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Music Technology


Part of Cambridge Introductions to Music

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521170420

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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.

    • Presents a user-friendly overview of music technology, aimed at music students who do not necessarily have a technical or scientific background
    • Provides an essential balance between practical, theoretical and historical considerations
    • Covers the most important contemporary trends in music technology and provides clear guidance on how students can explore the subject further
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521170420
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Representing and storing sound
    2. A studio overview
    3. Synthesiser, samplers and drum machines
    4. Live music technology (the FAQs)
    5. Select, remix, mashup
    6. The producer
    7. Music, sound and visual media
    8. The studio as experimental lab
    9. Controllers: new creative possibilities in performance
    10. Hacking electronics for music
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Computers and Music
    • Digital Music Technology
    • Intro to Music Technology
    • Introduction to Digital Music
    • Introduction to Music Technology
    • Live Sound Reinforcement
    • Music Technology
    • Technology-Assisted Music Learning
  • Author

    Julio d'Escriván, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
    Julio d'Escrivan is Reader in Creative Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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