Digital Audio Essentials

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2005 - Computers - 357 pages
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Join the digital audio revolution! Tens of millions of users are embracing digital music, and with Digital Audio Essentials, you can, too. Nearly every personal computer built in the last few years contains a CD-burning drive; MP3 and other portable player sales dominate the consumer electronics industry; and new networkable stereo equipment lets you use your digital music collection to power your home entertainment system.

Whether it's downloading music, ripping CDs, organizing, finding, and creating higher quality music files, buying music players and accessories, or constructing a home stereo system, Digital Audio Essentials helps you do get it done.

An indispensable reference for music enthusiasts, digital archivists, amateur musicians, and anyone who likes a good groove, Digital Audio Essentials helps you avoid time-consuming, costly trial and error in downloading audio files, burning CDs, converting analog music to digital form, publishing music to and streaming from the Web, setting up home stereo configurations, and creating your own MP3 and other audio files. The book--for both Mac and PC users--includes reliable hardware and software recommendations, tutorials, resources, and file sharing, and it even explains the basics of the DMCA and intellectual property law.

You may (or may not) already know the basics of ripping CDs or downloading music, but Fries will show you so much more--including advice on the multitude of MP3 players on the market, stereo options, file formats, quality determinations, and the legalities of it all. Both a timely, entertaining guide and an enduring reference, this is the digital audio handbook you need to make the most of your expanding digital music collection.

 

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Its good book to role on with the introduction of digital audio compression technology, which highlights the various standards and modules involed yet without involing too much of mathematics. One can easily get hold of various technical terms even he may be facing them for the first time. Overall its a good book for any beginner to start up with the subject.
Truly bruce and marty has put thier most of energy to get a simple yet effective stuff on the subject onto the shelf.
 

Contents

Digital Audio and the Computer
3
The Right System for the Job
9
Connect Your Computer to Your Stereo
29
Music on the Web
69
Listening to Internet Radio
97
Music on the Move
111
The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Audio
137
Digital Audio Formats
155
Capturing and Editing Audio
183
Make Your Own MP3 Files
205
Editing Audio
221
Digitizing Your Records and Tapes
247
Sharing and Distributing Your Music
273
Digital Audio and Copyright Laws 317
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Bruce Fries self-published the MP3 and Internet Audio Handbook and several other titles. He is a writer, technology consultant and entrepreneur, as well as an associate of the Audio Engineering Society, and founder of several high-tech companies. Bruce has been interviewed as an expert on a variety of digital audio topics, including the Napster vs. the RIAA lawsuits.

Marty Fries is a technology consultant who has been involved with computers for over 30 years. He has worked as audio engineer, toured nationally for a major record label mixing live sound, and has designed and built stereo equipment. He plays piano and organ for The Cutouts Blues Band, and lives in Laurel, Maryland.

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