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Wallace JacksonDigital Audio Editing Fundamentals10.1007/978-1-4842-1648-4_2

2. The History of Digital Audio: MIDI and Synthesis

Wallace Jackson
Lompoc, California, USA
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Now that you’ve learned about the fundamental sound wave and installed a powerful open source digital audio editing software package, it’s time to take a look at the history of digital audio and some of the ways that analog audio bridged over to digital audio using technologies like MIDI, synthesizers, and samplers. These impressive products and technologies are widely used today. ...

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