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Home Studio Essentials by Jeff Touzeau

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Chapter 1. Computers

If there has been a key player in the home studio revolution, it has most certainly been the computer. Moore’s Law, which essentially states that the transistor capacity of a computer chip doubles roughly every two years, has proven to be relatively accurate since the mid-’60s and seems to be continuing. This has led to faster processors and throughput, enabling audio and video content to be transferred among various devices at blazing-fast speeds. It has also enabled a great deal of continued innovation with DAWs (digital audio workstations).

For the home studio enthusiast—and indeed for the greater professional audio community—these developments have turned the cost/performance ratio on its head, making extremely high-quality ...

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