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Sound and Recording, 7th Edition by Tim McCormick, Francis Rumsey

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Preface to the Seventh Edition

 

Since the sixth edition appeared in 2009 there have been significant developments in several fields, and revisions, updates and deletions have taken place in a number of areas. The digital audio chapters have been substantially revised and include such topics as parametric and high-resolution audio coding, recent interfaces, file formats and networks, the latest workstation audio processing technology, and issues concerning mixing ‘in the box’ (that is, entirely within the computer) and ‘out of the box’. Digital mastering issues such as loudness normalization and initiatives such as Apple’s Mastered for iTunes are also included. Audio network requirements and protocols for IP-based communication, for instance, ...

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