1  Introduction to desktop audio technology

1.1 About this book

Audio in computers and other modern desktop devices is inherently digital. This is a book about how digital audio works and how to make best use of its capabilities, including control technologies that are related to the MIDI protocol. The argument for digital audio has been well and truly made by now so there is no particular attempt in this book to justify the merits of it against analog audio. It is a fact that the resources of the computer technology described in this book would not be available unless audio information was converted into a digital form, so the case is closed. The future of audio is now digital, without question, and the devices that audio engineers use are ...

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