- Sound and Hearing
- Hearing Conservation
- Dan Russell's Acoustics and Vibration Animations
- Stereocilia cells in the inner ear. Use hearing protection to preserve them!
Chapter 3 - Mixing With Volume
- Ken Scott
- A guide to musical texture
- Mix ideas from PreSonus
Chapter 4 - Editing
- Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone
- The Magnetophone, an early tape recorder made in the 1930s.
- Histories of the Ampex and TEAC/Tascam who developed hi-fi open reel tape recorders. Tape is drawn from the supply reel on the left to the take up reel on the right as it passes the erase, record, and play heads
- History of hard disk drives
- Workstation ergonomics. Be aware of your posture and habits. Consult a variety of sources and use common sense. Consider studying the Alexander Technique if you can find the right teacher.
- John Glenn in New York City [ movie ]
- The history of the metronome
- Celemony's Melodyne pitch correction software
- Tempo mapping - find the beat in music that wasn't recorded with a metronome
- Possible sources of public domain recordings:
- The Internet Archive
- American Memory
- Speeches by public figures can be good sources of public domain recordings. John Glenn, while an astronaut and U.S. Marine would have been speaking in an official capacity, so his speech in NYC was part of one of these jobs as a federal employee and the text would be in the public domain. If the recording was made by NASA or another government agency, that recording would also have been born in the public domain; that is, copyright-free. If a recording is made by a radio or television network, you may need to contact that network in order to get permission to incorporate it in your own projects.
Chapter 5 - Tone
- More a4 recordings to analyze
- Røde Soundbooth microphone demonstration and YouTube channel.
- The recording of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby was one of 59 sound recordings of national and world leaders made by Guy Golterman between 1918-1922 with early Columbia Gramophone equipment.
- Pauline Oliveros: Deep Listening
- While you may not be able to use EQ to turn a bad sound into a great one, you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
- Extended version of Video Example 5-16 on setting the cutoff frequency of a high-pass filter, with the complete song "That's How It Goes" written and performed by Robert Willey.
Chapter 6 - Ambience
- Gregorian Chant is associated with reverberant spaces.
- Daniel Kish is blind. Hear about how he can ride a bicycle using echo location.
Chapter 7 - Mix Session: Pop and Rock
Chapter 8 - Mix Session: Funk/Soul
Chapter 9 - Mix Session: Bossa Nova
Chapter 10 - Mix Session: Electronics
Chapter 11 - Setting Up Your System
- Hearing conservation
- Acoustic treatment materials made by Auralex, Real Traps, and sE Electronics.
- Acoustic Treatment Buying Guide
- Studio Monitor Buying Guide
- 20 Tips on Monitoring
- Guide to Monitoring and Acoustic Treatment
Chapter 12 - Digital Audio
- Introduction to Digital Audio: analog-to-digital conversion (aka samplng) and binary number system.
- Audacity - free recording and editing program for Windows, OSX, and Linux. To use it for MP3 encoding you will need to download and install the LAME MP3 library.
- Converting file formats with iTunes.
- The Truth About Digital Latency, from PreSonus.
- Speech Jammer - a delay of a few hundred milliseconds can make it difficult to talk.