Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Art of Sound Design

    1. A brief history of web audio

    2. What you can do with sound on the Web

    3. Two easy ways to add sound

    4. Adding sound effects

    5. Audio challenges and limitations

    6. Solid sound design

    7. Designing web audio

    8. Interactive sound effects and buttons

    9. Interactive sound design case study

    10. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 The Science of Sound and Digital Audio

    1. The science of sound

    2. Digital audio demystified

    3. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Capturing Original Source Material

    1. Selecting the right equipment

    2. Recording techniques

    3. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Optimizing Your Sound Files

    1. Basic sound editing

    2. Digital effects

    3. Web mastering: optimizing sound files for Internet broadcasting

    4. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Introduction to Streaming Media

    1. Streaming protocols

    2. Streaming media formats

    3. Selecting the right format

    4. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Encoding, Serving, and Streaming Sound with RealAudio

    1. The RealMedia System

    2. Streaming RealAudio from a web server

    3. Professional webcasting

    4. Advanced RealAudio applications

    5. Live broadcasting with RealAudio

    6. Case study: N2K streams live Mötley Crüe concert

    7. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Designing Multimedia Presentations with SMIL and RealSystem G2

    1. SureStream

    2. SMIL

    3. RealPix

    4. RealText

    5. RealFlash

    6. Delivering backwards-compatible content

    7. Case study: TechWeb Today

    8. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Playing, Serving, and Streaming MP3

    1. MP3 pros and cons

    2. What is MP3?

    3. Playing MP3 files

    4. Making MP3 files

    5. Creating a buzz: posting MP3 files to the Internet

    6. Start your own MP3 radio station

    7. Legalities of MP3

    8. MP3 resources

    9. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Interactive Sound Design with Flash and Shockwave

    1. Flash and Shockwave basics

    2. Introduction to Flash

    3. Introduction to Shockwave

    4. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 MIDI: Quick and Easy Audio for the Web

    1. MIDI: A universal approach

    2. Adding MIDI to your web pages

    3. Creating your own MIDI files

    4. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Designing Audio Web Sites with Beatnik

    1. New possibilities for interactive sound

    2. Beatnik authoring system

    3. Sonification tutorial

    4. Using the Beatnik Editor

    5. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Glossary

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