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Dictionary of Musical Technology (Hardback)
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Dictionary of Musical Technology (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 30/08/1992
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Tristram Cary's remarkable encyclopedia is the first comprehensive book on the technology of music. Its 600 copiously illustrated main entries and 200 subsidiary ones cover an immense musical field. Included are entries on traditional and electronic instruments, and on such topics as computer music composition, microphone placement, and psychoacoustics. They are carefully cross-referenced so that readers can approach a topic from different angles and then be drawn into its complexities, both technical and musical, as far as they wish.

This volume will be an essential reference work for music and audio professionals, students, and all music lovers wanting to know more about the techniques behind the music.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313286940
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1015 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This well-illustrated book will be a valuable addition on the technical side of electronic music. Composers, many students, and electronic music studios . . . will find [it] more useful than any other. It is the result of a lifetime's experience by a composer . . . who has specialized in the medium and has always had a hands-on relationship with the equipment."-Hugh Davies
?. . . also has managed to incorporate many of his interesting perspectives on the subject while retaining the factual integrity expected of a reference work." ARBA" . . . this is a useful and fascinating work. . . . Cary's work is the most substantive and comprehensive of the recently published dictionaries on this subject.?-RQ
?Cary's excellent reference book has multi-page articles on such topics as analog and digital synthesis techniques, computer music, loudspeakers, microphones, MIDI, reverberation, sound recording techniques, and tape recorder design. The book is a gold mine of information that surely will appear in the reference sections of all major libraries in the English-speaking world.?-Jazz Times
?Highly recommended for purchase lby academic and large public libraries.?-Choice
?The book is a gold mine of information that surely will appear in the reference sections of all major libraries in the English-speaking world. And many musicians eventually will want to add it to their personal libraries, as well.?-Jazz Times
?This book should be an essential part of a reference collection in music libraries. It is a wonderful gateway for non-specialists into a very difficult field.?-Music Reference Services Quarterly
." . . also has managed to incorporate many of his interesting perspectives on the subject while retaining the factual integrity expected of a reference work." ARBA" . . . this is a useful and fascinating work. . . . Cary's work is the most substantive and comprehensive of the recently published dictionaries on this subject."-RQ
"Highly recommended for purchase lby academic and large public libraries."-Choice
"The book is a gold mine of information that surely will appear in the reference sections of all major libraries in the English-speaking world. And many musicians eventually will want to add it to their personal libraries, as well."-Jazz Times
"This book should be an essential part of a reference collection in music libraries. It is a wonderful gateway for non-specialists into a very difficult field."-Music Reference Services Quarterly
"Cary's excellent reference book has multi-page articles on such topics as analog and digital synthesis techniques, computer music, loudspeakers, microphones, MIDI, reverberation, sound recording techniques, and tape recorder design. The book is a gold mine of information that surely will appear in the reference sections of all major libraries in the English-speaking world."-Jazz Times

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