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Sound is as essential to any screen-based media as its visual counterpart. Whether you're playing a video game or watching a movie, sound is bringing complex layers of meaning and emotion to your experience, often at a subconscious level. Explore how it all works with our selection of books guaranteed to make you stop, listen and wonder.

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Game Sound: An Introduction to the...
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Karen Collins
 
An examination of the many complex aspects of game audio, from the perspectives of both sound design and music composition.
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Game Development Essentials: Game...
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Jeannie Novak; Aaron Marks
 
Game audio makes up one-third of the overall game experience: an experience that is part of the larger, multi-billion dollar video gaming industry. This book addresses three major game audio...
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Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen
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Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman; ...
 
Presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception. This work considers...
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Film Sound: Theory and Practice
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Elisabeth Weis; John Belton
 
This classic anthology provides essential models for analyzing sound stylistics through the detailed study of critical sound films. Elisabeth Weis and John Belton...
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The SuperCollider Book
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Scott Wilson; David Cottle; Nick...
 
The essential reference to SuperCollider, a powerful, flexible, open-source, cross-platform audio programming language.
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Film, A Sound Art
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Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman; C. Jon...
 
French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exercise--it enacts a process of audio-viewing. The audiovisual makes...
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Voice in Cinema
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Michel Chion; Claudia Gorbman; ...
 
Chion analyzes imaginative uses of the human voice by directors like Lang, Hitchcock, Ophuls, Duras, and de Palma.
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Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of...
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Nicolas Collins
Accompanying DVD includes 87 video clips and 20 audio tracks by over 100 hackers, benders, etc., as well as 13 tutorials demonstrating projects in the book.
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Soundscape: The School of Sound...
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Larry Sider; Diane Freeman; Jerry Sider
 
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Designing Sound
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Andy Farnell
 
A practitioner's guide to the basic principles of creating sound effects using easily accessed free software.
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Sound for Film and Television
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Tomlinson Holman
 
Offers an introduction to the fascinating field of recording, editing, mixing, and exhibiting film and television sound. This book presents basic principles with illustrations demonstrating how they affect the day-to-day...
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Surround Sound: Up and Running
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Tomlinson Holman
 
Concentrating specifically on surround audio, this title provides comprehensive explanations of complex concepts. It includes mixing tips for multichannel sound. It provides step by step instructions for setting up a...
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The Computer Music Tutorial
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Curtis Roads
 
A comprehensive text and reference that covers all aspects of computer music, including digital audio, synthesis techniques, signal processing, musical input devices, performance software, editing systems, algorithmic composition, MIDI, synthesizer...
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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound
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David Lewis Yewdall
 
Provides a comprehensive explanation of film sound, including mixing, dubbing, workflow, budgeting, and digital audio techniques. Practically grounded with real-world stories from the trenches throughout, this book provides relevant technical...
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Sound Synthesis and Sampling
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Martin Russ
 
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the underlying principles and practical techniques applied to both commercial and research sound synthesizers. This book covers the technology and techniques in music production and...
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