Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A digital audio workstation (DAW) is a PC or Macintosh equipped with sound cards and software for editing and processing digital audio. A properly outfitted computer can now function like a sophisticated recording studio, using plug-ins and special software to create recording-studio quality sound on the desktop, and then allowing users to edit and process that sound to perfection. DAWs are not only revolutionizing the way music is recorded, but allow new forms of electronic music, created entirely in the computer, to be written and recorded on the desktop. The Digital Audio Workstation Studio, by renowned digital music expert Colby Lieder, will be the first book to teach the complete DAW process, from outfitting your computer with the necessary hardware and software, recording with the proper microphones, using DAW power to create perfectly modulated mixes, to finally mastering down into a completely professional finished product. With this book, a computer, and a little imagination, any musician can create utterly professional music CDs, DVDs, or streamed audio.
From the Back Cover Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Here's your personal DAW tutorial, from one of the world's top instructors Recognized as one of the world's top authorities on digital audio workstations, author-teacher-musician-composer Colby Leider teaches you everything you need to know to transform your computer into a top-tier recording studio, music composition workbench, and complete musical instrument! In fact, in these pages Colby Leider shows you how to create, record, and mix without ever leaving your computer--even music that would not be otherwise possible without the power of modern technology. MAXIMIZE THE MUSICAL POWER OF YOUR MAC OR PC With this book and a bit of inspiration, any musician or hobbyist can create professional music on a desktop or laptop. Written by an authority with the rare combination of knowledge of both music and digital technologies, this software-independent book teaches the complete digital audio workstation process, from outfitting a computer with necessary hardware and software, to recording with the proper microphones, using DAW power to create perfectly crafted mixes, and finally, to mastering a polished, professional, ready-to-market product. With this book, you can: * Turn your computer into a digital audio workstation * Record, mix, and master any type of music on a PC or Mac * Choose key plug-ins and hardware * Practice and hone your skills with the included exercises * Find what you need to know about every major audio file format * Learn about the history of the Digital Audio Workstation * Compose, create, and mix new forms of music using your digital audio workstation alone * Improve your project studio's acoustics inexpensively * Much, much more