Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Going Digital

    1. Chapter 1 Digital Audio and the Computer

      1. Music and the PC
      2. The Digital Music Revolution
    2. Chapter 2 The Right System for the Job

      1. System Requirements for Digital Audio
      2. Computer Basics
      3. Factors That Affect Performance
      4. Optical Drives (CD and DVD)
      5. External Interfaces
      6. Sound Cards and Speakers
    3. Chapter 3 Connect Your Computer to Your Stereo

      1. Connection Basics
      2. Sound Card Connectors
      3. Stereo Receiver Connectors
      4. Direct Cable Connections
      5. Selecting the Right Cables
      6. USB and FireWire
      7. Wireless Connections
      8. Network Audio
  2. Listening to Digital Music

    1. Chapter 4 Organizing and Playing Music

      1. Getting Music onto Your Computer
      2. Organizing Your Music
      3. Playing Music
      4. Playlists
      5. Turn Up the Volume
      6. File Type Associations
      7. Customize Your Jukebox
    2. Chapter 5 Music on the Web

      1. Online Music Choices
      2. The Evolution of Online Music
      3. Understanding Digital Rights Management
      4. Online Music Services
      5. Music on the Fringe
      6. File Sharing
      7. The War over P2P
    3. Chapter 6 Listening to Internet Radio

      1. Broadcast Radio
      2. How Internet Radio Works
      3. Software for Internet Radio
      4. Tuning In
      5. Internet Radio Services
    4. Chapter 7 Music on the Move

      1. From Rio to iPod and Beyond
      2. Portable Digital Audio Players
      3. Purchasing a Player: What to Look For
      4. Getting Music onto the Player
      5. Digital Audio for Your Car
  3. The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Audio

    1. Chapter 8 Understanding Digital Audio

      1. Sound Waves
      2. Analog Audio
      3. Digital Audio
      4. Compression
      5. File Sizes
    2. Chapter 9 Digital Audio Formats

      1. Formats and Standards
      2. Lossless Formats
      3. Lossy Formats
      4. High-Resolution Formats
    3. Chapter 10 MPEG Audio

      1. The MPEG Committee
      2. Types of MPEG Audio
      3. Perceptual Encoding
      4. Embedded Data
      5. Sound Quality
  4. Capturing and Editing Audio

    1. Chapter 11 Recording and Ripping

      1. Hard Disk Recording
      2. Inside Your Sound Card
      3. The Recording Process
      4. Recording with a Jukebox Program
      5. Ripping
    2. Chapter 12 Make Your Own MP3 Files

      1. Different Paths to MP3
      2. Encoding
      3. Controlling Sound Quality
      4. Creating MP3s with Your Jukebox Program
      5. Format Conversion
    3. Chapter 13 Editing Audio

      1. Editing Software
      2. Working with Waveforms
      3. Digital Signal Processing
      4. Noise Reduction
      5. Samples and Loops
      6. Analyzing Sound
    4. Chapter 14 Digitizing Your Records and Tapes

      1. A Brief History of Records
      2. From Analog to Digital
      3. Before You Record
      4. Making the Recording
      5. Removing Noise
      6. Record Equalization
  5. Sharing and Distributing Your Music

    1. Chapter 15 Burning Your Own CDs and DVDs

      1. Types of CDs
      2. CD Formats
      3. CD Capacities
      4. Purchasing CD Media
      5. CD Recording Software
      6. Tips for Successful Burning
      7. Recording Options
      8. Burning CDs with a Jukebox Program
      9. Recording DVDs
    2. Chapter 16 Setting Up an Internet Radio Station

      1. Understanding Internet Radio
      2. Building an Internet Radio Station
      3. Setting Up Your Own Station
    3. Chapter 17 Digital Audio and Copyright Laws

      1. Copyright Basics
      2. Copyright Laws in Action
      3. Quick Guide to U.S. Copyright Laws
  1. Glossary

  2. Colophon