Musician's Guide to Home Recording: How to Choose and Use Audio Interfaces

by Craig Anderton


Along with a computer, an audio interface provides the all-important hardware foundation for computer-based recording. This book helps musicians choose, apply, and get the maximum performance from all types of audio interfaces. Written in a clear, practical, non-intimidating style, topics include:

• The significance of different types of analog and digital connections and how you would use them

• Interconnection protocols (USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, PCIe) for Windows and Mac computers

• Product options from portable, mobile units up to sophisticated mixers that can also serve as audio interfaces

• The special requirements involved in recording guitar

• The function of drivers and accessory programs (like software mixers for signal routing)

• Ways to minimize delays that occur when using audio interfaces with computers

• How and why to choose particular sample rates and resolutions

• The “high-resolution audio” controversy

• Microphone preamps

• Using multiple interfaces

• Expanding existing interfaces for more inputs

• Understanding specifications

• Various special features unique to particular interfaces, and more

Publisher: Hal Leonard Books

Series: Musician's Guide to Home Recording

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 80

Dimensions: 7.5 X 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9781540024916

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