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A cool and powerful guide covering the basics of sound production on a computer. Whether you're into music, post-production, or multimedia, this CD-ROM will give you the background to talk the talk and walk the walk in the world of desktop audio. Put together the system that's right for you! You'll begin by outlining your goals as the authors help you state your mission. Next you're ready for comprehensive explanation and categorization of the different types of software and hardware configurations and their applications. You're not done yet! Cover sound, computers and operating systems from the audio perspective, MIDI, digital audio, D.A.W.s, plug-ins, synchronization, system set-up and upkeep, and even studio furniture!


    •  CSi v3 includes a searchable glossary of over 1,200 digital audio related terms, music, graphics, interactive examples, flow charts, pictures, animations, before and after audio examples, video, diagrams, and info-packed movie tutorials! •  Quizzes/exercises with research paths for investigating your answers •  Mac/Windows concepts •  Index search - Search and link to topics across the entire CSi library
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Sound
3. Computers
5. Digital Audio
6. DAWs
7. Plug-ins
8. System Upkeep
9. Synchronization

Author Bio

Colin MacQueen
Colin MacQueen is a musician, composer, technical writer, sound designer and virtual audio engineer. He has been involved with the music and video industries for years, both in production and as a live performer, as a Digidesign distributor in Spain and as an educator on digital audio-related topics. Colin co-authored Pro Tools Power! and Digital Audio Dictionary and wrote and produced all the movie tutorials for the interactive CD-ROMs: “CSi Starter – Pro Tools LE”, and “CSi Starter – Cubase SX2”, and the IK Multimedia movie tutorials on “CSi volume 10”. He was a contributing writer or editor on other CD-ROM volumes in the CSi series. In addition, he has served as an independent composer, producer and sound designer for many interactive CD-ROM titles. Colin is a freelance writer on digital audio topics and has taught digital audio courses at both the university level and at broadcast schools.

Dave Egan
Dave Egan’s 25 years of experience in media production began as a guitar player and singer. Always tinkering with sound recording equipment, he found his real calling in the recording studio, and subsequently began his career in audio recording and production. Credits in music recording include working for such legends as Kenny Rogers, Donny Osmond, Ted Nugent, and the band Kiss. Credits in audio for radio/TV include Oldsmobile, Dave Thomas for Wendy’s, Jack Hanna, and Bill Moyers for PBS. Film credits include working on the soundtrack for the motion picture, "Lean On Me". Dave's B.A. in Developmental Psychology comes in handy when dealing with artists, and has lectured on various topics of media production at The Ohio State University, The Recording Workshop, and Full Sail Center for the Media Arts.

Steve Albanese
Steve Albanese is an interactive media developer, audio engineer, media systems consultant and founder of the Cool School Interactus training environments. Steve is currently continuing the development of the CSi product line at Course Technology in Boston Massachusetts. His years of educational and development experience include his role as Media Production Supervisor at the Recording Workshop, Chef Instructor Pro School Midwest and President of Cool Breeze Systems. Steve has also worked for years as an audio professional, recording, mixing and mastering many music projects, posting videos and films, television commercials, radio spots and interactive media. Steve also co-authored the Digital Audio Dictionary, CSi vol.1-Pro Tools Basics, CSi vol.2-Pro Tools Tips and Plug-ins and CSi vol.3 - Desktop Audio, with Colin MacQueen and has written the Electronic Musicia

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