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Sound Design & Audio Post-Production

Modern Recording TechniquesModern Recording Techniques
7th Edition
David Miles Huber
This definitive guide to audio covers the latest audio technologies, and includes expanded and enhanced sections on the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), plug-ins, looping, groove tools, studio techniques, surround sound, mastering and more. Accompanied by an interactive companion website featuring a searchable audio glossary, this incredible book/website combination leaves no recording question unanswered, while offering you the chance to share ideas, get tips, and seek out advice when and where you need it. Softcover, 654 pp. $59.95.

Film, A Sound ArtFilm: A Sound Art

Michael Chion
The first half of Film: A Sound Art considers developments in technology, aesthetic trends, and individual artistic style that recast the history of film as the evolution of a truly audivisual language. The second half explores the intersection of auditory and visual realms. With restless inventiveness, Michel Chion develops a rhetoric that describes the effects of audio-visual combinations, forcing us to rethink sound film. Softcover, 536 pp. $38.95.

Sound for Digital VideoSound for Digital Video
Tomlinson Holman
Too often in lower budget productions it is the sound that suffers the most. While DV brings a new quality recording medium to widespread use, it is the professional practice of sound recording, editing, mixing, and mastering that can add the most value to a project. This book will teach you how to make your work sound like a professional production. Well-known expert Tomlinson Holman offers professional techniques, thorough instructions, and helpful suggestions that you can apply to your own project from preproduction through postproduction, and provides invaluable tips and solutions for producing professional quality work. Softcover, 306 pp. $53.50.

Cinema's Conversion to SoundCinema's Conversion to Sound: Technology and Film Style in France and the U.S.
Charles O'Brien
Extending beyond the recent sound-film scholarship's focus on Hollywood cinema, the project undertakes a geo-historical inquiry into sound technology's diffusion across national borders. Through an analysis that juxtaposes French and American filmmaking, Cinema's Conversion to Sound reveals the aesthetic consequences of fundamental national differences in how sound technologies were understood. Softcover, 200 pp. $27.95.

Music in Film: Soundtracks and Synergy Music in Film: Soundtracks and Synergy

Pauline Reay
This concise and exciting book discusses a broad range of films -- from classical Hollywood through to American independents and European art films -- and offers a brief history of the development of music in film from the silent era to the present day. In particular, this book explores how music operates on a narrative, emotional and cultural level. Softcover, 135 pp. $25.95.

Audio SamplingAudio Sampling: A Practical Guide

Sam McGuire and Roy Pritts
Audio Sampling explores the once mysterious art and science of creating virtual instruments through sampling. Leaving no stone unturned, this text also delves into ear training and orchestration to prepare you to extract the most from your sampling experiments. Softcover, 212 pp. $36.95.

Silent Film SoundSilent Film Sound
Rick Altman
Because silent cinema is widely perceived as having been exactly that -- silent -- no one has fully examined how sound was used to accompany the films of this era. Silent Film Sound reconsiders all aspects of sound practices during the entire silent film period. Based on extensive original research and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, the book challenges the assumptions of earlier histories of this period in film and reveals the complexity and swiftly changing nature of American silent cinema. Hardcover, 462 pp. $70.00.

Audio Post Production for Television and FilmAudio Post Production for Television and Film
Third Edition
Tim Amyes & Hilary Wyatt
This third edition has been completely revised and restructured to provide a step-by-step guide to the professional techniques used to shape a soundtrack through the production process. Covering sound for both film and television, this edition includes many of the practical techniques and shortcuts used by experienced editors and mixers. Softcover, 286 pp. $47.50.

The Technology of Video & Audio StreamingThe Technology of Video & Audio Streaming
Second Edition
David Austerberry
For broadcasters, web developers, and project managers implementing streaming media systems, David Austerberry shows how to deploy the technology on your site, from video and audio capture through to the consumer's media player. Starting with capture from a video or audio source through to the consumer's media player, this is a comprehensive quick-start guide to streaming media technologies. Softcover, 344 pp. $74.95.

The Sound StudioThe Sound Studio: Audio Techniques for Radio, Television, Film and Recording
Alec Nisbett
This classic work has inspired and informed a whole generation of artists and technicians working in all branches of the audio industry. Now in its seventh edition, The Sound Studio has been expanded to cover the rapidly expanding range of possibilities offered by today's digital equipment: the virtual studio, 5.1 surround, hard drive mixers and multichannel recorders, and DVD and CD-RW. Softcover, 388 pp. $67.50.

SoundscapeSoundscape: The School of Sound Lectures 1998-2001
Various authors
The School of Sound is a unique annual event exploring the use of sound in film; guest lecturers have included sound designers (Walter Murch, Randy Thom), directors (David Lynch, Mike Figgis), and academics (Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen). Twenty-one of the best lectures have been collected in this unique volume. Filmmakers will be rivited by the stunning insights, and creative ideas expressed in Soundscape. Softcover, 242 pp. $35.95.

This Business of MusicThis Business of Music
10th Edition

M. William Kraxilovsky and Sydney Shemel
This new edition, brought right up-to-date to include new advances in digital technology, is the most comprehensive source of information on almost every aspect of today's evolving music industry. Essential reading for anyone working, or thinking about working in the music business. Hardcover, 526 pp. $37.95.

Sound Engineering ExplainedSound Engineering Explained
2nd Edition
by Michael Talbot-Smith
First published as Audio Explained, this updated text is designed for the student or new engineer, and offers a straightforward introduction to audio techniques. From sound waves and basic acoustics, to digital recording including MiniDisc and MP3, Sound Engineering Explained tells you everything you fneed to know to start doing your own audio work. Softcover, $41.95.

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