The audio revolution is over – digital is king! One of my principal aims for this Seventh Edition has been to make sure that current practice in digital audio is fully represented. This will include such topics as: the virtual studio, along with aids like Pro Tools and reattached MIDI keyboards; 5.1 surround sound; hard drive mixers and multichannel recorders, plus DVD and CD-RW and … you name it (although on second thoughts you may not have to: computers seem to have a whole naming industry to support them).

And yet … a curious thing happened. I found that in the first eight chapters (and in several of the others) there was surprisingly little to say about this new digital world we all live in. So – why was that?

The short ...

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