Art of Digital Audio (Hardback)
  • Art of Digital Audio (Hardback)

Art of Digital Audio (Hardback)

Hardback 768 Pages / Published: 14/12/2000
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Described as "the most comprehensive book on digital audio to date", it is widely acclaimed as an industry "bible". Covering the very latest developments in digital audio technology, it provides an thorough introduction to the theory as well as acting as an authoritative and comprehensive professional reference source. Everything you need is here from the fundamental principles to the latest applications, written in an award-winning style with clear explanations from first principles.

New material covered includes internet audio, PC audio technology, DVD, MPEG audio compression, digital audio broadcasting and audio networks.

Whether you are in the field of audio engineering, sound recording, music technology, broadcasting and communications media or audio design and installation, this book has it all. Written by a leading international audio specialist, who conducts professional seminars and workshops around the world, the book has been road tested for many years by professional seminar attendees and students to ensure their needs are taken into account, and all the right information is covered.

This new edition now includes:

Internet audio
PC Audio technology
MPEG Audio compression
Digital Audio Broadcasting
Audio networks

Digital audio professionals will find everything they need here, from the fundamental principles to the latest applications, written in an award-winning style with clear explanations from first principles.

John Watkinson is an international consultant in audio, video and data recording. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars, conference papers and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Focal Press books, including: the Kraszna-Krausz award winning MPEG-2; The Art of Digital Audio; An Introduction to Digital Video; The Art of Sound Reproduction; An Introduction to Digital Audio; TV Fundamentals and Audio for Television. He is also co-author, with Francis Rumsey, of The Digital Interface Handbook, and contributor to the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook, 3rd edition.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780240515878
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 1520 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 41 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition

'It's hugely informative, well illustrated and an essential source of reference.'
Malcolm Nelson in Line Up magazine

'...a full dissection of all things digital... accessibility is one of this book's strong points.'
Future Music magazine

Reviews of previous editions

'Once in a while, someone writes a technical book which becomes the definitive work or industry bible. John Watkinson has done that with The Art of Digital Audio'.
New Scientist

' As a bridge between introductory text and technical dissertations or papers, The Art of Digital Audio remains highly recommended.' Studio Sound

' Watkinson writes clearly and makes frequent use of diagrams, what he has produced here is an authoritative text book. As a reference work, this book is superb. In short, an essential reference work for any modern recording facility. Sound Engineer & Producer

'Since digital audio has become a commercial reality there has been a need for a comprehensive textbook on the subject; a need fulfilled by John Watkinson. ... The Art of Digital Audio is highly informative but approachable and refreshing at the same time, hence widening its appeal outside the university campus to DIY-ers and enthusiasts alike. Highly recommended. Paul Miller, Hi-Fi News

'Mr Watkinson's work commands pride of place amongst the publications on digital audio techniques.' EBU Review (European Broadcasting Union journal)

Selected by Choice - the magazine of the American College Libraries Association - as one of their OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOKS.
'For some time there has been a need for a comprehensive book on this subject. This book covers both the essential theory of all aspects of audio reproduction and a good deal of its practice. Highly recommended as an acquisition for libraries serving either technical groups or the public who require an authoritative overview of digital audio reproduction.'

'The Art of Digital Audio by John Watkinson remains the best in its field.'
David Josephson, Sound & Communications

'It's a must for all audio engineers interested in complete digital fluency. ' Radio World

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