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Audio Production Worktext, 8th Edition by Craig A. Stark, Samuel J. Sauls

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3Digital Audio Production

3.1 Introduction

Digital technologies have revolutionized how a person can record, edit, and otherwise manipulate an audio sound signal. From creating a music bed to adding sound effects and editing out vocal mistakes, editing is a day-to-day part of audio production work, and it’s one of the most important skills a production person needs to know.

This chapter introduces concepts and practices of digital audio production. First, some basic information on how analog sound is converted to digital audio is presented. The focus then shifts to exploring some of the digital audio equipment and basic production techniques used in the modern audio studio. Finally, the chapter looks at digital audio editing and multitrack production. ...

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