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MUSI2620 Music Technology Skills and Techniques reading list

Music Technology Skills and Techniques, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Ewan Stefani
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The following texts are available online via the Library catalogue ( ) and are therefore easily accessible.  

Nisbett, Alec, The Sound Studio: Audio Techniques for Radio, Film, Television and Recording (Boston, Mass. : Focal Press, 2003)
This text will be useful for all three projects. Bartlett, Bruce, On-Location Recording Techniques (Boston ; Oxford : Focal Press, 1999)
This text will mainly be useful for the Location Recording Project, and also for the Studio Recording Project, since it covers a range of microphone techniques.

Collins, Mike, Pro Tools for Music Production: Recording, Editing and Mixing (Oxford : Focal, 2004)
This text will be useful mainly for the Studio Recording Project, which entails work with Pro Tools .

Russ, Martin, Sound Synthesis and Sampling (Amsterdam ; London : Focal, 2009)
This text will be useful mainly for the Sound Design Project.

Talbot-Smith, Michael, Sound Engineering Explained (Oxford : Focal Press, 2002)
This text provides useful information on the background theory for all three projects, but mainly the Location and Studio Recording Projects.

Do not rely solely on the above five texts: supplement your understanding by reading texts from the full reading list, continued below

Baert, Luc, et al, editor, Digital audio and compact disc technology (Oxford: Focal Press, 1995)

Bartlett, Bruce with Jenny Bartlett, On-location recording techniques (Oxford: Focal Press, 1999)

Bartlett, Bruce, Stereo microphone techniques (Boston, MA.; London : Focal, c1991)

Borwick, John, Microphones : technology and technique (London: Focal Press, 1990)

Borwick, John, editor, Sound recording practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994) 4th. Edition

Cipriani, Alessandro  Electronic music and sound design : theory and practice with Max/MSP Volume 1 (Rome : ConTempoNet, c2010)

Collins, Mike, Pro Tools for music production : recording, editing and mixing (Oxford: Focal, 2001)

Corbett, Ian, Mic it! : microphones, microphone techniques, and their impact on the final mix ( New York : Focal Press, 2015)

Derry, Roger, PC audio editing : broadcast, desktop and CD audio production (Oxford: Focal, 2003)

Doğantan-Dack, Mine, ed. Recorded music : philosophical and critical reflections. London: Middlesex University Press, 2008.

Frith, Simon, and Simon Zagorski-Thomas, eds. The art of record production : an introductory reader for a new academic field. Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.

Gibbs, Tony, The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Sound Design (Lausanne: AVA Academia; London: Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2007)

Katz, Bob, Mastering audio : the art and the science (Oxford: Focal Press, 2002)

Katz, Mark. Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music. Revised edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.

Noble, Joshua J., Programming interactivity, (Farnham : O'Reilly, 2012)

Manzo, V. J., Max/MSP/Jitter for music : a practical guide to developing interactive music systems for education and more (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Miranda, Eduardo Reck, Computer sound design : synthesis techniques and programming (Oxford: Focal, 1998)

Mott, Robert, Sound effects : radio, TV and film (Boston; London : Focal Press, 1990)

Pholmann, Ken, The compact disc handbook (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Roads, Curtis with Strawn, John, et al, The computer music tutorial (Cambridge, Mass.; London: MIT Press, 1996)

Rossing, Thomas D., The science of sound (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 2002) 3rd. Edition

Russ, Martin, Sound synthesis and sampling (Oxford: Focal Press, 2004) 2nd. Edition

Rumsey, Francis and McCormick, Tim, Sound and recording : an introduction (Oxford: Focal, 2006), 5th. Edition

Rumsey, Francis, Spatial audio (London: Focal Press, 2001)

Siegel, Bruce, Creative radio production (Boston; London: Focal Press, 1992)

Weis Elisabeth and Belton, John, editors, Film sound : theory and practice (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985)

Yewdall, David, Practical art of motion picture sound (Amsterdam; Oxford: Focal Press, 2003), 2nd. Edition

Zaza, Tony, Audio design : sound recording techniques for film and video (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1991)

This list was last updated on 17/09/2021