Music Technology

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Cambridge University Press, 2012 - Music - 215 pages
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Emphasising the creative aspect of music technology, this introduction sets out an overview of the field for music students in a non-scientific and straightforward way. Engaging and user-friendly, the book covers studio concepts: basic audio and the studio workflow, including audio and MIDI recording. It explores synthesisers, samplers and drum machines as well as basic concepts for electronic performance. In considering the role of the DJ, the book addresses remixing and production, drawing upon many examples from the popular music repertoire as well as looking at the studio as an experimental laboratory. The creative workflow involved in music for media is discussed, as well as controllers for performance and the basics of hacking electronics for music. The book as a whole reflects the many exciting areas found today in music technology and aims to set aspiring musicians off on a journey of discovery in electronic music.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Representing and storing sound
1
Chapter 2 A studio overview
21
Chapter 3 Synthesisers samplers and drum machines
72
Chapter 4 Live music technology the FAQs
89
Chapter 5 Select remix mashup
103
Chapter 6 The producer
120
Chapter 7 Music sound and visual media
130
Chapter 8 The studio as experimental lab
144
new creative possibilities in performance
162
Chapter 10 Hacking electronics for music
173
Further avenues for exploration
184
Notes
187
Glossary
198
Bibliography
203
Index
210
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