
93
HDR Prehistory
94
The Evolution of HDR Recording
98
Hard Disk Recording Workstations
101
Three Great Reasons to Use a Studio Workstation
102
Whats Inside a Studio Workstation?
105
Studio Workstation Goodies
106
A Great Time to Record
113
Glossary
115
Index
121
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