Digital Audio

Aimed at the intermediate to advanced user markets, this book is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to enter the world of digital audio or hoping to expand their knowledge of this subject.

Russ Haines teaches college-level courses on digital audio and video "and has a writing style that goes a long way to making very technical information seem more human and applicable.

The book comes with a CD containing files and applications used in examples and discussions throughout the 16 chapters and three appendices. Examples of the software on the CD are Sound Forge 5.0, Logic Audio, Cakewalk Pro Audio 9, Cool Edit 2000, Acid 2.0 and Cubase VST.

Topics covered in Digital Audio include how sound works, microphone techniques, digitisation of audio, computers and audio, CD ripping and burning, file formats, editing, mastering, streaming, MIDI and audio as it relates to the Internet. There's also a technical glossary to look up unfamiliar terms.

While the book does not always follow a how-to format, the areas it does go into include practical guides and tips - all helped by regular black and white screen shots and simple line diagrams.

Overall, a good guide for those interested in understanding how to work with audio on a computer or seeking a greater understanding of professional audio terms, uses and technology.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Danny Allen

PC World
Show Comments



Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >



Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?